Irrigation Wells News

  • Grows Irritec presence in South America: established IRRITEC CHILE S.A.

    Irritec achieve Chilean market, with the foundation of a new branch that allow the growth of latin american business. The takeover of Chilean company Tecnoagro, well-know brand of irrigation sector, allows Irritec increase branches around the world, confirming the decisive wave of expansion that the company is going through for several years now. Grow up to four, after Mexico, USA and Brazil, ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Dr. Peter G. McCornick to deliver keynote address at colocated Groundwater Week and Irrigation Show

    There is opportunity to make systemic changes in agricultural water management that could significantly impact food security challenges around the world, according to Peter G. McCornick, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, an internationally known authority who will deliver a joint keynote address at the colocated annual meetings of the National Ground Water Association and the Irrigation Association December 5-9 ...

  • Turlock Irrigation District Enters Power Purchase Agreement with SunPower

    Turlock Irrigation District (TID) and SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR) announced today a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) under which TID will buy clean renewable solar power from SunPower. To serve the agreement, SunPower is starting construction this month on a 54-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant at the company's Rosamond Solar site in Kern County, which is expected ...


    By SunPower

  • New irrigation strategies for pecans in humid climates

    Georgia is the largest pecan producing state in the U.S. Although this humid region receives an average of 127 cm or more rainfall annually, periods of moisture stress can occur during the pecan growing season, particularly during August and September when pecans are in the kernel-filling stage and water demand is at its peak. Pecan producers throughout the region depend on irrigation strategies ...

  • California orders large water cuts for farmers

    As California grapples with a relentless drought, state regulators on Friday ordered farmers and others who hold some of the strongest water rights in the state to stop all pumping from three major waterways in one of country's prime farm regions. The order involving record cuts by senior water rights holders in the Sacramento, San Joaquin ...


    By Associated Press

  • Irrigation with treated waste water: A growing fact

    There is a serious problem of lack of water worldwide, so much in quantity as in quality, due to different facts as low rainfall, high evaporation or the increase in the demand of water for different uses. This fact is favouring the search and use of non-conventional sources of water, which guarantee the continuous availability of water to its use in agriculture and landscaping. The use of the ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Baker’s yeast wastewater has limited effect on groundwater when used for irrigation

    Untreated wastewater from the baker’s yeast industry can be used to irrigate crops without negatively affecting the chemical quality of the groundwater beneath, recently published research concludes. Although the wastewater increased concentrations of some groundwater contaminants in an area with a high water table, these levels would not pose a risk to human health even if this water was ...

  • ICL Water Solutions supports project for sustainable irrigation management in Zimbabwe

    We continue to support humanitarian actions related to water in Africa. This year we focus our support on a sustainable irrigation project. Target group are 1,540 farmer families including sugar cane farmers and surrounding communities in the Runde region, Zimbabwe, Africa. We partnered with CARE, a well-established international non-governmental organization (NGO) with a long presence in ...


    By Kurita

  • MENA water integrity programme endorsed

    On December 4, 2014 the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) member countries approved the labelling of SIWI’s Capacity Building Programme on Water Integrity in the Middle East and North Africa. Having the political endorsement to implement this programme is a significant step towards achieving a water wise ...

  • Innovative Irrigation Filter Helps California Combat Drought

    A leading US filtration specialist has developed a new product which could help to combat the severe water shortage that is blighting the South-West. California is currently suffering through one of the worst droughts in the past century, threatening the state’s massive agricultural sector. Porvair Filtration Group Inc.’s Sinterflo® MC metal mesh composite product line - ...


    By Porvair Filtration Group

  • Water demand for crops may rise in northern Germany under warmer climate

    By 2070, there may be insufficient water for irrigation to ensure yields and profitability for some crops currently grown in northern Germany - if the IPCC´s worst case climate change scenario becomes a reality - new research warns. To reduce future demand for water under a changing climate, the study suggests that farmers grow different crops and change their management practices. In ...

  • World Water Council and FAO step up their partnership

    The World Water Council (WWC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to intensify their collaboration in a bid to strengthen global water and food security. Long-time partners, the two organizations will expand their joint work on a number of fronts, including: knowledge and technology development to enhance water productivity; the education of water ...

  • OC on Drought: Save water and stop runoff with “OC Garden Friendly”

    In response to one of the worst droughts in state history, a coalition of local public agencies launched Orange County Garden Friendly, a program to encourage Orange County residents to install climate-appropriate and low-water-use plants in outdoor spaces and gardens. The next OC Garden Friendly event will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, at The Home Depot in Laguna Niguel, 27401 La Paz Road, from ...

  • Klamath Tribes and feds exercise water rights

    Tens of thousands of acres in Oregon's drought-stricken Klamath Basin will have to go without irrigation water this summer after the Klamath Tribes and the federal government exercised newly confirmed powers that put the tribes in the driver's seat over water use - a move ranchers fear will be economically disastrous. Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner ...


    By Associated Press

  • Abengoa to upgrade a transmission line in California

     Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has been chosen by Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for a power transmission project that includes the upgrade of a 230kV transmission line, as well as substations in the state of California. The 'Path 42' project is part of a plan to extend ...


    By Abengoa

  • Learn about groundwater during National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16

    One of the most important natural resources directly impacting the quality of Americans’ lives — groundwater — is also one most people know little or nothing about, according to the National Ground Water Association. “The problem is that people cannot be a good steward of something they don’t understand,” said NGWA Public Awareness ...

  • Global irrigated area at record levels, but expansion slowing

    In 2009, the most recent year for which global data are available from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 311 million hectares in the world was equipped for irrigation but only 84 percent of that area was actually being irrigated, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Water problems mount for South Asian farmers

    The lack of rains in large, monsoon-dependent, agricultural areas of South Asia has compounded concerns expressed in a recent report about an impending global water crisis and its detrimental impact on agriculture. Poor monsoon rains have diminished the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • ISRAEL – The Start-up Nation

    A slew of complimentary articles praising the achievements of Israeli technology have been appearing around the world following a tour of Israel in May by influential journalists. The tour was arranged by the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute in the run-up to WATEC 2011. Forty-six journalists from Europe, North America, Russia, China and the Far East as well as ...


    By Kenes Exhibitions

  • Australian farmers to lose irrigation water

    Farmers would lose more than a third of irrigation water in Australia’s major food bowl, the Murray-Darling, under a plan released on Friday to restore ailing rivers, posing a new headache for the Labor minority government. Farmers and irrigators have warned of farm closures, massive job losses and higher food prices. The move could also see the value of cotton production cut by 25% ...


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