Climate change series: Focus on water conservation
An account of how a rainwater collection system, which replaced supplies pumped from an aquifer, saved energy on an arable and pig farm.
To reduce the 'environmental footprint' of Julian Hasler's arable and pig farm in Gloucestershire a new water collection and storage system was installed. This replaced supplies pumped from an underground aquifer and reduced energy use. The water is used to fill and clean a sprayer, wash farm machinery and supply a wildlife pond. Further uses for both water and wind are planned.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Soils & water > Water resource management
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
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Providing inspiration and information on how to prepare your business for the impacts, opportunities, risks and responsibilities that climate change brings.Website
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