NEW – Micro-irrigation for food security

Scaling-up of Micro Irrigation Systems (SCAMPIS) implemented between 2009-2012, and aimed to increase farm productivity to create surpluses for local consumption and markets. Through a focus on financial support mechanisms and supply-chain capacity building, the project engaged with 8 800 households in the adoption of Micro-Irrigation technology across five districts in Madagascar. Uptake of the [...]

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NEW – High frequency intermittent drip irrigation

The farm has demonstrated a new High Frequency Intermittent Drip Irrigation System (HFDI) technology, which combines an automatic fertigation system with drip irrigation methodology that doses in short 4-9 minute shifts. The automated system monitors chemical and physical conditions in the upper levels of the root zone in real time and fertigates accordingly.  When benchmarked [...]

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NEW – Maximizing water reuse at a brewery

Since 2008 the plant has been under pressure to reduce its water use. Firstly to reduce the overall cost of water that was as high as $3.05 per m3, and secondly to help SCC lower its water use of water per beer ratio under 3.5 hectolitre per hectolitre (Hl/Hl) and meet the goals of the [...]

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NEW – Installation of Drip Irrigation Systems

The project is part of The Gold Standard’s Water Benefit Standard certification system, which certifies water performance of projects. These can be bought by Corporations, NGOs and governmental organisations and serve as means of ongoing funding for the project.

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NEW – Air flow dyeing machines in textile production

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. Jiarong factory upgraded their conventional jet dyeing process to air-flow dyeing machines that reduce the water requirement of the dyeing [...]

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Water Use Reduction Strategy in the Food Sector

The project involved the implementation of a water use reduction strategy, which included actions such as an active monitoring of water use, engineering interventions to enable condensate reuse, retrofitting low flow plumbing fixtures, and active employee participation. At a cost of US$145,000, fully financed by Nestle, the strategy was successful in reducing the plant’s water [...]

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Water Reuse in the Textile Sector

To address the matter, the Indian High Court mandated zero liquid discharge from the textile industry. As a result of the decision, nine existing effluent treatment plants were upgraded with a combined reverse osmosis and thermal evaporation system, enabling 96% of the effluent to be treated and returned as freshwater.  At a cost of US$84,000,000, [...]

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Water Reuse in the Power and Steel Production Sector

In order to reduce the combined water footprint of the sites, the power plant cooling system has been improved to reduce freshwater demand. Blowdown water that was previously discharged to the ocean is now transferred to the steel plant. In addition, wastewater from the steel facility is being treated for reuse in the power plant [...]

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Water Recycling in the Food Sector

Unilever, a global consumer goods firm, opened their $72m factory in Durban in 2012. It’s their second largest dry food goods factory. To reduce the use of municipal water supply, the factory makes use of alternate sources of water, such as rainwater harvesting from a 22,000m3 roof and condensate recovery. In addition, it recycles most [...]

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Water Recycling in Paper Production

In order to minimize business costs and water demand MEPCO developed an on site water recycling process. This involved the installation of screens, drum filters, dissolved air flotation units and gravity filters. The company also installed an effluent treatment plant. At a capital cost of US$5,700,000, funded entirely by MEPCO, plant water demand reduced from [...]

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