About a third of the Earth territory is occupied by arid zones, with less than 5000 cubic meters of water per capita. The issue of water shortage is particularly acute on these territories.
According to UN estimates, the level of fresh water consumption is steadily increasing due to population growth. It leads to shortages and competition for water resources. This crisis is particularly very grave in the field of agriculture.
Russian company AquaAgroSorb has created special polymers for dry regions. They designed hydrogel that accumulates a moisture from seasonal rainfall and redistributes it during hot seasons. These polymers are totally safe for the environment - completely decomposing in the soil and reducing the leaching of nutrients into groundwater.
The AquaAgroSorb startup was a finalist project of Generation S accelerator in the CleanTech category and has already held its first field tests.
The company plans to sale their technology hot countries and regions - the Middle East, China, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, the southern regions of Russia.