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Coverage of irrigation since November 25, 2021.

Municipality of Norfolk-Treherne looks to kick off 2022

"...Water and wastewater reports will be discussed for both Rathwell and Treherne. One other major talking point would be a letter from Xplornet that discusses what they need to do in order to get a start on an infrastructure build..."

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California adopts water restrictions as drought drags on

"...Earlier forecasts didn’t predict such a wet December, which saw record amounts of rain and snow in many areas. In mid-December, about 80% of the state was in extreme or exceptional drought conditions. By the end of the month only about a third was experiencing those conditions, according to the U..."

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Spain's La Palma volcano eruption declared over after 3 months

"...Authorities on one of Spain's Canary Islands declared a volcanic eruption that started in September officially finished Saturday following 10 days of no lava flows, seismic activity or significant sulfur dioxide emissions..."

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More time needed for B.C. groundwater registration, opposition says

"...Agriculture depends on irrigation in many parts of B. C. , and licences are required for using groundwater sources such as wells for agricultural or industrial use..."

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Tree-covered tower gives every resident a greenery filled balcony

"...We've no word on the actual construction budget, but the firm says costs were kept low by using prefabricated concrete and keeping things simple where possible. It also helps that this is the latest in a growing number of Vertical Forest-style projects produced since the original Bosco Verticale in Milan, so the firm has these down to a fine art by now. "The Trudo Tower in Eindhoven represents the achievement of a great goal for all of us, namely that of making the Vertical Forest typology of building (something which we are experimenting with in different parts of the world) accessible even for tenants with low incomes; this is to show that living in contact with trees and greenery – and enjoying their advantages – is not the prerogative of rich people but could well become a possible choice for millions of citizens around the world," says Stefano Boeri..."

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Parksville stormwater management plan to treat rainwater as resource

"...At the Parksville city council meeting on Monday, Dec. 6, the director of engineering and technology systems, Shawn Boven, went before council to seek approval for the final Parksville Community Park Stormwater Management Master Plan..."

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What’s in a bottle? What the climate crisis means for the future of olive oil.

"...Today that’s changing, and like a growing number of young people in Italy, Morisani is returning to the land his family harvested for centuries. He and his American-born wife are the entrepreneurial minds behind EXAU, a manufacturer of high-end olive oil in Calabria. Their product, which they plan to ship to Canada soon, was voted in 2020 as one of Oprah’s “favourite things..."

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Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.'s deadline nears

"...The province of B. C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022..."

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Sooke Christmas tree sellers have good supply despite pandemic, drought

"...Scott Kendrew says his field on Phillips Road north of Sooke Road, adjacent to the Sooke River, flooded with water rising above smaller trees. But the trees survived the wet and the dry season. Kendrew had irrigation in the field and was able to keep trees healthy during the summer drought..."

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Flood watch still in effect for Similkameen, Tulameen rivers near Princeton

"...A flood watch is still in effect for sections of the Similkameen and Tulameen rivers in B. C. ’s Southern Interior..."

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Flood watch remains for areas near Princeton

"...A third storm is the series of atmospheric rivers arrives has arrived in British Columbia and is expected to bring rain to the South Coast and South Interior on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1..."

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Commentary: Let's give Yukon's wetlands better care

"...Where do Yukoners go to hunt moose, to see the widest variety of birds, to collect herbs and medicines, to experience joy in nature’s gifts? What provides a steady flow of water to the streams that are nature’s fish hatcheries, to the sources of our community drinking water, and for the irrigation of our local farms? The answer is wetlands. That’s why Yukon Government’s current opportunity to comment on its draft wetland policy, by December 3, is so important..."

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Jobs in irrigation

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Waste Water Treatment Plant Co-op Student - City of Penticton (Penticton, BC)

"...If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume by January 16, 2022..."

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Irrigation Technician (Permanent)

"...processes; assist in developing new/revised procedures to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and safety..."

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Landscape Maintenance Technician

"...Experience maintaining irrigation systems, ponds, and fountains is a must have as each property has different systems installed..."

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Assistant Superintendent - Golf and Winter Activities - Year Round - Full Time

"...Be able to perform basic irrigation repairs independently, as well as have a good understanding..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention irrigation.

RealAg LIVE! with Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson on early seeding, warmer weather, and irrigation

Duration: 48:20

"...If the ground is fit, it’s time to roll into the field..."

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Coal policy, drinking water, and calling your MLA — a LIVE! with Corb Lund

Duration: 21:10

"...Corb Lund may be best known for his singing and songwriting, but he’s also a resident of Alberta with strong rural roots..."

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Alberta, irrigation districts announce over $800 million for new irrigation projects

Duration: 7:42

"...Leveraging a loan from the Canada Infrastructure Bank, the province of Alberta and eight southern irrigation districts will pony up over $400 million for new irrigation projects..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about irrigation.

No fish, no future – the disappearing lake | DW Documentary

"...In recent years, neighboring China has diverted more and more water from the Ili to irrigate agricultural land..."

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Rewa Power Plant and India's March Towards A Solar Powered Grid

"...n this video we start by discussing the Rewa Power Plant, and try to extrapolate its numbers to see what it would take to power all of India with Solar Energy..."

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Climate change: understanding the facts (Vostok ice core)

"...This is based on the Vostok ice core research published in 1999 and more recent research published by the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published in October 2013..."

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Biomimicry: definition & examples (explained with drawings)

"...Biomimicry is related to sustainability, sustainable development, circular economy, natural capitalism, corporate sustainability; sustainable design..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about irrigation relevant to the latest news.

Water?Food?Energy Nexus in the Context of Climate Change: Developing a Water Security Index for Water Resource Management in Vi

"...Study results to deliver a comprehensive review of water, food, and energy nexus in Vietnam and to propose using water security index and coupled water?energy?food modeling for better water resources management plans in the context of climate change..."

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Minimizing the Negative Effects of Irrigation and Hydropower System on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection in

"...In practice, irrigation and hydropower operations may yield several undesirable impacts like unsafe conditions for dam operations, flood risks for areas located at the downstream of dams, drought risks or environmental impacts cause natural habitat loss..."

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Policy Options of Over-Pumping Control in the NCP

"...These policies include the requirement of permits for well drilling, a well spacing policy, pumping quota management, water resources fee collection, setting of irrigation water prices, a water rights system, water markets, and more..."

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Impact of Land Use/Land Cover Changes on Climate Change Parameters

"...Urbanization and industrialization are responsible for a variety of environmental issues like air pollution, increased runoff and subsequent flooding, increase in temperature, and deterioration of water quality..."

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A modified approach to quantify aquifer vulnerability to pollution towards sustainable groundwater management in Irrigated Indu

"...The quality of groundwater in the study watershed has worsened because of industrial effluents and residential wastes from the urbanized cities; therefore, there is an important need to explore the aquifer vulnerability to pollution for sustainable groundwater management in the Irrigated Indus Basin (IIB)..."

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World Nations Priorities on Climate Change and Food Security

"...Food supply per capita has increased by more than 30% since 1961, this is accompanied by more use of nitrogen fertilizers (showing an increase of about 800%) and water resources for irrigation (with an increase of more than 100%)..."

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A Comprehensive Study on the Arsenic Contamination in the Groundwater of Assam and West Bengal with a Focus on Normalization of

"...Arsenic is a very dangerous chemical element to human being if it is present in groundwater, that is used as a potable drinking water in many regions of India..."

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Environmental Waste Sustainability: Organic Valorisation and Socioeconomic Benefits Towards Sustainable Development in Ghana

"...The analysis of this research focuses on how the organic waste collected in this location is treated in an anaerobic digester to produce organic fertilizer, wastewater irrigation, and biogas for electricity purposes, contributing to this community?s socioeconomic benefit..."

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Innovative Monitoring Techniques for Wadi Flash Flood by Using Image-Based Analysis

"...Flash floods in wadi systems are a very important environmental issue, and their monitoring is necessary for many applications, including water resource management, irrigation and flood control..."

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"...Freshwater storage is the primary ecosystem service of the ponds because these water bodies provide substantial provisioning and Supporting services and very few cultural and regulating services..."

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Farm income, inequality, and poverty among farm families of a flood-prone area in Bangladesh: climate change vulnerability asse

"...It is, therefore, recommended that proper management of agricultural farms, crop diversification, and appropriate technology interventions are necessary to reduce income inequality and losses of farm income from climate change impact..."

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Spatio-Temporal Heterogeneity in Glaciers Response Across Western Himalaya

"...The Himalayan cryosphere hosts the largest concentration of glaciers, outside the polar regions, thereby provides extensive resource and opportunity for irrigation, hydro-power generation, and eco-tourism to the people of Central and Southeast Asia..."

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