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Inefficient water use horticulture

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Issue

Water shortage

There is a lack of adequate quantities of water of a sufficient quality.

In horticulure, the demand for water increases while the available water is not used optimally. Current sources, such as ground water, will in the long term no longer be available. Therefore, alternatives are required.

Solution

AquaReUse

AquaReUse is a water treatment concept that purifies waste water from a cluster of horticulture businesses. The companies reuse the purified water as irrigation water, resulting in a closed water cycle. 

AquaReUse

Pros

  • Prevents the use of groundwater en thus ensures a reduction of the brine issues.
  • Treatment costs of WWTP are reduced.
  • Increased availability irrigation water.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water and food
  2. Development state 7: System prototype demonstration in an operational environment.
  3. Setting type Agricultural area
  4. Water type Waste water
  5. Project period 1-3 years