Article courtesy of Stash | November 17th, 2016 | Investopedia | Shared as educational material. Three of the largest drivers of an expanding water economy are population, agriculture, and aging water infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers predicts that America’s public and private sectors will need to invest $2.98 billion in wastewater and $1 […]
Article courtesy of Peak Johnson | November 29th, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. Investors of the nation’s largest meat producing companies are requesting that the industry reduce water pollution in the areas of processing, packaging, and slaughtering. The investors wrote asking the companies to analyze the pollution impacts of their operations […]
Article Courtesy of Rachael Lallensack | October 17th, 2016 | Wisconsin State Farmer | Published as Educational Material Many areas around the U.S., including the rural town of Stoughton, are suffering from water contamination due to fertilizers and pesticides, the main one being Atrazine. In Wisconsin, it was found at twice the recommended health level, […]
| Article Courtesy of Tom Fiegen | April 24th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as educational material. In response to a guest column in The Gazette by Frank J. Zieser, a farm bankruptcy lawyer, Tom Fiegen wrote his own column contradicting the prior’s claim that homeowners were at fault for Iowa’s water pollution. In […]
Article courtesy of Elsevier | July 27, 2016 | R&D Magazine | Shared as educational material. Phosphorus contamination has been one of the most serious issues to affect our water. It has been known to cause a number of ecological issues, including toxic algal blooms, a decrease in biodiversity, and increased health risks for plants, […]
A Comprehensive Review of Constraints to Improved Management of Fertilizers in China and Mitigation of Diffuse Water Pollution from Agriculture
Complex and inter-related factors explain the excessive use of fertilizer observed in many intensive farming systems in China, and hence act as barriers to development of a comprehensive policy and intervention framework for mitigation of diffuse water pollution from agriculture (DWPA).
Even as the government is taking steps to make sure that agriculture will record a double-digit growth this year, lack of water in Nagarjuna Sagar and Pulichintala is causing concern to farmers in Krishna delta and they are not in a position to know when they can begin raising paddy nurseries.
A breakdown of how California’s water is used, from fracking and Nestle’s bottling plant to almonds and lawns. Most of the water that California withdraws from its rivers, lakes, and aquifers goes to agriculture. California is the nation’s top farm state, and 77 percent of freshwater withdrawals are used to grow a bounty of almonds, oranges, lettuce, strawberries, and tomatoes, among dozens of other produce aisle staples.
It’s more than just one state’s internal problem. The historic California drought hurts the rest of the union, too.
Mayor Ron Corbett helped launch a new statewide organization Monday that seeks to work with farmers and the agricultural industry to improve the state’s water quality.
By now, the whole nation is aware that its fruit and vegetable basket, California, is in the fourth year of an unprecedented drought. One NASA scientist recently projected that the state may only have roughly a year’s supply of water left in its reserves.