Water quality is a key consideration, not only in
emergency settings but also in complex crises or in fragile contexts. In this
regard, the local production of chlorine is a very important aspect. Depending
on each specific situation a different technology and approach is required. Between
2013 and 2020, Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SHA) supported local actors to increase
capacities for chlorine production.
One example is the support to Ukrainian authorities on
both sides of the frontline. Setting up external supply chains of water
treatment chemicals in that context proved difficult (SHA transported more than
12,000 tons of chemicals since 2015), and consequently, local production
capacities were strengthened. Overall, 110
devices for the local production of chlorine solutions were delivered so far, which are now being used to
treat drinking water for more than 400,000 people on a daily basis.
countries where local chlorine production has been strengthened between 2013