Globally, the agricultural sector consumes about 70% of the planet's accessible freshwater – more than twice that of industry (23%), and dwarfing municipal use (8%).
One promising field within ICT that may help to decrease the consumption of fresh water in agriculture is precision agriculture.
On November 10th a workshop regarding the use of water in agriculture by robots was held in Barcelona in the Eurecat’s facilities. Precision agriculture is aiming to optimize the resources involved in the crops growth in order to minimize its utilization and maximize the production. The robotic systems can help in this aim. The meeting discussed the convenience of scouting robotic systems and automatic irrigation systems as possible solutions for the right water management in agricultural exploitations