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Texas rice farmers will not receive water to irrigate their rice crops for second year in a row. The drought in Texas has left reservoir levels too low to share, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Mexico and the United States signed an agreement on the sharing of Colorado River water.
A desalination plant in the West Bank will improve irrigation for farmers this year.
With summer heating up quickly, lawns are already getting thirsty. The folks at Trugreen, a lawn service company, sent around a list of tips on how to water your lawn to promote healthy grass and conserve water.
Rainwater collection on high tunnels can reduce irrigation costs significantly. This video and seven-page fact sheet from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture shows just how to do it.
Low water levels in central and southeast Texas lakes means there will be no water released for irrigating rice this year.
Red Caboose Winery in Meridian, Texas uses a rainwater harvesting system as part of an overall green philosophy.
If you’ve been thinking about getting a pond, but haven’t quite decided, the Permaculture Artisans Network offers these six reasons to get a pond.
A study published in Nature has found that ants and termites increase access to water for dryland crops, increasing wheat yield by 36%.
Some arid regions have a surprisingly high amount of precipitation, but it all falls in a short period of time. The challenge is collecting this water and delivering it to plants over a longer time period. AquaPro’s Groasis is one solution.
In the horn of Africa, drought has been a way of life for decades. Lack of water makes it nearly impossible to grow food in many areas, and children in the area suffer from malnutrition. In this video, you can see how one charitable organization is helping villages in East Africa farm and feed themselves, using rainwater harvesting and irrigation techniques.