Hydroponics in the UAE: Understanding Sustainable Agriculture

Students at DIA have been working on a design for a hydroponics system that can be used as a model for water conservation and agriculture.  The initial plan was to build a vertical system which would maximize space however the students found this design challenging as it would not allow for maximum yield.  They have gone back to the drawing board and are considering a deep water culture bubbleponics system that delivers nutrients and oxygen directly to the roots while using minimal water and space.

Vertical Hydroponics System

This was our first prototype for a vertical hydroponics system.

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