- Video 1 : C’est pas sorcier- Zimbabwe : de l’eau pour tous, de l’eau pour toute la planète. 24 mai 2013
- Video 2 : Demain y aura-t-il de l’eau douce ?
Le chiffroscope, 7 novembre 2014
- Video 3 : Water, the world water crisis - 7 mars 2012
Book : Water and agriculture, implications for development and growth SAIS & CSIS
- Article 1 utilisation de l’eau en agriculture - OECD 2015
- Article 2 Les usages de l’eau : les usages non domestiques - le centre d’information sur l’eau, 30 septembre 2013
- Article 3 Usages: consommatiosn agricoles - CNRS
- Article 4 Agricultural policy issues, agriculture and agri-food Canada
- Article 5 Water and agriculture: contribution to an analysis of a critcal but difficult relationship - agriculture ans environment, European Commission
What problem do you want to solve?
We decided to tackle the issue of the agriculture's consumption of water and its consequences on its quality. We found this problem particularly interesting.
At the beginning we wanted to work on the problem of water. Effectively, we were aware that water is now called the “blue gold” and is and will be more and more a cause of geopolitical conflicts.
Our researches emphasise the fact that agriculture has a huge responsibility on it.
We realize that it is a real strake to solve and it seems obvious that we have to find a way to reduce this consumption.
When we saw the figures about the percentage of fresh water on the earth which is used for agriculture we were very surprised : a kind of paradox shouted at us.
In fact, we use a huge quantity of fresh water for agriculture in order to feed humans but this water will impinge on the one needed for human survivals.
Why does this problem exist?
Earth Planet is composed of 70% of water. In this part, 2,5% is drinkable but only 0,3% can be easy to reach by humans. Even if the presence of water on the Earth is important, it is a resource rare and unevenly distributed.
Contrarily of the majority’s point of view, the domestic use of water is not the biggest responsible. Indeed, the agriculture consume the most important part of freshwater (70%, against 8% for the domestic use).
We noticed two major problems : agriculture consume a lot of water to irrigate its production and in another hand the fact that intensive agriculture uses pesticides that contaminates groundwater
What breakthrough are you committed to creating?
We need to consider this stake in a durable way. With the increase of the population and the climate warming, this problem will become more and more present.
We committed to create a system which could transform the water vapor into water.
To make it easier for anyone in any countries where there is no reliable access. This technic will allow to divide by ten the water consumption.
To protect the environment of its naturals resources as for example in California where lakes are drawn.
To avoid the vicious circle:
In fact the water used for the human primary needs makes a paradoxe. Agriculture needs a lot of water to produce food for humans whereas this increase production cause water shortage.