The Trans Africa Pipeline

The Trans Africa Pipeline (TAP) is the largest, humanitarian civil engineering project of the 21st century.

The Trans Africa Pipeline (TAP) is the first permanent solution to end devastating drought and increasing desertification across the Sahel region of northern Africa.

TAP is an 8,000 km. long freshwater pipeline which will provide clean, potable drinking water to 28-30 million people in 11 countries of the African Sahel.

The largest humanitarian civil engineering project of the 21st century, TAP will construct large-scale desalination plants on the west and east coasts of Africa, regional tank farms and pumping stations for water storage and distribution.

Using a combination of new solar technologies and wind turbines, TAP will be carbon-neutral, develop its own power sources, and pump approximately 400,000 cubic meters a day of clean, fresh water from each African coast across 11 Sahel countries.

The Trans Africa Pipeline Inc. is a not-for-profit organization working in collaboration with the 11-country Pan African Great Green Wall agency, with specific Sahel countries and with our U.S. charitable organization, the TAP Foundation U.S.

TAP Overview

The Trans Africa Pipeline is the first permanent solution to end devastating drought and increasing desertification across the Sahel region of northern Africa.

The Trans Africa Pipeline (TAP) is an 8,000 km. long freshwater pipeline which will provide clean, potable drinking water to 28-30 million people in 11 countries of the African Sahel.

The largest humanitarian civil engineering project of the 21st century, TAP will construct large-scale desalination plants on the west and east coasts of Africa, regional tank farms and pumping stations for water storage and distribution.

Using a combination of new solar technologies and wind turbines, TAP will be carbon-neutral, develop its own power sources, and pump approximately 400,000 cubic meters a day of clean, fresh water from each African coast across 11 Sahel countries.

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TAP News

Untapped potential: How the Trans Africa Pipeline project plans to solve the Sahel drought issue

"A village will have clean fresh water drilled into the aquafir well, then the aquafirs deplete and the wells break down," Daphne Lavers tells us. Lavers and her husband, Dr Rod Tennyson are frustrated that NGO-built African wells do not last.  Read full release...

Mauritania Government Appoints Co-ordinator for the Trans Africa Pipeline

April 11, 2017, Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania:

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania announced on April 6, 2017 the appointment of Mr. Mbacké Fall as the Mauritania Government Co-ordinator for the Trans Africa Pipeline Project (TAP), a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization building an 8,000 km. freshwater pipeline across the Sahel region of Africa.  Read full release...

Trans Africa Pipeline Inc. Hosts Mauritania Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs in Toronto

On October 24th this year, Toronto-based Trans Africa Pipeline Inc. (TAP) hosted a full-day visit and business meeting with the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation of Mauritania, responsible for Maghrebian and African Affairs and Expatriate Mauritanians, Her Excellency Mdm. Khadijetou Mbareck Fall when she visited Toronto specifically to meet with TAP.  Read full release...

Trans Africa Pipeline Appoints First Representative in Mauritania/Sahel

Trans Africa Pipeline Inc., a Canadian non-profit organization focused on a continental water pipeline for Africa’s Sahel area, has appointed its first official African-based representative, Mr. Khalil Chouaib, operations manager for ACT Shipping, based in Mauritania’s capital, Nouakchott.  Read full release...

Trans Africa Pipeline Inc. Signs Historic First Agreement with Sahel Country Mauritania To Begin the Process to Permanently End Drought in North Africa

Toronto, Ontario & Nouakchott, Mauritania: Following a four-day visit to Nouakchott by a Trans Africa Pipeline (TAP) delegation led by its president and founder, Dr. Roderick Tennyson, TAP, a Toronto-based, non-profit organization, is pleased to announce an historic agreement with the Government of Mauritania.  Read full release...



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Water is life.

Safe water is vital to human existence but for over 750 million people clean water is just a dream, especially in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa where drought from climate change inflicts water-related disease and death, the loss of farmland to desertification and chronic water and food shortage on tens of millions of people.

Lack of safe water is the greatest single obstacle to human survival and development in the Sahel.

Until now...

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There is hope: a Trans-Africa pipeline will benefit millions of people.

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Quotes & Proverbs

Water is life: a few more thoughts...

A true friend, when you have nothing to drink, will bring you water.

Pure water is the world's first and foremost medicine.

Proverbs

When you have water you dream many things.

TAP dreams of a future where access to clean drinking water is universal.

From "Dead Aid"

The notion that aid can alleviate systemic poverty...is a myth. Aid has been...an unmitigated political, economic and humanitarian disaster...

By Dambisa Moyo, 2009