Israel’s interesting water harvesting technology
About 92% of Israeli wastewater gets treated and 75% is used for agricultural irrigation
India has been witnessing the water scarcity over the past several years and now as growing population , industrialization and climate change are having huge impact on the country’s available water sources making condition even worse.
Farmers are unable to manage their crop cycles due to unavailability of water, both surface and groundwater ultimately resulting in crop failure and making disparate farmers committed suicides.More than making promises on doubling farmers income and lone waiverment, governments and scientists have to concentrate on finding out efficient water conservation or water harvesting techniques.
In this regard Israel is a step ahead of our country, in spite of finding out new solutions Israel is already having multiple solutions which we can import those techniques.During the 1980s, recycling wastewater was a revolutionary concept when many people around the globe were skeptical. Today, nearly half of the Israel’s irrigation water comes from recycled wastewater.
About 92% of Israeli’s wastewater gets treated and 75% is used for agricultural irrigation purpose. Israel is planning to recycle 95% of its wastewater for irrigation by the end of 2025.
Here we come with one of the interesting water harvesting technologies of Israel:
Have you ever seen Irrigating Crops by collecting dew from the air .Tal-Ya Water Technologies developed this with reusable plastic trays which collect dew from the air and supplies to crop and also by using this trays they can reduce the water needed by crops up to 50 percent.
These plastic trays are square serrated trays, made from non-PET recycled and recyclable plastic with UV filters and having a limestone additive surrounds each plant or tree. When overnight temperature change, dew forms on both the surfaces of the Tal-Ya tray, which funnels the dew and condensation drive to the roots. If it rains, the trays heighten the effect of each millimeter of water 27 times over normal.
These trays also Blocks the sun rays which ultimately control weeds to which forms around crop, the trays also make the most of fertilizer since it funnels right down to the root.These trays do not degrade in the sun or even after the application of pesticides or fertilizers. On average they have an estimated life time of 10 years.
As a result Farmers need to use less water, and in turn less fertilizer on the crop, Less fertilizers and pesticides means less groundwater contamination.Ultimately Helping farmers in all possible ways for conserving water.