My name is Garuba Mustapha Ademola from ABIBAT MOGAJI MILLENNIUM SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL AGEGE LAGOS, NIGERIA, one of the contestants of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
In my country, Nigeria people dont know how to preserve water, and waste a lot of water, and do not have access to potable drinking waterThis is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:
Drinking natural purified water is the most suitable way for sustaining the quality of life
The use of chemicals in water treatment, which is a popular practice all over the world, contributes to climate change. For example, chlorine reacts to form tetra-halo-methane which are green house gases and carcinogenic. This project used common plants (Moringa olifera and Jatropha curcas), to treat various contaminated water and with GSM monitoring system we were able to evaluate the effectiveness of the pollution-control measures. With this technique, all the stations will operate in real time, and central station can access data from any of the above stations using GPRS/GSM or 3G cellular services. This work highlights the fact that our solution is in nature and this project if scaled-up, is capable of meeting the safe water needs of communities.