Solar electrodialysis brings water to off-grid villages
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Solar electrodialysis brings water to off-grid villages

A simple set of solar panels and a battery system connected to an electrodialysis desalination unit could provide fresh water for a typical Indian village, according to MIT researchers. The MIT scientists found that Indian communities with no connection to the power grid but with access salty groundwater could get …

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Kenya and Taiwan join Delta Alliance
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Kenya and Taiwan join Delta Alliance

In 2009, Alterra Wageningen UR set up the Delta Alliance, an international knowledge-driven network for enhancing safety and sustainability in the delta regions of the world. Now that Kenya and Taiwan have joined the network, fourteen deltas over the whole world are members. Source: Wageningen UR Together the member countries …

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1639564 Alberta Inc.

  1639564 Alberta Inc. is an environmental company involved in atmospheric research and is promoting a groundbreaking technology to be developed and demonstrated as part of The Sky Tap Project. The company was established in 2011 after the successful prototype demonstrated the ability to create clouds on demand in a …

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HorticultureINNOVATIONWater

Making the most of water

Innovative substrate-free recirculating hydroponics optimises water usage Source: New Growing System Systems for the intensification of efficiency in the use of water are critical to providing a window of hope to the consolidation of fresh food self sufficiency, and there are innovative technologies which tackle the two fronts of water …

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chatech
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The buried water source

Zero evaporation waste and half the amount of water used by drip as irrigation goes underground Source: Chahtech Delivering no waste due to evaporation and using two times less water than the drip method of irrigation while providing three to five times more yield, The Buried Diffuser has helped farmers …

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lasermix2000
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New desalination treatment technology a magnet for entrepreneurs

Electromagentic water treatment combines desalination with nematode sterilisation – all without chemicals Source: Planet Horizons Technologies Through the use of electromagnetic treatment of water with little or no added chemicals, brackish water can now safely be used for irrigation. The Aqua-4D treatment also prevents scaling, corrosion and bacteria development. For …

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Hydrogel film
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You’ve read about water-saving; now see the film

Hydrogel film as an efficient alternative to drip feed and hydroponics Source: Agricel Film farming is a technology in which plants are cultivated on a hydromembrane composed of water-soluble polymer and hydrogel. It can reduce water consumption by up to 90%, fertiliser use by up to 80%, and help produce …

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exeed
HorticultureINNOVATIONWater

Making every drop count

Resin-based foam provides a water-retaining growing medium Source: Exeed What can be done to reduce the growing demand for water? Technological advancements have led to several new techniques that have helped reduce water consumption. Smart farming, drip irrigation, desalination and purification are but a few examples. Water retention is the …

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green-seawater
INNOVATIONWater

Mineral-rich irrigation from seawater

Desalination combined with micro-nutrient extraction The world’s foods are consistently being depleted of minerals – mechanized farming, overuse of pesticides and nitrogen, increasing rainwater run-off, even the glyphosate mineral-chelating herbicides used with GMOs. But there are minerals in the sea, and desalination represents a significant opportunity in arid places; what …

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skytap 3
INNOVATIONWater

Water from the sky

Solving water shortages by condensing atmospheric water vapour to create on-demand clouds A major challenge facing our planet and what the United Nations considers the greatest crisis of the 21st century is the growing fresh water shortage, especially in arid countries. All the water the world needs is in the …

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