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 [...]
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 [...]
Concurrently, the price of water in Melbourne rose from $0.91 per m3 in 2007 to $2.57 per m3 in 2015. The VRC responded to these events by seeking cost effective opportunities to reduce the Racecourse’s dependence on fresh water. VRC invested in a new borehole based desalination technology, extracting water from a brackish aquifer. This [...]
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 [...]
The project achieved a reduction in water abstraction from the initial 2 000 m3 per day to 0 m3 per day by treating the condensate to a potable level and re-using it in the manufacturing process. Residual wastewater is treated and utilised for cooling and cleaning. The project was driven by the need to protect [...]
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 [...]
The Water Insights initiative was delivered as part of a wider water efficiency program, which included home water audits, water efficient retrofits, and rebates for low flush toilets and water efficient landscapes. The programs were initiated in order to achieve the 20% reduction in water use by 2020, as mandated by the California Water Conservation [...]
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.
The company also launched an incentive discount scheme to reduce domestic water use. Overall, these actions reduced use in the Metropolitan area by 38%, amounting to 545 573 000 m3. The majority of investment required was provided by Sabesp with some loan financing provided by Federal Government and the World Bank.
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 [...]