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  • Vital Irrigation Supplies and Water Storage Tanks

    Once more, farmers have expressed that a review of abstraction licenses and incentives for reservoir building should be high on the new government’s agenda, according to Easter Daily Press. Water is of course one of farming’s most vital natural resources, yet its availability is being increasingly governed by an unpredictable climate and demand from a growing population. One of the ...


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  • ET Water HermitCrab Smart Irrigation Controller Joins the Metropolitan Water District 'Save Water, Save a Buck' List

    ET Water Systems, a green technology services company that specializes in smart irrigation control systems, today announced that its new HermitCrab™ universal smart controller and cloud-based water management services received a perfect score on the Irrigation Association's Smart Water Application Technology™ (SWAT) Performance Protocol test. ET Water also confirmed that the HermitCrab has been ...


    By Marketwire

  • Project Looks At Water Uptake in Beet Crops – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Reduce Irrigation Costs

    Farmers Guardian recently reported on an interesting project being conducted by the University of Nottingham.  The four year research project is looking at ways of enhancing water uptake in sugar beet crops that will cut costs and reduce irrigation. The impetus behind the project lies in the fact that UK sugar beet crops lose around ten per cent of available water through poor water ...


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  • Cranfield and UK Irrigation Association win international award for UK agriculture

    Experts from Cranfield University’s Centre for Water Science and the UK Irrigation Association (UKIA) have won the prestigious WatSave 2010 Technology Award for their research and promotion of on-farm reservoirs in the UK.  The winning project, undertaken by Cranfield’s Dr Keith Weatherhead and Dr Jerry Knox, and Dr Melvyn Kay, Executive Secretary of the UK Irrigation ...


    By Cranfield University

  • 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

  • From Irrigation, to Fertilization, to Generating Electricity - UN Report Highlights the Value of Wastewater as a Resource

    The 330 km3 of municipal wastewater produced globally each year is enough to irrigate 40 million hectares - equivalent to 15 per cent of all currently irrigated land - or to power 130 million households through biogas generation, concluded a UN report released on Tuesday. The report, titled "Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: From Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery," published ...

  • HydroPoint Announces Next Generation Smart Irrigation with New Fall 2014 WeatherTRAK Release

    HydroPoint Data Systems, the proven leader in 360° smart water management, today announced at the Irrigation Show & Education Conference its Fall 2014 WeatherTRAK® Smart Irrigation Release building on the Company’s new conservation apps and advanced flow management products ...

  • Adapting agricultural water to climate change

    This policy brief, published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), examines the relationship between climate change, water and food security and outlines potential adaptation strategies and policy priorities for developing countries. Agriculture in developing countries is already under pressure from growing populations, industrialisation and environmental degradation. Climate change is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water concerns in farming back in the news

    Tighter water abstraction rules once again threaten to have an affect on UK food production growers have been warned, according to Farmers Weekly. Time-limited water abstraction licenses, which are due to expire this year, are being assessed by the Environment Agency to ensure that they comply with the EU Water Framework Directive. License conditions may change if they are deemed to be a risk to ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Decrease water emission in Egyptian vegetable production

    Egypt is an important exporter of vegetables to Europe (like the well-known beans) and the Middle East. For the intensive cultivation of tomatoes and sweet peppers plastic greenhouses are used. Problems with soil diseases, water use and emission of nutrients are increasing. The collaborating Egyptian and Dutch governments are stimulating Egyptian companies to organise research into biological ...

  • Invest in water for farming, or the world will go hungry

    A long list of factors have been blamed for the global food crisis which along with the energy crisis has hit developing countries, and the poor in particular, hardest. Prices of staple foods have risen by up to 100 per cent. A growing population, changes in trade patterns, urbanisation, dietary changes, biofuel production, climate change and regional droughts are all responsible, and ...

  • Coke suspends bottling at plant at center of water dispute

    Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company's use of dwindling groundwater reserves. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, which is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co. based in Atlanta, said it was reorganizing operations across its 24 franchise bottling plants in India according to market demand and factory ...


    By Associated Press

  • Norfolk and Suffolk Farmers Water Worry – Rainwater Tanks Can Help

    Farmers growing irrigated crops in Norfolk and Suffolk are taking steps to protect their businesses from drought, according to the Lynn News. A survey carried out by the NFU reveals that farmers throughout the region are investing in new irrigation equipment, improving water efficiency, changing crops they grow, or investing in more reservoir capacity. Their actions come after half of the ...


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  • Murray-Darling Water Crisis Leaves Farmers, Environment Dry

    CANBERRA, Australia (ENS) - Record low water inflows to the Murray-Darling Basin this year mean that water will not be available for irrigation, the environment or any purpose other than critical drinking water supplies, Prime Minister John Howard and the premiers of three Australian states said today. The prime minister called the drought 'unprecedented' and said that 'based on ...

  • Sound water management key to building resilience in Africa’s Sahel

    Sound water management holds the key to building resilience in Africa's Sahel and can free rural communities from the vicious cycle of weather-related food security crises that have plagued the region over recent years, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at a high level meeting on resilience ...

  • Company fined after pig effluent causes water pollution

    A company that runs a pig farm in Essex has been fined £15,000 after effluent from its animals twice polluted a ditch which drains into the Colne Estuary. A.M. Gray & Co Limited caused water pollution on two occasions after pig slurry from their Bocking Hall Pig Farm, in West Mersea, got into a tributary of the Pyefleet Channel earlier this year. The company pleaded ...

  • Winery Wastewater a Great Source of Vineyard Water – Cone Bottom Tanks For Processing Wastewater

    With more UK vineyards entering the market place and with English sparkling wines picking up award after award, UK producers should be more mindful of recycling their wastewater, according to Phys.Org. It is estimated that to produce one glass of wine, some 29 gallons of water are used and with ever increasing mains water prices, coupled with expensive wastewater disposal costs, wastewater ...


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  • Growers Face Water License Regime – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Can Ease Pressure

    Funded by the Environment Agency, the WATERR project has recently presented research findings indicating that growers throughout Kent are increasing their trickle irrigation water usage and that substrate grown crops, which use efficient trickle irrigation techniques, topped the average water use by crops in the three project years or 2011, 2012 and 2013. Substrate strawberries used 2,495 cubic ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Poultry Farmer Grants For Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

    Farmers Weekly reports this week on grant streams available to the UK’s poultry farming industry.  A new £5m fund which forms part of Defra’s new £141m Countryside Productivity Scheme is designed to help farmers access the best technology and improve productivity.  Small grants of between £2,500 and £35,000, along with large grants of up to £1m ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

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