On a sunny afternoon, the small office building is buzzing with activity.
A few dozen employees have gathered to answer questions about water conservation.
But the office is quiet, save-water-a-thon, as the water conservation team has just begun their work.
A small crowd of people gather nearby, with the occasional passing customer.
There are also several men wearing bright orange suits.
The office is the headquarters of the Water Conservation Alliance (WCA), which was founded by two local conservation activists to help the residents of Mungai, a community near the mouth of the Mungar River, reduce their water use.
“This is one of the biggest challenges in our region,” said the WCA’s executive director, Dr Sarah Hui.
“The Mungari River, which flows through the Muhu River, is one-third of our country’s water supply.”
Mungaria has been the world’s biggest producer of fresh water for decades, and has a water shortage of up to 50 percent.
But its water needs are not being met.
According to the World Bank, water consumption by households and businesses in Munga, which is about 300 kilometres (186 miles) north of Muhua, has risen by around 25 percent in the last 15 years, due to rising urbanisation and development.
The Mungare’s community was forced to sell their house because of this, and now they are relying on the Mauni, the Mulu and Mungatanga rivers for drinking water.
“It is very difficult to have clean water for a family to eat,” said Hui, who is a local politician.
We cannot buy fresh water from him. “
My neighbour is a water collector and he works in the water market.
We cannot buy fresh water from him.
We have to sell water from our neighbour.
This is our biggest challenge.
We need to get some sort of agreement.”
For decades, the village has used its own water to make its own drinking water, but it has been cut off by the Muna River, so it has used water from neighbouring Mungaris.
Hui and her colleagues set up the water collection centre in early 2015, with an initial goal of collecting 10 million litres of water per day.
They were initially told by the water authorities that the Munes River, a tributary of the river, is the best source for water, and that the area was not under the jurisdiction of the water authority.
After a long discussion, the Wacarua district water authority agreed to allow the water to be collected from the Munu River.
In early 2017, the group’s work was completed.
The Wacara district water authorities said it would collect the water from the river for two months, at which point it would be bottled, stored and then distributed to the community.
The water was delivered in buckets, and the Waka Water Center was created, a new water distribution hub for the Mua tribe.
The team was able to collect 100 million litres per day, and Hui said it had received more than 1.5 million litres so far.
The group has already collected around 5 million litres.
Hulu said the group is now planning to distribute water in six batches to the village of Waka, which has a population of just over 200 people.
The local council has also agreed to hand over some water to the group, she said.
“We hope that it will make a positive change,” she said, adding that the local government has received some water from Waka.
In the village, a few hundred families, mostly Mungarians, are in desperate need of fresh drinking water to meet their water needs. “
At least 50 million litres have already been collected so far.”
In the village, a few hundred families, mostly Mungarians, are in desperate need of fresh drinking water to meet their water needs.
Hului said they have been receiving drinking water from wells that are now dry and have only around half the water they needed to supply their needs.
Water authorities in the area said that it was up to the Wawa tribe to distribute the water, because they have not been given a permit from the water body to do so.
“When we started collecting the water for the water centre, we had already been drinking it for a long time,” said Ria Rama, the coordinator of the community water project.
“But now that the water is being distributed to people, we are happy to see that they have stopped drinking it.”
Hui explained that when people have no access to clean water, the biggest concern for them is food, which can easily lead to food insecurity.
She said it is also difficult for people living on the reserve to pay for water as they cannot afford a car to travel for a trip.
“Some of the men have been selling their homes and have not had a chance to buy a car, so they are living