AUROVILLE, India - Feb. 1, 2018 - PRLog -- The Smart Control of Rural Renewable Energy & Storage (SCORRES) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB48mJmff0g&t=24s) project has won the Rushlight (http://www.rushlightevents.com/rushlight-awards/) Awards 2017-18 for Resource Innovation and Water Management. The awards event was held at Royal Geographical Society, London.
Funded by Innovate UK, SCORRES is a collaboration between Auroville Consulting (http://aurovilleconsulting.com/), Heriot-Watt University (Scotland) (https://www.hw.ac.uk/), Auraventi Ltd (https://auraventi.com/)., Scene Connect (http://scene.community/about-scene/), Findhorn Foundation College (https://www.findhorncollege.org/), Buddha Garden (http://buddhagarden.org/) and Auroville Centre for Scientific Research. It aims at developing a financially viable, robust, location-specific irrigation system for the Indian agricultural sector. The system is designed to deliver 'right-time, right-volume' irrigation to farms, reducing water and energy consumption, increasing crop yields & food nutrient content and improving soil condition.
The project, currently in its pilot testing stage in Auroville, India, develops clean technology to address the soil-water-energy-food nexus. Initial indications suggest the new technology will reduce water and energy consumption by up to 80%.
Founded in 2010, Auroville Consulting is a unit of the non-profit organization Auroville Foundation. Using our expertise in ecological and socially responsible development, we work for a prosperous eco-system that supports all life on this planet. Our approach is multi-faceted: We collaborate with academic, private and public sector partners both in India and Internationally, helping to develop sustainable urban and industrial development policies, ecologically friendly technologies – and the minds of future leaders. The latter we do with inspirational thought leadership and courses in aspects of sustainability. We live and work in Auroville, a UN-backed global centre of sustainable practices dedicated to the ideal of human unity.