Readers! Do you remember my post last year on Farming the Water? It centered on fog collectors used to harvest water from high altitude fogs via polyethylyne mesh or nylon netting. Such simple technology provides the most valuable resource: water.

Despite its utmost importance to agricultural production, its use faces competition in the need for human consumption. These needs (agri-production and human consumption respectively) were the reasoning behind the creation of the Sea Water Green House.

As an alternative source for water,  the technology creates a cool environment for plants to grow in a greenhouse situated in arid, coastal areas of the world, thereby plants need less water to grow. Using the walls of the greenhouse, seawater is condensed into freshwater in the same way dew is formed providing the necessary water for irrigation within the green house.

To see a video of this technology at work click here: Sea Water Green House The technology has also been in existed for several years after extensive research was conducted. Therefore you can get as much information about this technology straight from its source here: http://www.seawatergreenhouse.com/aboutus.html

(Photos: Courtesy Google Search)

           

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5 thoughts on “Cultivating the Water

  • March 27, 2012 at 10:49 am
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    This appeared to be most unbelievable at first and providing the link to access more information was essential. The link provided additional details on the process etc. As was said in the link the technologically definitely allows for both economic and environmental viability and sustainability! Amazing is definitely an understatement, where this technology is concerned, lol!

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  • April 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm
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    This technology will be in high demand in the coming decades, it was amazing to see how simple it can be to create technology that takes advantage of natural processes. Truly innovative.

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