NEW – Waterless Dying Technology in Textile Processing

A new commercial scale dyeing technology for dyeing synthetic fabric, DyeOx, has been implemented in Taiwan that utilises carbon dioxide (C02) instead of water in the dyeing process. The technology uses no water, no auxiliary chemicals and reduced energy when compared to conventional processes. The technology was conceived at DELFT University and commercialized by the [...]

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NEW – Installation of Soil Moisture Monitoring System to Improve Productivity

In a search for improved irrigation practices, three farms near Milan, installed a drip irrigation system coupled with soil moisture monitoring as part of the AquaTEK™ programme. This system allows farmers to irrigate only when needed, without stressing the plants by supplying too much or too little water. The system also allows for more precise [...]

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NEW – Resource Efficient Cleaner Production in Sugar Factory

The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP) is a cross border initiative funded by the World Bank designed to rehabilitate some of the major environmental concerns present in the Lake Victoria Basin. One of the pollution hot spots targeted under the program was the Kibos Sugar and Allied Industries factory (KSAI) in Kisumu, Kenya. Under [...]

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NEW – Institutional Reform for Irrigation Management

Egypt has less than 700 m3 per capita per annum freshwater availability of which 85% is withdrawn for irrigation purposes. The Integrated Irrigation Improvement and Management Project (IIIMP) in the Nile Delta has been implemented to improve water distribution, quantity, quality, equity and timeliness and hence to increase agricultural production and alleviate poverty.

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New – Integrated Irrigation Modernization Project (46-B)

In addition, operational responsibilities were decentralized and the irrigation infrastructure was transferred to local water user associations (WUA); a key requirement for the financing provided by IBRD (World Bank). The locally prioritized improvement plans by the WUAs delivered the rehabilitation of the irrigation system supplying water to 427 100 hectares of farmland. The reduction in [...]

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NEW – Active Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry

As part of China’s 5 year plan launched in 2011, all of China’s textile manufacturers must cut energy and water use by 16% and 30% respectively by 2015 or face a penalty fine or closure. Yuyue is a supplier of the global furniture chain IKEA. Upon encouragement from IKEA, the factory joined the IFC China [...]

By |2016-02-06T11:47:16+00:00February 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW – Active Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry

NEW – Public private partnership to address regional water issues

Activities have included raising of the Flag Boshielo Dam and the construction of the De Hoop dam together with associated delivery infrastructure. Half of the new infrastructure capacity is reserved for 800 000 domestic users, with the rest targeted towards economic growth. The initial phase of the intervention was completely funded by the mining sector [...]

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NEW – Adapting to Water Scarcity at Farm Level

Located on the Pacific coast in the Ica Valley desert, it has ideal, sunny weather conditions for growing crops all-year-round, but is impacted by water scarcity. With an annual rainfall of only 3mm per year, the main water source for the farm has been the underground aquifer. However, with agriculture farms booming and more farmers [...]

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NEW – Reducing water and energy consumption in a chemical plant

The industry is also heavily reliant on the availability of energy, water and resources and vulnerable to climate change. A pilot project was launched in the Advansa SASA chemical plant in Adana to assess the benefits of sustainable production practices within the industry including measures to reduce cooling water use

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NEW – Satellite-based spatial data to aid in irrigation

FruitLook (www.fruitlook.co.za) is an open web portal that runs during the grape and deciduous fruit season of October to April in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The service is governmentally funded by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture to encourage efficient water use in agriculture and minimise losses due to surplus use. Via [...]

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