Treating and reusing wastewater to meet agricultural needs
Tomato growing is an exercise in patience and precision. Water plays a decisive role: cultivation revolves around monitoring the water needs of both plants and soil, and meeting them with quality irrigation water containing the right nutrients. But water’s vital contribution may come under threat, often due to the depletion or pollution of water resources, along with drought conditions.
In line with changing regulations, Veolia is developing water recycling and treated wastewater reuse solutions for the world of agriculture. The Group’s water treatment solutions – for refining, disinfecting and decontamination – have already been used in several wastewater reuse projects and trials.
They can be linked with innovative and intelligent systems to precisely determine crop irrigation needs, offering businesses in water stress areas a reliable supply of high-quality water, and helping preserve water resources worldwide.
- As part of the SmartFertiReuse project, Veolia and its partners are developing a complete, innovative “fertigation” solution, designed to support the world of agriculture and local authorities with treated wastewater recovery and optimized fertilizer management.
- In FRANCE, Veolia is trialing the use of treated wastewater for the micro-irrigation of vines in Gruissan as part of the Irri-Alt’Eau collaborative project.