Yanacocha implemented a comprehensive water management strategy at the mine releasing 35 000 000m3 of treated effluent per year into the local river. Furthermore, as part of a proposed expansion and in order to address environmental concerns and ongoing disputes over water, it decided to extend its water management programme beyond the mine boundary. In [...]
Weak enforcement of groundwater licencing and effluent treatment standards has led to high rates of water use in the textile mills and discharge of toxic effluents into the surface water bodies. The Water PaCT Bangladesh is a partnership founded to drive the wet processing textile sector in the country towards a more sustainable performance and [...]
Egypt has less than 700 m3 per capita per annum freshwater availability of which 85% is withdrawn for irrigation purposes.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.
So a plan was launched to increase groundwater recharge through the construction of six recharge structures. Scheduled training programs for local farmers on water efficiency practices were also implemented to reduce withdrawal for agricultural purposes. This is benefiting more than 4 000 farms on a regular basis. In addition, water efficient agricultural practices were showcased [...]
SamSamWater Foundation in collaboration with NGO Chamavita and the community in Kwemakame in Tanzania successfully implemented a small scale aquifer recharge scheme capturing the rainwater runoff from the rocky steep slopes of the local Usambara mountain range. The area suffers from reduced rate of infiltration due to deforestation, resulting in higher runoff from exposed bedrock [...]
The ongoing water scarcity crisis poses a major threat to the economic stability of the industrial sector and Jordan as a whole. The USAID Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Programme ran from 2010-2015. Two of its four major tasks focused on institutional capacity building and pollution prevention for industry. The project team worked with the [...]
The Southern Gobi Region has little to no surface water. In order to maximise productivity in this water stressed environment, the mine have installed extensive water reuse systems, highly efficient tailings, zero/low water use equipment and floating lagoon covers to reduce evaporative losses. The negative perception of the mining industry in the region is being [...]
The project was delivered in the Bellavista community in Villa del Triunfo settlement after consideration of the geographical suitability of the location and the community eagerness to participate.
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 [...]