Responsive Drip Irrigation’s (RDI) number one goal is to provide a solution that eases the water crisis and all its consequences. Besides scarcity, the main problem being faced is the lack of potable water in the world, due to inadequate management of water resources. Water continues to be contaminated due to poor or no sanitation, the discharge of domestic sewage and industrial waste without proper treatment, and chemicals from agricultural activities. Unfortunately, over the past 40 years, 33% of the world’s arable land has been lost to erosion or pollution.
With growing global awareness that the planet’s limited resources are in crisis, the next step is to take advantage of new technology, such as the GrowStream™ system, that enables better methods and practices that not only provide a sustainable future, but can also begin to regenerate these resources.
GrowStream™ is a new technology that allows sustainable irrigation in any environment, be it urban, golf courses, sports fields, ornamental gardens, and small or large agricultural environments, such as greenhouses or open fields, on land or vertically. RDI’s system not only significantly saves on water usage, fertilizer usage, and money, but also solves global problems such as food security, poor food supply, in quantity, diversity and quality, and fosters the sustainable development of the surrounding area. While these issues extend across the globe, it is those who have the least access to information, the least education, and the lowest incomes on whom RDI is focused. The simplicity of the GrowStream™ system allows displaced smallholder farmers to grow diverse crops, without requiring specialized knowledge, to feed themselves and their families and improve their economic position.
The system can run on gravity, requiring minimal infrastructure, and can operate with just a raised water tank and a single solar panel. It is also able to irrigate with poor-quality water, reducing the need, and energy cost, of high-powered pumps and filtration systems.
GrowStream’s installation can be performed by anyone, reducing gender and age inequality. The pipe material is very light, easy to handle, and eﬀortlessly installed by scraping a narrow trench with a hoe.
And most importantly for the sustainability of farming families, a single line of GrowStream™ can provide optimal irrigation to diﬀerent crop varieties, allowing small farmers to diversify crop production without requiring a high-level of expertise or sophisticated electronics, while increasing their income potential from the sale of produce from higher crop yields.
The viability of the next crops is guaranteed by the entire plant-responsive structure of the system. 1.5 acres of farmland using regenerative farming practices can produce 6 to 8 times more crops than industrial farms.
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