Small Island States are those coastal countries grouped based on certain characteristics they share. These include challenges in achieving sustainable development, vulnerability to external shocks and natural disasters, and degradation of their natural resources. A limited amount of fresh water is available and many in the islands are dependent on Caribbean water treatment including drinking water for hotels and irrigation for resorts among their various other industries.
One issue that affects these vulnerable states is water scarcity, one of the most serious resource issues facing us today. According to analysis by the World Resources Institute, 37 countries in the world already face “extremely high” levels of water stress, meaning that their baseline water score is 5.0, which is the highest. 7 out of these 37 countries are Caribbean countries – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago. The need for Caribbean water treatment is high in not only these countries but other in the Caribbean as well.
Manufacturing Caribbean Water treatment products in Florida, gives us a unique opportunity to understand the needs of our Caribbean neighbors. Haliant Technologies has designed and manufactured equipment for various industries throughout the Caribbean including beverage manufacturing and drinking water for hotels. Agriculture and irrigation have the most demand for treated water in the Caribbean. Haliant Technologies incorporates a variety of technologies to meet the flow and quality of water required.
Drinking water systems for hotels are designed based on the available water. Haliant Technologies will design a complete system including pumping systems, pretreatment, membrane filtration, and post treatment to meet the quality and flow required. The same process flow can be designed for any other industry requiring treated water including industrial and commercial applications.
Water demand is expected to increase by nearly 30% by 2050 in the Caribbean mostly due to industrial development, thus creating an urgent need for innovations that can help supplement the dwindling volume of available fresh water in a sustainable and scalable fashion. One of these is seawater desalination which holds a lot of promise for Caribbean water treatment technologies for a sustainable future.