Monday, October 21, 2019

What are latest innovations in agricultural water management?

Innovative approaches in agricultural water management can enhance water efficiency, reduce environmental problems and gain an economic advantage. Examples are modernization of irrigation systems and climate smart farming methods.

Wastewater from oil companies to convert into irrigation water

The Encore Green Environmental company aims to maximize the use oil-and-gas wastewater by irrigating arid lands in New Mexico. Produced water is a byproduct from...

How to maximize rain water as irrigation in drought-stricken farms?

Severe droughts have hit California's agricultural lands. With this, researchers from the University of California found a way to maximize the use of water...

AHDB aspires farms to be water efficient through saving techniques

To support the Water Efficient Technologies (WET) Center, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board co-funds a new commercial water-saving techniques for agriculture. The new commercial...

Climate-smart practices to help farmers in Kenya cope with water scarcity

As Kenya experiences rain water scarcity, agricultural experts encourage farmers to adopt climate-smart practices to cope with unpredictable weather changes. Moreover, farmers immediately plant cover...

AHDB invests in water research to reduce water use in soft...

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board invests in Water Efficient Technologies (WET) Centre to innovate and further dig the research study in soft fruit industry. The...

The innovative sponge that must tackle water stress worldwide

A company affiliated with the Dutch Frisian Water Campus has devised an innovation that should help against water stress worldwide. "Sponsh" absorbs water at...

What does water mean for agriculture?

Water is needed for agricultural production, but conversely, agriculture has important consequences for water balance and water quality. Worldwide there is insufficient clean water for food production, water extraction and biodiversity conservation. Even relatively wet countries periodically suffer from drought damage. This problem is getting worse due to climate change. The weather will be characterized by periods with more severe droughts and also periods with flooding. The water quality is threatened by intensive land use and the production of waste water. We are therefore faced with a major challenge to deal with these changes and to jointly ensure that the water system continues to function for food production, drinking water extraction, safe working, living and recreating and maintaining biodiversity.

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