Water properties

How do you feed twice the people with half the resources?

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Water management is key to a secure food supply

A growing population puts traditional food production under pressure, and climate change has increased the need for flood defences. Stone wool can be engineered to absorb or repel water as needed, as well as recirculate it in a greenhouse, solving a range of water management problems. Our products help farmers all over the world grow fresh produce – using 75 percent less water than farmers who grow in soil.

 In the urban environment, our stone wool can help minimise the effects of heavy downpours by draining water from roofs and other hard surfaces quickly into underground stone wool basins. From there, water can slowly infiltrate underground, replenishing groundwater levels.

Did you know?

If all the tomatoes grown in stone wool in Benelux greenhouses in 2016 instead had to be replaced by soil grown tomatoes from open fields in the Mediterranean area, 65 billion more litres of water would have to be used for irrigation.

Girl watering green house

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