Conserve water while maintaining healthy urban greenspaces
Factors like climate adaptation, urbanization, reduction of air pollution are all contributing to an increased appreciation of – and pressure on – urban green spaces. Green spaces are necessary for cities to stay livable and be resilient against higher temperatures, more drought, and more intense rainfall.
Built-up areas (roofs, walls, planters, city centers) are not the natural habitat for plants and trees to grow. That is why the right conditions will have to be created – and monitored.
“As people flock to urban centers where ground space is limited, cities with green walls and roofs and skyscraper farms offer improved health and well-being, renewable resources, reliable food supply, and relief to the environment."
Wireless soil moisture sensors help to make sure that plants and trees have enough water to grow. By optimizing irrigation, water application is maximized and CO2 emissions are reduced with automated processes. Not to mention, fewer sites visits are required as the soil stays healthy for longer. Build flood resilience and prevent erosion, and runoff from dried compacted soil - soil that is too dry does not absorb or retain water in intense rainfall.