Life Deseacrop

Life Deseacrop


To demonstrate the sustainable management of the desalination of seawater for the production of crops in closed and soilless systems, and improve efficiency in the treatment of drainage flows to increase the efficiency of water use and its productivity and preserve the environment.


After comparing, in both soil and soilless systems, the effect of crop irrigation with desalinated water, well water and mixture of both, the greatest production has been obtained at the soilless system irrigated with desalinated water.

Main Data

Desalinated seawater for alternative and sustainable soilless crop production

  • Project duration: 01/11/2017-30/10/2020
  • Funding: Project co-financed by the European Community through THE LIFE  financial instrument, with contract No LIFE16 ENV/ES/000341
  • Budget: 1.048.026 €
  • Website: 
  • Participating entities: Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Sacyr Agua, University of Almería and Community of Water Users of the Region of Níjar

Project's strengths:

  • Desalination for agriculture
  • Treatment and reuse of drainage
  • Treatment with renewable energies
  • Improvement of aquifer quality

We use our own and third party cookies for analytical purposes. Click on HERE for more information. You can accept all cookies by clicking the "Accept" button or set them up or refuse their use by clicking .

Cookie declaration

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Name Provider Purpose Expiration Type
LFR_Sesión_STATE_* Liferay Manage your session as a registered user Session HTTP
GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID Liferay Determines the language with which it accesses, to show the same in the next session 1 year HTTP
ANONYMOUS_USER_ID Liferay Manage your session as an unregistered user 1 year HTTP
COOKIE_SUPPORT Liferay Identifies that the use of cookies is necessary for the operation of the portal 1 year HTTP
JSesiónID Liferay Manages login and indicates you are using the site Session HTTP
SACYRGDPR Sacyr Used to manage the cookie policy Session HTTP

These cookies allow us to count visits and sources of circulation in order to measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most or least popular, and see how many people visit the site. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Name Provider Purpose Expiration Type
_gat Google It is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites Session HTTP
_gid Google It is used to store and update a unique value for each page visited Session HTTP
_ga Google This is used for statistical and analytical purposes for increasing performance of our Services Session HTTP