The Life DESEACROP project organizes dissemination days
The LIFE DESEACROP project celebrated on 23 March a dissemination day within the framework of World Water Day.
DESEACROP is a project approved within the framework of the European LIFE program whose purpose is to develop new systems for the use of desalinated seawater in intensive agriculture and to demonstrate the agronomic and economic advantages of using desalinated water in agriculture.
As Diego Valera, head of the DESEACROP project at the University of Almeria, points out, “the development of intensive agriculture in Almería is inextricably linked to the future of water in our province.” Desalinated water plays a key role in the current scenario of agriculture in Almeria and will play an even more predominant role in the future. ”
The LIFE DESEACROP project attaches great importance to the dissemination of the results of the project to other agents, including companies, farmers and irrigators, specialized technicians and Public Administrations.
In order to increase the visibility of the day of the 23rd, the Community of Users of Waters of the District of Níjar (CUCN), beneficiary of the LIFE DESEACROP project, organized the day within the framework of the World Water Day, so more than 1,000 guests attended, including irrigators and farmers from the province, technicians and researchers.
During the day, Diego Valera gave the presentation “Desalinated Water in Agriculture” and José A. Aznar and Isabel Román discussed the “Tax Modification for the price of water”; both framed in DESEACROP. It also highlighted the presentation of “Photovoltaics for desalination”.
After the success of this day and with more than 1,000 community members representing almost 9,000 hectares, the Community of Users of the District of Níjar does not do more than settle as one of the reference entities in the agricultural sector of Almeria.
In this way, it is expected that the day will serve as a showcase for a pioneering project not only at the national level but also throughout the European geographical area, and whose results are expected to have a great impact on the agri-food sector of south-east Spain and that can be extrapolated to other regions with agroclimatic conditions similar to those of Almeria, both in Europe and beyond the continent.