Dutch greenhouse provides early success in subsurface water solution market

  • Technology


A coastal aquifer storage and recovery project using injected rainwater as the source for a commercial greenhouse in the Netherlands is being implemented for Wayland Developments by two members of a consortium set up to promote subsurface water solutions.

The project was awarded to Codema group company B-E de Lier and the KWR Watercycle Research Institute. It represents a first commercial spin-off of the EU-funded SUBSOL project aimed at bringing coastal subsurface water solutions to the market.

According to the SUBSOL project, the contract is exploring, designing and ultimately implementing a subsurface water system to supply high-quality water for irrigation for a 73ha area of greenhouse in Waddinxveen in the Netherlands. The water will be collected from the greenhouse roofs and the roofs of the adjacent logistics area, some 100 ha in all.

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  • Netherlands, aquifer storage and recovery