171115 California Drought
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The innovations that could help solve California’s water crisis

Source: nbcbayarea.com A three-month-long NBC Bay Area investigation into California’s water crisis found several Silicon Valley technology companies and venture capitalists ready to design, produce and manufacture innovative high-tech solutions to the state’s drought. But the investigation also discovered that California’s labyrinth of rules, regulations, and the multiple agencies that …

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GFIA Africa: the platform for innovative technologies to combat climate volatility and drought

The South African agricultural sector is bracing itself for what has been described as one of the worst droughts that the country has experienced in decades. The lack of adequate summer rainfall combined with depleting water levels in major dams have already resulted in the introduction of water restrictions and …

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091115 Graphene desalination
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Desalination gets a graphene boost

Source: news.mit.edu With the intensifying drought in California, the state has accelerated the construction of desalination plants. Yet due to high construction and operating costs, as well as environmental concerns, we’re not likely to see reclaimed seawater represent more than a small fraction of America’s clean water reserves for some time …

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031115 technology-fight-california-drought
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How technology could help fight California’s drought

Source: tech.co As many know, the California drought has not ceased. It continues to decimate natural environments, hurt farms, and restrict daily life. As a result, the state of California is working to implement a number of low-tech measures that will help with the current lack of precipitation. One of …

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201015 California drought app
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Innovative technology to help save California from drought

Source: takepart.com A while back, artist Isaac Cordal placed some clay men in a puddle in Berlin. The result was both striking and dreadful in its forecast. ‘Politicians Debating Global Warming’ depicts a ring of gray-suited white men droning on in conversation with one another as the waters rise around …

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131015 Treated manure to drink
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Technology that lets you drink treated manure

Source: modernfarmer.com North Americans are waking up to the fact that water security isn’t just a problem in the developing world. On one side of the continent, drought has forced California to ration water and Great Plains cattle ranchers to reduce their herds. On the other, toxic run-off from northeastern …

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121015 Desert Growing Horticulture
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Consortium aims to boost development in Middle Eastern horticulture

Source: hortidaily.com Leading Dutch and Saudi horticultural companies, with complementary strengths and knowledge, have formed a new consortium: Desert Growing. Desert Growing delivers turnkey greenhouse projects for the entire Middle East. From greenhouses and process automation, to screens and systems for irrigation, renewable energy, cooling and heating. The aim is …

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280915 Plant sensor efficiency
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New plant-stress sensor further aids irrigation efficiency

Source: capitalpress.com New technology developed at the university here promises to further enhance growers’ ability to irrigate only when and where the water is needed. A suite of sensors developed by University of California-Davis researchers delivers real-time plant-stress data to a grower’s computer or smart phone, preventing him or her …

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190815 Global warming food shocks
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Helping water-scarce countries get more crop per drop

Source: stackyard.com Currently all countries in North Africa and the Near East suffer from severe water scarcity, with significant consequences for irrigated agriculture, the region’s largest water user. This situation is expected to further intensify as climate change leads to more frequent and longer droughts, with severe impacts on food …

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120815 Water-wise urban farms
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Water-wise urban farms see positive results

Source: latimes.com As California moves through its fourth summer of drought, cutting back on water use means shorter showers, fuller dishwashers and drier lawns for most people living in urban areas. But for small farms nestled between city streets, saving water means recycling it — and finding new ways to …

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