Solar-Powered Treatment for Water-Scarce and Saline Areas in Morocco and Beyond

Employee Gender Breakdown

20% women

Innovation Type


Financing Goals

Seeking combination of debt and equity

Seeking investment?

Yes, $500,000 USD

Country of Incorporation

United Kingdom

Country(ies) of Implementation

Botswana, India, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Morocco, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Chile, Peru, Portugal, Turkey, Spain, Palestine, Israel

Contact Name

Shirley da Silva

Contact Email

Product Segment

Water - Salinity

Website Address


Water is very scarce in much of the Middle East and North Africa. Many countries in the region, including Jordan, struggle with fundamental socio-economic and developmental problems that are directly linked to water and agriculture. Among the most pressing problems are water and soil salinization due to overexploitation of scarce water resources, resulting in major problems such as low food and nutrition security, job security, employment inequalities and mass negative migration. The lack of effective, affordable, and sustainable water management has a devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. 


ALVÁTECH is a ground-breaking tech and social business that has developed an affordable solar-powered water treatment technology that effectively mitigates water and soil salinization. The non-chemical, sustainable treatment involves changing the molecule behaviour of water as a result of which, high salinity water can be efficiently absorbed by crops. This cutting-edge technology results in both productivity increase and improvements in both the relative and absolute irrigation water use.


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