In HYDRO3 an innovative rainwater harvesting system, implemented in a remote agricultural area in Mykonos.
It consists of a sub-surface rainwater collection system. Harvested water will be used to water 0.4 ha of oregano. The cultivation of oregano was selected as it can grow on the island and requires small amounts of water.
Herbs, essential oils, Reclaimed water for irrigation
HYDRO3 is an innovative, nature inspired rainwater harvesting system, located in Ano Mera village in Mykonos Island.
A shallow, sub-surface rainwater collector of 280 m2 surface area is designed to collect rainwater by draining, to transport it into two cylindrical light structure storage tanks of 60 m3 total water storage capacity and eventually to irrigate 0.4 ha of oregano cultivation.
Precision irrigation of oregano and online monitoring of the water quantity and quality are implemented. The oregano yield is processed to produce essential oil giving an added value to the whole chain that will be locally exploited.