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Ray Appleton
Hour 2 - California Considering New Restrictions And $500 Fines For Wasteful Water Use. California Could Raise Minimum Wage To $18 An Hour.

Ray Appleton

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 37:04


As California enters the second year of an extreme drought, the state is considering even more restrictions on water use as well as the potential for $500 fines for violations. California could have the highest minimum wage in the United States if Los Angeles entrepreneur Joe Sanberg has his way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Civic
The Bay Area could add millions of people without using more water. Here's how.

Civic

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 29:56


Could the Bay Area address housing affordability and control water use in perpetually drought-stricken California at the same time? A report from SPUR and the Pacific Institute says yes. In fact, we've done it before. The key is to continue improving conservation methods while building infill housing rather than allowing urban sprawl. SPUR's Laura Feinstein explains.

Agriculture Today
1066 – Grain Market Update … Sorghum Traits That Could Lower Water Use

Agriculture Today

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 28:03


Grain Market Update Sorghum Traits That Could Lower Water Use Kansas Agricultural Weather   00:01:00 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the remarkable bullish run in the wheat market right now, and the opportunity for growers to lock in prices on the 2022 crop...and he references a formula that depicts the current strength of corn and soybean prices relative to wheat   00:12:00 – Sorghum Traits That Could Lower Water Use: The managing director of the Center for Sorghum Improvement at K-State, Sarah Sexton-Bowser, and K-State agronomy associate scientist Terry Felderhoff provide an update on the Drop XL Sorghum technology project, which is seeking out sorghum traits that lead to lower plant transpiration, and therefore less water use while potentially improving yields...they'll be reporting on their progress at the Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas next week   00:23:00 – Kansas Agricultural Weather: From the Weather Data Library at Kansas State University, meteorologist Chip Redmond reports on Kansas agricultural weather   Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu. Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.   K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.  

Water Values Podcast
Water Use on Military Installations with Cameron Craig

Water Values Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 42:00


Cameron was a civilian employee working on a U.S. Army base before moving to a military contractor. Cameron gives a terrific interview shining a light on water issues on military installations in this U.S. Army approved interview. In this session, you'll learn about: Cameron's backgroundWhy water is important to the armed forcesWater needs and use on military basesCameron's role as a civilian working on water issues for the U.S. Army The collaboration on water issues between the military and civilians on military installationsWater and the impact of COVID-19 on military installationsHow the military used wastewater epidemiology to build a predictive analytics model to monitor the spread of COVID-19 on military basesThe collaboration among the local university, the civilian water team, and the military on developing the wastewater epidemiology modelWhy wastewater epidemiology models are system specific Water and sustainability on military basesClean water issues for field based military units Cameron's thoughts on military sustainability and resilience Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Cameron's LinkedIn PageConcurrent Technology Corporation's website Thank You! Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher if you haven't done so already. And don't forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don't forget to join The Water Values mailing list!

Today in San Diego
Halloween Weather, FDA Pfizer Kid Vaccines, Reduce Water Use

Today in San Diego

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 4:34


Halloween on Sunday will have mostly clear afternoon skies and increasing cloud cover by the time trick-or-treating begins. Also, the FDA has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5 to 11, the next step is for the CDC to give its recommendation. And, the Otay Water District is asking residents to reduce their water use. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Earth Science Show
Water Use and Reclamation - Season 4 Episode 26

Earth Science Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 21:03


Are we running out of water? How can that be? This episode is all about our water use on Earth and how reclamation works.

Agrifood Brief
JRC report delay, 2022 agenda, water use

Agrifood Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 24:52


This week, EURACTIV hears reactions from MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen and rapporteur Herbert Dorfmann to the news that the European Commission chose to delay on the publication of their controversial JRC report on the impacts of the Farm to Fork strategy for half a year. We take a look at a leaked draft of the Commission's 2022 work programme to see what's on the menu for the agri sector, and we explore the sustainable use of water in the EU with the help of EURACTIV France's Magdalena Pistorius.

RFD Today
RFD Today September 30

RFD Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 53:01


Jim Taylor talks to Jennifer Smith, IAA Foundation, about the first year ag teacher grant program. He then talks to Callie Diss, Ag Teacher at Marquette Academy in Ottawa, one of this year's recipients. Conor Healy, Illinois State Water Survey shares information about deadlines for the 2021 Water Use report. DeLoss wraps up the show with Tasha Bunting, Illinois Farm Bureau about the HACCP training site that will be live on October 1.

Yara's Crop Nutrition podcast
Reduced Water? How to Improve your Water Use Efficiency

Yara's Crop Nutrition podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 21:34


Dr. Rob Mikkelsen, Yara's Director of Agronomic Services, helps us understand the interdependence of water, soil and nutrients.  Can a better management of these three components improve water use efficiency in a time of drought? We refer to an article he wrote in September 2012 for the International Plant Nutrition Institute called, "What about Water?" Dr. Mikkelsen explains that an important step towards improving water use efficiency is to encourage healthy plant roots.  Maintaining proper soil conditions will allow a larger 'home' for the roots to grow and be healthy.  Likewise, a balanced nutrition program can improve how the roots and plants use the available water.

Behind The Headlines – KCPW
Police shootings of minorities, lessons from polio, and Utah's water use

Behind The Headlines – KCPW

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 50:01


A Salt Lake Tribune analysis shows Utah police disproportionately shoot at racial and ethnic minorities. Childhood polio survivors say that the unknown long-term effects of COVID-19 should concern us. And Utahns use more water than any Western state. Reforming the water-rate structure, experts say, could help. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Tribune reporters Paighten Harkins and […]

InForum Minute
Morning Headlines: Worsening drought prompts calls for water use reduction in Minnesota

InForum Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 2:59


Today is Thursday, August 19th. Here's a look at the top headlines this morning from around Fargo, North Dakota.  The InForum Minute is a product of Forum Communications Company and is brought to you by reporters at WDAY-TV. Find more news throughout the day at www.inforum.com for more. 

Rosie on the House
8/14/21 - ON THE HOUSE HOUR! Water! Use It Wisely And Still Have A Beautiful Landscape!

Rosie on the House

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 39:07


Donna DiFrancesco of Rosie Certified Water,Use It Wisely  joins us to talk landscaping.  Specifically the ways to be water conscience and still have a lovely yard.  Whether installing a new landscape, renovating an existing one, or just looking for ways to conserve water in an urban environment, proper planning and design are essential to creating a water wise landscape!

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 588 (8-2-21): A Singing Paddler's Take on Time and Changes in the Upper Rappahannock River

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:22). Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 7-29-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of August 2, 2021.  This revised episode from September 2018 is part of a series this year of episodes related to watersheds and river basins. MUSIC – ~10 sec – instrumental This week, we feature a Virginia singer/songwriter's music about time and changes along one of the Commonwealth's major rivers.  Have a listen for about 30 more seconds. MUSIC – ~ 30 sec – Lyrics: “Roads and boards, mills and mines used to line this stream--all reclaimed by floods and vines, foundations sprouting gums and pines. River flows on, so does time.  Canoe splits Rappahannock water; dip my paddle, let it glide.” You've been listening to part of “Solitude,” by Bob Gramann of Fredericksburg, on the 2000 album, “That Squirrel Song.”  This and other river-themed songs by Mr. Gramann come in large part from his years of paddling the upper Rappahannock River and its tributaries, in the area between the Blue Ridge and the Fall Line at Fredericksburg.  The part of “Solitude” you heard describes some of the changes along the Rappahannock wrought by time and the effects of water, weather, humans, and other organisms.  Observers of other Virginia rivers and their watersheds might tell similar stories of change. Some riverside changes—such as flood impacts—happen relatively quickly.  Others move at a slower pace, as with trees growing in an abandoned building foundation.  Whatever the pace, changes seen in and along a river reflect events happening not only in the river channel but also upstream in the river's watershed.  Flooding, for example, is affected by upstream land uses and tributary patterns.  In turn, water flows affect stream and river shapes and materials, determining what habitats are available for living things.  And throughout a watershed, humans have land and water uses that affect downstream water quantity and quality.Virginia's rivers are continually being changed by unrelenting time and unceasing forces, and those rivers continue to provide services like water supply, irrigation, power generation, and others.  With all that going on, it's challenging and worthwhile to ensure that the Commonwealth's rivers retain places offering solitude and fostering creativity, such as in this week's music.  Thanks to Bob Gramann for permission to use the music, and we close with about 35 more seconds of “Solitude.” MUSIC – ~ 33 sec – Lyrics: “Rain and sleet, wind or heat, it's all the same to me.  Weather—you can never choose; each day that's mine, that day I'll use, to flee from time in my canoe, its bow splits Rappahannock water.  Dip my paddle, let it fly.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 437, 9-10-18. “Solitude,” from the 2000 album “That Squirrel Song,” is copyright by Bob Gramann, used with permission.  More information about Bob Gramann is available online at https://www.bobgramann.com/folksinger.html. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES The following photos along the Rappahannock River in Virginia were taken by Bob Gramann (except as noted) and used with his permission. Rappahannock River at the confluence with the Rapidan River (at the juncture of the Virginia counties of Culpeper, Spotsylvania, and Stafford), April 2004.Rappahannock River at low water (view toward Stafford County, Va.), August 2011.Rappahannock River in winter (view toward Stafford County, Va.), February 2006.Bob Gramann, composer of the music heard in the Virginia Water Radio episode, canoeing in the Rappahannock River's “First Drop” at Fredericksburg, Va., April 1, 2018.  Photo by Lou Gramann.EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THE UPPER RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER AND ITS WATERSHED The following information is quoted from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, “Rappahannock River-Upper," online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/waterbody/rappahannock-river-upper/. “The Rappahannock River flows from its origin at Chester Gap in Rappahannock County approximately 184 miles to the Chesapeake Bay.  The first 62 miles, from the headwaters to Mayfield Bridge (Fredericksburg), are designated State Scenic River.  The river has a watershed of approximately 2,715 mi2, and average annual discharge near Fredericksburg is typically about 1,639 cubic feet per second (cfs). “During Colonial days, the Rappahannock River was a major shipping artery for transporting tobacco, salted fish, iron ore, and grains.  The watershed supports a variety of land uses; largely agricultural in the upper watershed, with manufacturing, light industrial, and retail applications throughout.  Soil erosion is a problem in the upper watershed.  Runoff from the major tributaries (Rapidan and Hazel Rivers) leaves the Rappahannock muddy after even minor storm events. “Access to the Rappahannock system (defined here as the Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers) is fairly limited and primitive. Established access points on the Rappahannock (traveling downstream) are at Kelly's Ford (Route 672 off Route 651) in Culpeper County and Motts Landing (Route 618) in Spotsylvania County.  About 25 miles separates these canoe/Jon boat slides, and an overnight camp stop is nearly mandatory for those that float fish this reach. Another access point is located on the Rapidan River at Elys Ford (Route 610) in Spotsylvania County about 14 miles upstream of Motts Landing. Access may also be gained via several non-established points.  These consist of VDOT right-of-ways along bridges (e.g., Route 522 on the Rapidan). … “The Rappahannock River's character changes abruptly in Fredericksburg at the fall line (the limit of tidal influence).  Above the fall line, the river is usually clear, swift, and dominant substrates are bedrock, boulder and cobble providing perfect habitat for smallmouth bass and related species.  However, below Route 1 the river is tidal, and the substrate is finer, dominated by sand; and the water is frequently murky.  Species composition shifts with habitat, and largemouth bass, catfish and anadromous species are more common in and below Fredericksburg.  Boaters and anglers can now navigate from upstream access points such as Motts Landing across the old Embrey Dam site and into the tidal waters adjacent to Fredericksburg.” SOURCES Used for Audio U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Use in the United States,” online at https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources/science/water-use-united-states?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality:“Commonwealth of Virginia State Water Resources Plan,” April 2015, available online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity/water-supply-planning/virginia-water-resources-plan;“Final 2020 305(b)/303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report,” online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quality/assessments/integrated-report;“Status of Virginia's Water Resources,” October 2020, online (as a PDF) at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/2119/637432838113030000;“Water Quantity,” online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources:“Rappahannock River-Upper," online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/waterbody/rappahannock-river-upper/; “Rappahannock River-Tidal,” online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/waterbody/rappahannock-river-tidal/.For More Information about the Rappahannock River City of Fredericksburg, Va., “Rappahannock River,” online at https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/210/Rappahannock-River. Friends of the Rappahannock (non-profit organization), online at http://www.riverfriends.org/. Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, “Local TMDLs,” online at https://www.rrregion.org/program_areas/environmental/local_tmdls.php.  Located at this site are Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports on the Upper Rappahannock River, the Hazel River, and other Rappahannock River basin waterways. RappFLOW (Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watersheds; non-profit organization), online at https://rappflow.org/.For More Information about Watersheds and River Basins Richard B. Alexander et al., “The Role of Headwater Streams in Downstream Water Quality,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 43, No. 1, February 2007, pages 41-59; available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3307624/(subscription may be required). Radford University, “Virginia's Rivers, online at http://www.radford.edu/jtso/GeologyofVirginia/VirginiasRivers/Drainage-1.html. Craig Snyder, et al., “Significance of Headwater Streams and Perennial Springs in Ecological Monitoring in Shenandoah National Park,” 2013, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1178; available online (as a PDF) at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1178/pdf/ofr2013-1178.pdf. U.S. Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service/Virginia, “2020 Virginia Water Resources Progress Report,” online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/.  This report has descriptions of projects in many Virginia watersheds.  The 2017 report is online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/wo/. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “How's My Waterway,” online at https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/hows-my-waterway. U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Science School/Watersheds and Drainage Basins,” online at https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/watersheds-and-drainage-basins?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Hydrologic Unit Geography,” online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/hu; and “Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/wsheds. Virginia Places, “The Continental (and Other) Divides,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/divides.html. Virginia Places, “Rivers and Watersheds of Virginia,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/index.html. Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Virginia Water Central Newsletter, February 2000, “Divide and Confluence,” by Alan Raflo (pages 8-11); available online at https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/49316. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the Rivers, Streams, and Other Surface Water” subject category. Following are links to some previous episodes on the Rappahannock River or its watershed.Hazel River introduction (Rappahannock River watershed) – Episode 339, 10-24-16.Madison County flooding in 1995 (on Rapidan River, in Rappahannock River watershed) – Episode 272, 6-29-15.Rappahannock River introduction – Episode 89, 11-21-11.Following are links to some other episodes on watersheds and Virginia rivers. Big Otter River introduction (Roanoke River watershed) – Episode 419, 5-7-18.Big Sandy River watershed introduction – Episode 419, 5-7-18.Blue Ridge origin of river watersheds – Episode 583, 6-28-21.Bluffs on rivers and other waters – Episode 587, 7-26-21.Bullpasture and Cowpasture rivers introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 469, 4-22-19.Headwater streams – Episode 582, 6-21-21.Jackson River introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 428, 7-9-19.Musical tour of rivers and watersheds - Episode 251, 2-2-15.New River introduction – Episode 109, 5-7-12.Ohio River basin introduction – Episode 421, 5-21-18.Ohio River basin connections through watersheds and history – Episode 422, 5-28-18.Passage Creek and Fort Valley introduction (Shenandoah River watershed) – Episode 331 – 8/29/16.Shenandoah River introduction –

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SBS World News Radio
NT elders and TOs seek guarantees on water quality and supply from cotton growers

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 4:37


With cotton growing set to expand in the Northern Territory, communities want reassurance over water use.

The Morning Breezecast
Here are some simple ways to reduce your water use!

The Morning Breezecast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 2:20


Here are some simple ways to reduce your water use!

The Hydrogen Podcast
How Water Rights And Water Use Will Impact Hydrogen Production Globally

The Hydrogen Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 10:40


Welcome to The Hydrogen Podcast!In episode 031 , On today's show, what does the need for clean water mean for green hydrogen globally? And what could that impact be on arid environments? All of that on today's hydrogen podcast. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy the podcast. Please feel free to email me at info@thehydrogenpodcast.com with any questions. Also, if you wouldn't mind subscribing to my podcast using your preferred platform... I would greatly appreciate it. Respectfully,Paul RoddenVISIT THE HYDROGEN PODCAST WEBSITEhttps://thehydrogenpodcast.comCHECK OUT OUR BLOGhttps://thehydrogenpodcast.com/blog/WANT TO SPONSOR THE PODCAST? Send us an email to: info@thehydrogenpodcast.com

MPR News Update
State's largest water utilities ask residents to cut back on water use

MPR News Update

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 4:58


Residents served by Minneapolis and St. Paul water utilities are being asked to conserve water, and move to odd/even watering schedules based on address. Mississippi River water levels are approaching among the lowest on record. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

Today's Homeowner Podcast
Solutions to Lessen Your Water Use | Tips

Today's Homeowner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 1:31


Are you overwatering your plants? Listen to our tips to decrease water usage for your lawn or garden.

KPBS Midday Edition
Governor Asks Californians To Voluntarily Cut Water Use

KPBS Midday Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 18:56


Gov. Gavin Newsom called on residents to voluntarily cut back on their water consumption by 15% as California continues to face unseasonably high summer temperatures. Plus, more than a year into the COVID-19 crisis, seven million tenants across the country are behind on rent and many small landlords are struggling to pay their bills as well. And this weekend in the arts: the culmination of a pandemic-era program from the city's Commission for Arts and Culture, live performances of a haunting dance production, an outdoor music, art and food festival in Oceanside and it's the closing weekend of a very timely virtual play.

AP Audio Stories
Governor asks Californians to voluntarily cut water use

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 1:31


Earth911.com: Sustainability In Your Ear
Earth911 Podcast: Nudge Systems' Pleco Water Use Tracker Plugs Your Wasteful Habits

Earth911.com: Sustainability In Your Ear

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 20:37


How can we track our water usage to recognize how to save water? Earth911's Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Nelson Pedreiro of Nudge Systems, which makes the Pleco, a smart device that attaches to your water meter to track water usage by category, from toilet flushes and showers to washing the clothes and watering the lawn. It can also identify leaks long before the are visible to the eye. One tech magazine called it a “Fitbit for your water meter.” Nelson explains how to install and connect Pleco to an in-home display or smartphone app that reports your water use in detail.The American West faces an historic drought this summer and water conversation is more important than ever for 57 million Americans in the regions, many of whom may have taken water for granted until now. The good news is that there are immediate savings readily available to everyone because the average family wastes about 180 gallons of water a week, equal to about 10 five-minute showers. Nelson shares how Pleco's creators wanted to reduce their water footprint and are now using machine learning to identify different types of water usage more accurately.The $249 Pleco device straps onto a water meter and uses a magnetic monitor to track usage, sending the data to the home using a wireless network. Unlike most other water monitoring options, it does not need to be added into the home's plumbing.

PWC Connections: The Podcast
PWC Connections: The Podcast (33rd episode) - Protecting Our Environment with Wise Water Use

PWC Connections: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 16:26


Individuals and communities as a whole can take an active role in protecting their water sources from contamination. PWC operations and maintenance staff at our Water Treatment Facilities are committed to providing safe, high quality water for our customers. Rhonda Locklear, PWC Water Resources Environmental & Compliance Manager, joined us this episode to discuss the process of monitoring and maintaining safe water resources for the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Also get tips on what you can do to protect our water supply.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Horowhenua residents warned to reduce water use or lose it

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 4:35


Horowhenua residents and businesses have been warned the district will run out of clean drinking water if they don't drastically reduce or stop using it altogether. Heavy rain over the weekend has meant silt is clogging up the district's water treatment plants and they can't keep up with demand. Our reporter Robin Martin has more.

RNZ: Morning Report
South Wairarapa residents told to limit water use

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 2:19


Residents of south Wairarapa are being asked to limit their water use after heavy rain over the weekend resulted in a high level of cloudy water in the bores supplying Greytown and Featherston. It is the second week in a row the towns have been asked to limit their water use due to heavy rain. Wellington Water's chief advisor for drinking water Laurence Edwards spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
South Wairarapa residents told to limit water use

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 2:19


Residents of south Wairarapa are being asked to limit their water use after heavy rain over the weekend resulted in a high level of cloudy water in the bores supplying Greytown and Featherston. It is the second week in a row the towns have been asked to limit their water use due to heavy rain. Wellington Water's chief advisor for drinking water Laurence Edwards spoke to Susie Ferguson.

Garden Basics with Farmer Fred
Tips for Establishing Low Water-Use Plants. The Smoke Tree. Tart Cherries.

Garden Basics with Farmer Fred

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 29:57


Much of the Western United States, right now, is under extreme drought conditions. Watering restrictions are already being established in many places. If this is the new normal, and you want a landscape, low-water use plants, especially native plants, may be part of your future. But just because they will eventually become able to thrive with less water, they still will need regular watering after planting for a short time. Today, we talk about the watering precautions necessary when putting in low water use plants. And the Plant of the Week is a plant that does its best in poor soil, and puts on a show for an extended period throughout its wide growing region: the smoke tree. Plus we're talking the best tart cherry varieties to plant,It's all on episode 111 of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast, brought to you today by Smart Pots and Dave Wilson Nursery. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes. Let's go!Pictured:The Smoke Tree (Continus coggygria 'atropurpurea')Links:Smart PotsDave Wilson NurseryUC Davis ArboretumMore episodes and info available at Garden Basics with Farmer FredGarden Basics comes out every Tuesday and Friday. More info including live links, product information, transcripts, and chapters available at the home site for Garden Basics with Farmer Fred. Please subscribe, and, if you are listening on Apple, please leave a comment or rating. That helps us decide which garden topics you would like to see addressed.Got a garden question? There are several ways to get in touch: leave an audio question without making a phone call via Speakpipe, at https://www.speakpipe.com/gardenbasicsText us the question: 916-292-8964. E-mail: fred@farmerfred.com or, leave a question at the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram locations below. Be sure to tell us where you are when you leave a question, because all gardening is local. And thank you for listening.All About Farmer Fred:Farmer Fred website: http://farmerfred.comDaily Garden tips and snark on TwitterThe Farmer Fred Rant! BlogFacebook:  "Get Growing with Farmer Fred"Instagram: farmerfredhoffmanFarmer Fred Garden Videos on YouTubeAs an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from possible links mentioned here

Irrigation Training Series
Episode 107: 5 Steps To Take To Reduce Landscape Water Use with Andy Belingheri

Irrigation Training Series

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 56:31


Current drought conditions are worsening, so now more than ever, there is a need to save water in landscapes. Making some simple, inexpensive changes to improve the way you water your landscape will save water and save money too. These steps do not take a lot of time or money and are proven winners. During our webinar, you will learn five simple steps that pay you back with a lower water bill and a healthier-looking landscape.

RealAgriculture's Podcasts
RealAg Radio, June 4: Weather patterns, water use, and what could happen in the new policy framework

RealAgriculture's Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 55:08


Welcome to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. We’ve got an issues panel for you today, featuring RealAg’s Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith as well as Toban Dyck, Manitoba farmer and columnist for the National Post. They’ll be talking about: New ag policy framework; The cyber attack on JBS; Water woes; and, Scorching weather. Thoughts... Read More

RealAg Radio
RealAg Radio, June 4: Weather patterns, water use, and what could happen in the new policy framework

RealAg Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 55:08


Welcome to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. We’ve got an issues panel for you today, featuring RealAg’s Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith as well as Toban Dyck, Manitoba farmer and columnist for the National Post. They’ll be talking about: New ag policy framework; The cyber attack on JBS; Water woes; and, Scorching weather. Thoughts... Read More

Today's Homeowner Podcast
Tips to Reduce Water Use on Landscaping | Ep. 120

Today's Homeowner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 28:20


Having a lush, thick, green lawn requires watering it from time to time — but that can also lead to outrageous water bills. So, managing that bill becomes a priority for most homeowners. Listen to this episode of the Today's Homeowner Podcast for tips on how to do that, along with advice for many more home improvements!

URBAN GRANOLA: Stylishly Sustainable 101
Drink More Water, Use Less Plastic

URBAN GRANOLA: Stylishly Sustainable 101

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 6:38


Take the Water Bottle Challenge! Click here for the full list of reusable water bottle brands mentioned! Follow on IG @granolaasfuck!  Tag @pinkoverplastic on IG with all your reusable water bottle pics! Get 15% off your new pink water bottle

RNZ: Checkpoint
Auckland water use reduction: 80,000 smart meters rolled out

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 3:29


Nearly 80,000 smart water meters will be rolled out across Auckland in the next four years as part of the city's efforts to solve its water woes. The rollout is part of Auckland Council's plan to significantly reduce water usage by 2050. Jean Bell reports.

The John Gerardi Show
Phony Water Use Fixes & John's Thoughts on Court Packing

The John Gerardi Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 42:13


POLITICO Energy
Supreme Court ends Florida-Georgia water war

POLITICO Energy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 7:48


The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed Florida's lawsuit against Georgia over water use from the Chattahoochee, Flint and Apalachicola rivers. POLITICO’s Bruce Ritchie explains.   Kelsey Tamborrino is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Bruce Ritchie is a POLITICO Florida reporter covering environment and energy. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO podcast producer.  Carlos Prieto is a POLITICO podcast producer. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO’s audio department. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO’s audio department.

Green Acres Garden Podcast
Watering Wisdom. Low Water-Use Plants.

Green Acres Garden Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 42:08


Today we're talking about watering wisdom. Now's the time to be upgrading your watering system and choosing low-water-use plants. Thinking of swapping out sprinklers for drip? We have drip irrigation basics on this episode.And, your 2021 garden planning should include choosing plants that, once established, use less water. We talk with an expert who has conducted over 15 years of tests on plants and their water use here in Northern California. The Green Acres staff pick this week is an easy-care houseplant. And we have more garden tips that will save you water. Welcome to the Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred, the podcast that'll help gardeners like you get an even greener thumb. Whether you're new to gardening or a seasoned horticulturalist, you're sure to learn something new. Brought to you by Green Acres Nursery & Supply, with six locations (and soon seven) in the Sacramento area.Pictured:The Palo Verde treeLinks:Green Acres Nursery & SupplyU.C. Landscape Plant Irrigation TrialsGarden Basics with Farmer Fred

Agtech - So What?
The agtech adoption dilemma: Irrigation

Agtech - So What?

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 32:54


We have the technology to measure and improve water efficiency on farms, yet adoption remains low- why is this?This episode explores our hypothesis in our recent report: that the problem is not with the technology, but rather with a limited understanding of the nuances of farmer psychology.We explore how tech developers, both startups and incumbent firms, can design business models that encourage irrigation tech adoption. We also discuss how farmers can make sure they’re getting the information they need to implement irrigation technology that will have a positive impact on the bottom line.This episode features:Inge Bisconer - Managing Member, Surf ‘N Earth Enterprises and Director, Irrigation AssociationShane Thomas - agronomist and creator of Upstream Ag InsightsEuan Friday - Director and Chief Investment Officer, Kilter RuralMatthew Pryor - co-founder, Tenacious Ventures and partner, Agthentic GroupFor more information, check out our free report: The Agtech Adoption Dilemma: Irrigation, made in collaboration with Upstream Ag Insights. You can also visit our website for more resources from the episode.

Water Values Podcast
Water & the Power Sector with Patrick Regan

Water Values Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 42:27


Patrick Regan provides a broad and deep discussion of water’s place in the power industry. This interview was recorded prior to the Texas disaster, but Patrick’s insights provide a glimpse into the role water played in Texas’ recent power issues. Take this opportunity to listen in on this important but oftentimes hidden aspect of water in our lives. In this session, you’ll learn about: Patrick’s 20 years of experience in the water industry and power sectors Patrick’s broad perspective on water’s role in the power sector Patrick’s thoughts on where the power sector is going The impact of the power sector’s direction on water How the power sector cleans up its process water Hydrogen power and its ties to and impact on water How the drinking water industry can benefit from the technology used in the power sector The importance of cross-sector collaboration in the water industry Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Patrick’s LinkedIn Page Evoqua Water Technologies’ website TWV #117: Spurring Innovation in the Water-Energy Nexus with Michael Murphy TWV #097: The Impact of Energy Development on Water Use with Jason Oyler                                Thank You! Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher if you haven’t done so already. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don’t forget to join The Water Values mailing list!

Cannaweek
Water Use & Sustainability in Cannabis Cultivation (Derek Smith)

Cannaweek

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 33:33


This week's discussion focuses on water use and sustainability in cannabis cultivation. Our guests give a deep dive into everything from how much water is actually used in cannabis cultivation, to how the cannabis industry can advance sustainability across the supply chain. Derek and John share insights on why measuring water use is an important priority, different water use practices, how water use in the regulated cannabis cultivation market compares to the illicit market, how water use in cannabis cultivation compares to other traditional agricultural sectors, and more. 

The Rice Stuff
#17 Water Use Efficiency

The Rice Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 35:00


Water is a vital component of rice farming and a precious resource. This episode explores the importance of water use efficiency and some of the many tools available to farmers. From alternate wetting and drying and row rice to multi-inlet and side inlet irrigation, drones, and flow meters – our guests cover it all. Arkansas rice farmer Scott Matthews and Mississippi State University researcher Dr. Drew Gholson join Lydia and Steve to talk all things water conservation. All that, Michael, Lesley, and more. Hosted by: Dr. Steve Linscombe, Lydia Holmes, Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon  

Climate 21
Can Indoor Vertical Farming help reduce our emissions? A chat with &ever CSO Mark Korzilius

Climate 21

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 36:10


I'm a big fan of the concept of Indoor Vertical Farming, so when I came across the company &ever I reached out to their CSO, Mark Korzilius and asked him to come on the podcast to tell me more about their operations.&ever is a startup in the vertical farming space with a large operation in Kuwait, some interesting hyperlocal operations in Germany, and a larger plant (sorry, bad pun!) opening in Singapore.I loved that in this interview with Mark, he was very realistic about the advantages of vertical farming - not promising that it will save the world, but rather giving a sober, studied view of its advantages, and the huge advantages they bring.As you can probably tell, I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. I hope you enjoy listening to it too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the Climate 21 Podcast Forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Sustainability solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/sustainability and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. Thanks.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played and produced by my daughter Luna Juniper

Cisco Manufacturing Leaders
2021 Manufacturing Trends Part 1: Sustainability

Cisco Manufacturing Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 46:10


As the COVID crisis begins to wane, we face a new collective challenge: climate change. What does a sustainable manufacturing industry look like? What does the Paris Climate Accord mean in terms of new regulations? Can manufacturers ever truly get to net zero?Join Steve Gansen and me as we discuss these questions and more in this deep dive on all things manufacturing and sustainability.

Eyes on Earth
Eyes on Earth Episode 44 – Landsat Water Atlas

Eyes on Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 13:36


Dr. Alan Belward has spent a lot of time thinking about the planet’s surface water. The former Landsat Science Team member uses satellite data to track changes to lakes, rivers, and streams, and recently published a book that uses

Eyes on Earth
Eyes on Earth Episode 43 - U.S.-Canada Water Use

Eyes on Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 15:39


The St. Mary and Milk Rivers cross the U.S. and Canadian border and supply water to both countries. Managing that resource in the interest of both nations is a matter of international collaboration and cooperation, and Landsat

Circle of Blue WaterNews
India's Farmers & Water Use

Circle of Blue WaterNews

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 6:48


India’s farmers are key to the country’s industrial future,

Water Values Podcast
Water Use in Vertical Farming with Sam Schatz

Water Values Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 40:35


Sam Schatz of AeroFarms pulls back the curtain on water use in vertical farming. Sam discusses water quality issues, filtration, conservation, and crop water intensity, among other issues. Sam also delves into other considerations in vertical farming, including energy and other factors. Plus, Reese Tisdale from Bluefield Research provides his look back at water in 2020 and a peek ahead at the water sector in 2021 in our Bluefield on Tap segment. In this session, you’ll learn about:  What vertical farming is Water use in vertical farming Water quality issues and filtration in vertical farming Water intensity of certain crops The crops that vertical farming can grow Why vertical farming saves water by not requiring triple washing How energy and water intertwine in vertical farming Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:  Sam’s LinkedIn Page AeroFarms’ website TWV #123: Plunging into Virtual Water with Jenny Kehl TWV #109: A Different Approach to Ag Water and Soil Health  Thank You! Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher if you haven’t done so already. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don’t forget to join The Water Values mailing list!

RNZ: Checkpoint
Auckland water use rises 30m litres per day

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 4:31


It appears Aucklanders have been liberally watering the garden, washing the car and filling up the paddling pool.. despite the region's ongoing water woes. Water use across the city has risen by 30 million litres per day - since the loosening of restrictions last week. Aucklanders are still banned from using sprinklers or irrigation systems at home but are allowed to use a hose with a trigger nozzle. Nita Blake-Persen spoke to Watercare's Mark Bourne to see if those restrictions are tough enough.

Cover Crop Strategies Podcast
Cover Crops Influence Water Use

Cover Crop Strategies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 13:08


This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features Mike Hamilton, Extension Irrigation Instructor with University of Arkansas Extension. Hamilton discusses how cover crops minimize evapotranspiration, the balance between cover crops taking water and retaining moisture, improving water infiltration, and more.

Australian Water Association Podcast Series
Andrew Woods on customer water use behaviours

Australian Water Association Podcast Series

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2020 13:25


Andrew Woods, Strategic Analytics Manager at Sydney Water speaks to Peter Dredge about customer water use behaviours. They discuss how smart meters were used to study the patterns of household water flows and the correlation between weather events and household water use. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Eyes on Earth
Eyes on Earth Episode 39 – Brazil’s Water Use

Eyes on Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 12:29


Brazil is a fascinating study in water use. Brazil uses roughly 72 percent of its water for irrigated agriculture, and its herds of cattle, pigs and poultry are among the largest in the world. Water management teams from that

Water Values Podcast
Data Enhanced Wastewater Treatment with Kando CEO Ari Goldfarb

Water Values Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 41:36


Ari Goldfarb, the CEO of Kando, discusses the use of data in wastewater treatment. By harvesting data on wastewater quality, wastewater treatment systems can be operated and managed more efficiently. In this session, you’ll learn about:  The background on Kando How data on wastewater quality improves the treatment process How measuring data helps change behavior of customers How the Kando system is deployed within the wastewater collection system Why data from sensors needs to be supplemented with robust analysis The wastewater data parameters Kando uses in its analysis How data analysis allows predictive treatment and I&I detection How data analysis supports asset management systems The water innovation ecosystem in Israel Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:  Ari’s LinkedIn page Kando’s website TWV #119: Ensuring Technology Access and Resilience in the Field with David Dolphin TWV #079: Water Use in Industrial Processes with Grant Newhouse Thnk You! Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher if you haven’t done so already. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don’t forget to join The Water Values mailing list!