Merhaba As you can see, my name is Cem Ege Ergün :)) I live in İzmir -one of the biggest cities in Türkiye. I like doing projects -building things- and have participated in a lot of projects from FRC competitions to National Scientific Research Project Competitions. I am mostly focused on autonomously working projects that consist of wireless network (in some conditions you can say IoT) between different parts of the system. I can code in more than
5 languages and
several microprocessors. Of course I want to contribute to the sustainability of water in my country as well as in the whole world – that’s why I applied with my friend Ahmet for Junior Water Prize!
Water resources in Turkey is limited -as most East European countries. Water shortage has always been a problem for Turkey but in the last years, we have faced almost the worst situations in the history of Turkey. So we should act and try to stop this with scientific projects.This is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:
Actually I will have to tell at least a little of my project to answer this question. We should lower our water use in agriculture because most of the water is used in that sector. But farmers can't calculate the water need of plants every day - so there is a need for an autonomous system in agriculture.
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.