Taste testing Thar desert's new solar pumped water
30 March 2015 Last updated at 23:25 BST
A new multimillion dollar project that uses solar power to treat underground saline water is offering a ray of hope in south east Pakistan.
The Thar Desert, a poor and remote region along the India border, is suffering from three years of drought.
Hundreds of infant deaths have been linked to a lack of water.
The BBC's Shahzeb Jillani reports.