201115 OriginClear effluent
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OriginClear and farm equipment distributor team up to treat agricultural effluent

OriginClear Inc., a provider of water treatment solutions, and Renewable Water Technologies (RWT), a spin-off of Wisconsin’s Renewable Algae Group, plan to form a joint venture (JV) to offer complete treatment solutions for agricultural effluent reclamation, with a focus on dairies equipped with anaerobic digestion systems. Headed by Steve Herman, …

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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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121115 irrigation in Africa
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The online tool to meet irrigation and fertilizer needs

Source: scidev.net Farmers in Africa are set to benefit from an online tool offering advice on services such as irrigation and fertilizer use. The internet portal known as Smart Irrigator computes crops’ daily water requirements. According to Peter Okoth, Kenya-based consultant in research and agronomy and one of the brains behind …

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121115 Vertical Farming organic Chicago
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Get ready for organic indoor vertical farms

Source: ecowatch.com FarmedHere, a 90,000-square-foot space in Chicago, is not only the first organically-certified indoor vertical aquaponic farm in Illinois, it’s also the largest indoor farm in North America. The farm has expansion plans and the company wants to open 18 indoor vertical farms in cities across the US. “We want to …

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091115 Abu Dhabi groundwater solutions
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Abu Dhabi strives to save groundwater resources

Source: khaleejtimes.com EAD has started looking at technologies from around the world that address Abu Dhabi’s specific needs in the efficient management and conservation of groundwater resources. Despite efforts to more effectively manage groundwater resources, Abu Dhabi is confronted with increasing water scarcity. This was stated by Shaikha Al Mazrouei, …

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061115 Solar irrigation and other award winners
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The 12 game-changing technologies recognized in International Water Week

Source: greentechlead.com At Amsterdam International Water Week, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development recognized 12 new game-changing solutions that will increase water availability and promote efficient use of water in agriculture. The solutions that won the award include: AgroSolar Irrigation Technology – Kenya: Scaling a solar photovoltaic-powered …

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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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Crops and Clouds
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Farming by the sub-inch: What the future of food looks like

Source: cnbc.com Farmers for decades have relied on gut checks and generations-deep knowledge to make crop decisions. This tradition of land stewardship has meant preemptively wiping out an entire field to thwart what might be, for example, a small localized pest problem. But agriculture, like many industries, is increasingly digitized. …

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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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