In some instances, most commonly in the event of an emergency, where large groups of people have been displaced; access to clean water becomes an urgent requirement to support displaced families. In such scenarios, the most effective way to provide fresh clean water is through water trucks.
These trucks are driven from areas where there is water available, on a regular basis, to cover for short-term urgent needs. Water trucking sometimes continues for a longer period of time, until longer-term solutions are developed.
Water trucking is an emergency response in almost all environments, as long as a reliable water source is available nearby.
In many cases, the water provided by the trucks is lifesaving for those that benefit, as no alternative means of getting water is available.
Here at Islamic Relief, we’re working worldwide in over 40 countries across the globe to ensure that not only do communities have a safe and reliable source of water for today, but for life too.
When we build a water system, we ensure communities have a sustainable source of clean water for years to come. We recognise the risk of drought, displacement and disease and with over thirty years of expertise we know that simply drilling wells and installing water pumps cannot solve the water crisis.
We bypass short-term interventions and high running costs to instead provide long-term sustainable solutions; installing irrigation systems, building water tanks, training communities, distributing hygiene kits and rehabilitating viable water systems.
Help us to provide men, women and children clean and safe water, an essential we all take for granted.