Hello, I am a young scientist studying at Berzeliusskolan in Linköping, Sweden. I spent this past year researching the possibilities that come with hydroponic cultivations.
In the future, I dream of doing bigger things with my research and branching it out into different aspects of the earth’s planetary health.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
Our country aims to fulfill the goals set up in Agenda 2030 regarding international sustainability. One of the greatest challenges we face in Sweden is the fact that a great majority of people are not aware of the issue that our agricultural water consumption causes.This is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:
I think that the main solution to this issue is motivating people and agricultural companies to transform their traditional cultivations into hydroponic ones of that.
Hydroponic Cultivation – Cultivation in Water That Saves Water?
One of the largest global contributors to rising sea levels is the water withdrawals, garnering a volume of 4 quadrillion liters annually, 72% of these withdrawals go directly to agricultural production. Therefore, this project aimed to examine the differences in water consumption in hydroponic- and traditional cultivations in order to determine if a transition into hydroponic cultivational methods could reduce the need for these withdrawals. The study found that water savings as large as 55% could be made in hydroponic cultivation in comparison to traditional cultivation. It was concluded that water savings as large as 33% could be made without affecting the mass of the harvest in the hydroponic cultivation, which also produced 52% more mass per liter of water.