08 Jun '11, 4pm

Vertical Farms: Not Just Green Eye Candy, They Can Actually Work : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Vertical Farms: Not Just Green Eye Candy, They Can Actually Work : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Conventional greenhouses and other indoor agriculture facilities currently avoid reclaiming transpired water, electing to simply expel it to the outside world and consume more water to replenish irrigation levels....the incidence of water stress is widely projected to increase throughout much of the world in the coming decades. One study has calculated that if present trends continue, 1.8 billion people will be living in absolute water scarcity by 2025, while a full two thirds of the human population will face water stress.With agriculture currently accounting for some 72% of human water use it seems likely that such steps to reduce water consumption will become a desirable provision of vertical farming in the future.

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