agriculture water storage Articles

  • Agricultural water conservation and efficiency in California: a special focus on the Delta

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a critical resource. Almost half of the water used for California’s agriculture comes from rivers that once flowed to the Delta and more than half of Californians rely on water conveyed through the Delta for at least some of their water supply. The Delta also provides habitat for 700 native plant and animal species. This important region is now in a serious, ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Surprising ways Kenyans are embracing climate-smart agriculture

    In rural Kenya, where it may only rain twice per year, farmers and herders are embracing so-called “climate-smart” agriculture. The video above, produced by the World Bank, begins by showing how John and Mary Obuom have transformed their one-acre farm into a model of sustainable practices. The family plants a diversity of crops in case one or more fails in a given year. A thicket of ...


    By Ensia

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.1 One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Carbon Sequestration: Addressing Climate Change and Food Security through Sustainable Agriculture

    Introduction To meet the demands of a growing, increasingly urban global population (approximately 9 billion by 2050), the World Bank calculates that global food production must increase by 70% in the next 35 years. This is a great challenge not only because of the volume of food that must be produced, but because agricultural conditions will not remain constant or predicable ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Embodied Energy in the Water Cycle

    The importance and connection between energy production, energy use and water reclamation cannot be overstated. It’s primarily a relationship that was born out of our need to re-engineer nature and develop energy sources for the industrial revolution. Water power was synonymous with agricultural irrigation, industrial mills and building dams to create water storage reservoirs for potable ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Stream closure and water allocation in the Colombian Andes

    In the Andean region water for human activities is commonly extracted from small streams. When water is abundant, equity considerations in water allocation arrangements are not apparent; but when streams approach closure, a closer look at water distribution and use are necessary to diagnose and address allocation concerns. This paper presents a case study in the Colombian Andes where water during ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Discussion Outlining Filtration Of Horticultural Water From Influent To Effluent

    Since the beginning of time mankind has found it difficult to manage it's natural resources primarily due to economic pressures, greed and power. It is evident from increased population and usage of water like never before that the Worlds potable water resources are slowly being depleted due to, extraction, waste, over usage, and contamination. As we entered the Twenty First Century ...


    By AguaSeguridad

  • Large-scale irrigation - Understanding energy-water-food connections

    Original story at MIT News An MIT team is providing new understanding of the growing interconnections among three critical resources: energy, water and food. The work focuses on Pakistan's Indus Basin, where irrigation water is increasingly pumped from underground, a practice that is intensifying a preexisting shortage of energy. Using new and ...

  • Analysis of Selected Herbicides And Related Metabolites in a Coastal Lagoon Under The Influence of Water Runoff: Sediment and Biota

    Coastal lagoons are subjected to strong anthropogenic pressures as a consequence of their location between Land and Sea. Among other contaminants, they are receiving high nutrient loadings and pesticides, mainly of agricultural origin, from heavily exploited watersheds. Since the number of chemicals released into the water systems is high, there is a need to classify them and the associated risk, ...


  • Single irrigation can achieve relatively high production and water use efficiency of siberian wildrye grass in the semiarid agropastoral ecotone of North China

    Siberian wildrye grass (Elymus sibiricus L.) is widely planted in the agropastoral ecotone of North China (APENC). Scheduled irrigation is an important approach to increase the forage yield in this semiarid region. Based on field experiments conducted in Bashang Plateau in APENC during 2002 to 2004, we studied the feasibility of applying single irrigation (SI) to increase forage yield by bringing ...

  • Perfectly clean water without the use of toxic chemicals - The Poultry Industry - Case Study

    Improved water quality increases earnings significantly, in the poultry industry Bacterial contamination in drinking water can be heavily attributed to biofilm buildup inside the water pipes. Danish Clean Water manufactures a line of ECA generators that produce the disinfectant NEUTHOX, which is a highly effective terminator of biofilm. Improving the quality of animals’ ...


    By Danish Clean Water A/S

  • Soil management practices for sustainable agro-ecosystems

    A doubling of the global food demand projected for the next 50 years poses a huge challenge for the sustainability of both food production and global and local environments. Today’s agricultural technologies may be increasing productivity to meet world food demand, but they may also be threatening agricultural ecosystems. For the global environment, agricultural systems provide both sources and ...


    By Springer

  • Waterquality in irrigation canals and boreholes - Greece

    Background Kavala is located in the North East of Greece, 680 km from the capital Athens. The population of the prefecture of Kavala is around 85,000 people. The River Nestos which flows through this prefecture is very important for the agriculture of the area. To allow for a fair distribution of the water for irrigation purposes, a number of Boreholes and canals have been established. The ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Controlling weather extremes – turning rainfall to an advantage

    Shropshire and the surrounding areas are well known to experience seasonal flooding, according to the Shropshire Star. Whilst wet ground conditions can be a burden, triggering increased costs, lower output and extra work, the advantages of rainfall certainly outweigh the opposite extreme of the weather spectrum. Shaun Jones, rural professional director of Halls, Shrewsbury, explained that ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Green Innovation Fund Targets Farmers

    Reading Greenwise Business this week, we’ve learnt of a new fund available to small and medium-sized enterprises that are shown to be pioneering solutions to some of the problems currently facing the country’s farming, from water resource efficiency, through to pest control. The venture capital fund of an initial £9 million investment, called Agri-Innovation Venture Capital ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Estimation of Ascaris lumbricoides egg inactivation by free ammonia treatment of ash-amended UDDT vault products using stored urine in Uganda

    Urine-diverting dry toilets (UDDTs) are designed to recover nutrients and organic matter from human excreta for use as agricultural amendments, and have been promoted in many developing countries, including Uganda. Wider UDDT implementation could help address problems in areas where water scarcity limits sanitation coverage and/or declining soil fertility jeopardizes growing populations’ ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Geostatistics-based spatial variation characteristics of groundwater levels in a wastewater irrigation area, northern China

    Although wastewater reuse in agriculture can ease water scarcity, this practice also alters the variation of groundwater recharge and groundwater levels. This study employed a geostatistical method to systematically investigate the spatio-temporal variations and storage fluctuations of groundwater in a wastewater irrigation area in a southeastern suburb of Beijing. Specifically, we generated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Emissions from Crops - POST Note

    Agriculture contributes 9% of the UK’s greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions burden and 10-12% globally. Although there is a long-term declining trend from UK agriculture, the sector may account for a larger share of overall emissions in the future as other sectors reduce emissions. This POSTnote focuses on reducing GHG emissions from growing and storing arable and horticultural crops. ...


    By UK Parliament

  • Boost grain preservation before production

    Better grain storage would save money and feed over a billion, says Digvir S. Jayas. It deserves more attention. Annually over 2.6 billion tonnes of grains — cereals, oilseeds and pulses — are grown and then stored along the chain from producers to consumers. Most countries do not systematically report how much grain becomes unfit for human consumption during storage, but ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Agroecology Taps a Wellspring of Farming Knowledge

    Agroecology shares family farmers' evolving knowledge — and should go mainstream, says Fernando R. Funes-Monzote. Over recent decades, formal research and extension, led by governments and big enterprises, have led to novel answers for emerging problems in agriculture. However, these have generally ...


    By SciDev.Net

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