Being apart of the grow team my job was specifically in the design team, creating the poster (The Water Cycle) to identify the differences in water usage from an aquaponic system, to that of which the farming industry uses. From this poster specifically, and having to do further research on how beneficial aquaponics are for our environment, I've learned why this benchmark was important and its significance to our world today. For one, the opposing side, the farming industry, uses a mass tone of water for every animal in its factory. The amount used to feed, clean and drain has, not only wasted so much water but has even polluted the water not used yet. This causes harmful bacteria to grow and transfer into our rivers, lakes, and all the water we all use. The aquaponic system, however, reuses water. Its system is recyclable, having both biotic factors, the fish and the plants, benefit and sustain off of each other. Before this project I didn't even know these systems existed, not to mention what they even did for our environment.