Irrigation

Storm King Art Center's new installations offer varying degrees of insight into life on a radically changing planet.
In southwestern India, aquifers are already overdrawn, thanks in part to heavily subsidised electricity rates for pumping
Janeth Omary Marusu and Marko Shayo, Food Gardening for Hunger Reduction, Kondoa, Tanzania. Permanent water flows are identified
I like to think of myself as a pretty tech savvy guy, but I have to admit the first time I flew a drone over a vineyard a few years ago it didn't go so well.
The drought in California is now in its fourth year and the worst on record. All Americans should be concerned, because California produces nearly half of U.S.-grown fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
Water issues are only making matters worse for the $4 billion Golden State almond industry. While growers can fallow or rotate out row crops during droughts, that's not an option for nut trees -- which need about a decade of growth and steady water before a real payback can be seen.
Ram Ugrah lost his leg in a road accident but he says that he has successfully overcome the disability through the help of his treadle pump, a low-cost irrigation device that he uses to irrigate his small farm.
The assumption that demand for water must inevitably grow is false. Let's start planning for the reality that a healthy economy and population can mean more sustainable, efficient, and equitable water use.
The men and women who understood the need for massive public works projects were visionaries. They were not ideologically opposed to using the collective resources of government to make big things happen. Sadly, too few of these people are at the helm of Government today.
The Aral Sea serves as a reminder of how dramatically humans are able to reshape the face of the planet, and what happens when the balance of water is changed.