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Babel Tower implements new water technology for agriculture

Babel Tower, a local company, has developed and implemented a new local technology that could save local water consumption in agriculture from 15 to 20 percent, according to Babel Tower CEO Martin Keller.
“The result so far of the technology implementation for agriculture use in the Saudi capital is encouraging and we urge the public and the private sectors to adopt it as a water saving solution in agriculture. The cost of acquiring the new water technology is competitive,” Keller added.
The announcement was made on the sidelines of a seminar on the Euro debt crisis and its global implication conducted by Bundesbank Director Joachim Schirmer and hosted by German Ambassador Dieter W. Haller at his residence in the Diplomatic Quarter (DQ).
In implementing the new technology, Keller said: “We determine how much water drawn from underground is going through the companies’ plants. We measure how much water goes into each plant and we calibrate it. Through the computer, we get the data, including the amount of water saved because of the new technology,” he said.
Babel Tower thought of adopting the technology as a way to help meet local demand for water for agriculture purposes, he said, adding that by implementing major irrigation projects and large-scale mechanization, Saudi Arabia has progressed in developing agriculture.
He added that the Kingdom relies much on desalinated water, of which it’s the largest producer.
“Per capita water consumption in Saudi Arabia is 91 percent higher than the international average,” Keller said, quoting a report from the Saline Water Conversion Corporation.
The Kingdom has invested nearly $25 billion in the last 80 years in developing desalination technology and in building and operating desalination plants.