World of Water Charity supports research into Food Security

In order to feed everyone, we are now sucking the World dry of its freshwater faster than Nature can replace it. Satellites help us to measure this problem but we need to solve it.

Most food producers use a lot of water when farming crops and livestock, many drilling ever deeper wells each year to find the water their crops demand.  In bad cases, the land dries, soil structures die, there are more droughts and food prices rocket.  In terrible cases there’s poverty, starvation and death.

But there is a farming method that recycles nearly all of its water. Aquaponics.

The World of Water charity cares about water used in food production and through its work, aims to keep water clean and available for all to drink, enjoy – and use in food production.

In 1979 World of Water researched waste from fish farms.
In 1983 World of Water toured the UK with an educational  exhibition on the future of aquaculture, “Wet Harvest”.
In 2016, World of Water returns to research the growth of aquaponics.

In trials at the World of Water field centre last year all our organically grown vegetables grew outside in a number of different aquaponic systems between March and September. This year we want to extend the growing season by raising seeds indoors and creating three greenhouses.  Our charity has been very busy fundraising for this new work and has 68% of the funds required. We need your help to raise the rest.

With a more caring use of water, and land, the World will be able to produce enough food in the future.

We need to secure match funding. Please donate whatever you can.
Our charity’s research into aquaponics will bring about greater food security for communities around the World. By donating, students from around the globe will be given the opportunity to develop village farming systems to prevent starvation – ways that care for the water they have.

If we don’t help home communities to use the water they have to grow the food they need, those communities may continue to need food parcels.  Without home food security, those communities may abandon their dried out farmlands or they may starve.

It is always better to teach the skills required to produce food than to drop ready-made food parcels.

Last year, students from Spain, England and Italy visited the World of Water field centre and were so keen on our aquaponic research that they built their own growing systems from recycled drink containers, food trays, gravel, pond liner, pipes and flower pots. Most village communities around the World can do the same thing – improvising with what’s available given the skills and knowledge of what’s possible.

World of Water aim to stop water being over used, abused, wasted and polluted. Join us and support however you can. We need to feed the World to truly blossom its full harvest.

Some images for you showing the work of our international students last year. The four aquaponic systems shown here are NFT (Nutrient Film Technique); Flood and Drain; MicroTube; Algae Screen

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Are YOU an Engineer?

Presenting the wonder that is AQUAPONICS, just took on a new twist.

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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..