The DESERT technology can contribute to mitigate the negative effects of intensive surface and groundwater abstraction, improving water quality and increasing farmers' income through saving costs of energy and reducing the water and fertilizers needs
The next decades a large percentage of the world population will live in areas with water scarcity and poor water quality due to climate change and increasing population pressure, thus agriculture will face the challenge of supplying the increasing demand for food resulting from the forecasted population growth rates.
In the Mediterranean Region, irrigated agriculture contributes 75% to the final production. Secondary salinization from irrigation water is a growing worldwide problem as more agricultural land has become saline.
The main aim of DESERT project is to create an innovative concept as a smart system combining sustainable technology on water treatment and water quality sensors, tuned to the local situation. DESERT project introduces a new approach and vision of agriculture.
Sustainable reuse of treated municipal wastewater for tree crops irrigation
Aula Magna di Agraria - Via Amendola 165/A - Bari, Italy
Siccità, per combatterla un'idea made in Italy. Ecco Desert: "Riuso dell'acqua reflua grazie ai depuratori per evitare lo spreco"
Il Fatto Quotidiano di Francesco De Palo ' 10 agosto 2017
Inquinamento acqua: 2 miliardi di persone bevono acqua contaminata
Secondo l'Onu nel mondo ci sono quasi 2 miliardi di persone che bevono acqua contaminata e che non hanno accesso a servizi igienici di base.