Design for Aquaponics Tour Exhibit for World of Water charity. (Drawing 001 by Nicolas Roy at École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques (ENSMM) Aug.2015)
Are you an engineer?
Our charity, World of Water, urgently needs your voluntary help in building a World Awakening Display to show everyone the urgent need for ever wiser water use in food farming.
When clean water is spread on agricultural land, along with organic or inorganic fertilisers, it continually washes the soil and damages it each and every season. After years of such abuse, soil becomes dry dust, needing more water and more nutrients to get a crop. This is happening in the most intensive farming areas of the World.
Unless we use water and nutrients more wisely, the World risks the biggest famine it has ever known. Millions will die.
We need your help now to develop farming ways that do not waste water, energy and nutrients. Farming systems that:
- provide crops with the water they actually need for growth
- put all the nutrients into the crops
- allow soil structures to rebuild
- stop fertiliser wash-out into rivers and therefore …
- giving rivers and estuary wildlife a chance to recover and regenerate.
There is an ever-increasing World demand for food. There is a need to adjust our farming methods accordingly to provide this food. If we cannot provide enough food, yet keep on producing more mouths to feed, we have a problem.
As a charity, our aim is to create better health. At World of Water, we care for the solution. Water – wiser water use. Our programme of research includes the ancient ways of aquaponics. Updated, these ways make better use of water, land space and nutrients.
Through Research, Practical Experience and Education, we help to develop the methods, know-how and understanding to prosper. We gain support for our work, we need to reach the consumers of food before food becomes scarce, highly priced or simply not on the shelves.
To do this we have designed the first of a series of fantastic animatronics machines including pumps, lights, PV and solar power system, recycled water store, sun sculpt, algae panels, plants, fish and flowing food. We now need to make theses designs into practical working demonstrations for public and trade display.
Parts can be made in your own workshop or you can use our Field Centre.
If you see the future of better water engineering in food production we would like to talk with you.