Tag: improve water quality

An infiltration basin (also known as a recharge basin or in some areas, a sump), is a type of best management practice (BMP) that is used to manage stormwater runoff, prevent flooding and downstream erosion, and improve water quality in an adjacent river, stream, lake or bay

Innovative Pay-For-Performance Program Rewards Farmers For Improving Water Quality

Innovative Pay-For-Performance Program Rewards Farmers For Improving Water Quality

Now Available: Pay-for-Performance Conservation: A How-To Guide

Winrock International is pleased to announce the publication of Pay-For-Performance Conservation: A How-To Guide, a free comprehensive guide to implementing and managing Pay-For-Performance (PFP) conservation programs. The guide is based on Winrock’s decade of experience pioneering PFP conservation, including the Milwaukee River Pay-For-Performance Project,

Plans Underway to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 7–13

Plans Underway to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 7–13

Reston, VA…..Environmental and recycling businesses, organizations and community groups around the U.S. are making plans to celebrate the 14th Annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) coming up the week of May 7-13.  Events planned include workshops, trainings, compost giveaways and other fun and educational activities all with the purpose of

Plans Underway to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 7-13

Plans Underway to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 7-13

April 11, 2017, Reston, VA…..Environmental and recycling businesses, organizations and community groups around the U.S. are making plans to celebrate the 14th Annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) coming up the week of May 7-13. Events planned include workshops, trainings, compost giveaways and other fun and educational activities all with

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

Report: Direct Potable Reuse

Report: Direct Potable Reuse

In a long-awaited report released in September, the California State Water Resources Board concludes that direct potable reuse (DPR) is technically feasible and promises to begin writing the criteria while research continues. The report stresses the fact that “Well-crafted objective criteria that are unambiguous and enable an objective determination of

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