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  • ACWA Honors Patterson Irrigation District With 2012 Clair A. Hill Award

    The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today presented the prestigious Clair A. Hill Award to Patterson Irrigation District for its Fish Screen Intake Project. The award was presented during the annual ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey, where more than 1,700 local water officials are gathered through Friday for programs and panel discussions on a variety of key water ...


    By Marketwire

  • Solar-powered irrigation improves food security in West Africa

    Solar-powered irrigation that delivers water directly to plant roots could help ensure food security in Africa, say researchers. Their study in the Sudano-Sahel region of West Africa indicated that this irrigation method could increase both household income and nutritional intake, particularly during the dry season. The food supply in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa is considered insecure in ...

  • Mapping livestock water requirements to inform EU water policy

    Ecosystems provide a range of valuable services relevant to water. Lakes and rivers contribute to water supply, whilst forests and wetlands help protect against flooding and can also remove pollutants such as heavy metals ...

  • Arsenic in food chain raises health concerns in Bangladesh

    A high concentration of arsenic in the water and soil is infiltrating Bangladesh's food chain, raising serious health concerns for millions of residents, specialists warn. The acceptable level of arsenic in drinking water has been set at 50 parts per billion (PPB) or 0.05 microgrammes per litre of drinking water in Bangladesh, while the approved global standard set by the World Health ...


    By IRIN

  • Four million people food insecure in Madagascar

    As many as 4 million people in rural areas of Madagascar are food insecure following this year's reduced harvest. Production of rice – the Indian Ocean island's staple – and maize has been badly hit by erratic weather and a locust invasion. A further 9.6 million people are at risk of food insecurity, say two United Nations agencies. The extent of the island's food crisis is revealed ...

  • BACKHUS Series 21

    Edewecht, Munich, November 4, 2010 – Shortly after celebrating their 25th anniversary, BACKHUS EcoEngineers will be launching a new series of turners, the BACKHUS 21 series. With the new machines, the world’s leading company for turners is reacting to the growing demands in the composting sector. In their 25 years in the composting business, ...

  • Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

    A hefty tax was placed on excessive household water consumption, penalizing families with lawns, swimming pools or leaky pipes. So many of Mr. Zvieli’s clients went over to synthetic grass and swapped their seasonal blooms for hardy, indigenous plants more suited to a semiarid climate. “I worried about where gardening was going,” said Mr. Zvieli, 56, who has tended ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Can the World Feed China?

    By Lester R. Brown Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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