More than 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, but only 0.01% of that water is fit to drink. And the world's population is growing, along with the need for water. Between 2000 and 2025, the world's water consumption is forecast to rise by about 30%.
BOGGABRI cotton growers Andrew and Heike Watson - who have reduced their water usage while increasing their yield - were today awarded the 2014 Brownhill Cup during a ceremony at Commonwealth Bank AgQuip in Gunnedah, NSW.
Dramatic portfolio shifts in the pharmaceutical sector, such as the recent deals between Novartis and GSK, Merck and Bayer, are becoming common as companies seek to secure their future positions in a fiercely competitive marketplace.
Standing with state, regional and national leaders in agriculture and conservation, Delta Plastics said the initiative was motivated by declining water levels in the Delta and a need for the agriculture industry to embrace new sustainability practices on the farm.
Delta Plastics owner Dhu Thompson said the Web-based software is based on an earlier piece of software that was difficult to use. The user-friendly version, called Pipe Planner, took four years of work and "millions" of dollars to develop, Thompson said.
As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply.
he Northern Great Plains has become the epicenter of new oil development in the United States. New production techniques have set off an oil boom there reminiscent of the chaotic conditions over a century ago when the prospect of black gold drew developers to Texas. Water impacts were not remotely a consideration back then.
In this video, Sonal Baid – the Co-Founder of Aura – talks with Lakshmi over a cup of chai, sharing about how her business is changing the face of the textile industry in India, and what it has meant to create this with her husband Arun Baid.
Mars Petcare has developed a recirculation system that reduces the potable water used for cooling in its pet food production process by 95%. Wastewater is also down by 95% and gas by 35% through the use of a treatment method that keeps the water microbiologically stable.
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, will reveal inspirational design possibilities achievable with eco-advanced denim production at the InDIGO denim B2B expo.
Oil and gas exploration operations can and must operate under environmentally sound practices and according to a research study at Texas A&M University, hydraulic fracturing in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas can lessen its environmental impact by switching from fresh groundwater to abundant s
The data on water scarcity continues to be sobering, and shortages increasingly are linked to both natural and human-made causes. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions that face "absolute water scarcity," reports the United Nations.