2022 | Turkey | Water issue adressed: Too little

Internet of Things Based Smart and Autonomous Agricultural Irrigation System

One of the most serious global problems of our age is water source scarcity. The sector where the available water resources are most consumed in the world and in Turkey (~ 70%) is agriculture. With smart irrigation technologies, better quality products can be grown using less water.

For this purpose, the Internet of Things software and electronic system have been developed, which determine the irrigation days and the daily water need of the product according to the agricultural product by using the weather data (with Penman Monteith Equation), and ensure the irrigation at the time when evaporation is the least, using solar energy.

Our study has achieved its purpose in our tests.

This is how I came up with the idea for this project:

Water scarcity is a serious problem and precautions should be taken as soon as possible as most research associations state. We thought that a system that works autonomous, saves water and increases product efficiency can provide a solution to this problem.