Across the world, many communities are already experiencing increasing
droughts due to climate change. As the global population increases,
securing enough supplies of clean, safe freshwater is a critical
priority and using our current resources more efficiently needs to be
part of this. Since farming is one of the largest consumers of
freshwater, reusing waste water within agriculture could have a
significant impact, however existing techniques are limited and
difficult to apply at scale. But exciting pilot studies funded through
the STFC Food Network+ are already bearing fruit – quite literally – in
finding an alternative approach.
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