Google BrioAgro Water Scarcity Innovation

In a world where water is scarce, Google has created a system that uses sensors to determine soil moisture. By monitoring soil moisture and analyzing plant growth, this system can automatically water crops when needed. The system also monitors crop growth to identify potential threats and stratifies recommendations based on crop type. Ultimately, BrioAgro can improve farm yield while reducing the amount of water required for each crop.

Developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, the portable wastewater filtration system has already won the top prize at the Google Pitch Fest in Switzerland. It can purify up to 20,000 litres of water per day, and is ideal for remote and disaster-prone regions. Another breakthrough in the field of water filtration is the fact that it does not use water at all, but uses membranes and chemicals to make the water available.

Many companies are developing new technologies to combat water shortages. Imagine H2O provides technology to utilities to manage water resources, and Smarter Homes produces a smart metering system and an automated leakage prevention system. These innovative technologies have been implemented on apartment buildings in India and have already saved over 40,000 households more than a year’s worth of water. In addition, Oneka produces autonomous drinking water production systems for small island communities. In Bengaluru alone, it has saved 71 million liters of water per year.