This project aims to collect data to guide rainwater capture and recovery for use on farms to. The uses selected for study are:
1) Washing agricultural products;
2) Providing a water supply for workers staying on the farm (except for drinking water);
4) Crop protection.
An initial group of “fixed” catchment structures will be deployed around existing structures such as large tunnels and building roofs .
A second group of “mobile” structures will be deployed to collect water in crops under plasticulture (on a slope) or in certain cases in a field or area near a pond. Transport, storage and water treatment solutions will be adapted to the different conditions encountered.
The project will last three years and will be carried out mainly on farms on Île d'Orléans.
From 2021 to 2023
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