The Mondulkiri provincial environment department has installed water harvesting devices to address a shortage in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary.
Keo Sopheak, department director, today said that the sanctuary, which is rich in natural resources and biodiversity, is facing a water shortage due to the current hot and dry spell.
He said that they have installed two water harvesting devices to tap and condense dew to supply water for rangers and residents in the sanctuary.
“This equipment can absorb about 20 liters a day from the atmosphere for park rangers to use there,” Mr Sopheak noted.
He said that the equipment was sponsored by WWF in a pilot project to tap water from the atmosphere.
Mr Sopheak also said that the department is also collaborating with WWF to transport water from other parts of the province to fill dried-up wildlife watering holes in the forest sanctuary.
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