Archive for the ‘Water Management’ Category

Set up Your Own Drip Irrigation System

In recent years, we have experienced that periods of excessive rainfall are often followed by severe droughts. Certainly, many of us have come to the conclusion: let us not lose the results of autumn and spring gardening and we are not going to let the drought destroy our crops. With advice from the gardeners of Krishna Valley, I started to buy the required elements and set up our own drip irrigation system.

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How Much Water Does it Take to Produce a Pound of Meat Today?

Have you ever wondered how much water it takes to produce a pound of meat? As we all probably know a huge amount of water is used for the maintenance of livestock.
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The Story of Bottled Water

ddddAnother story from Annie Leonard The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Read the rest of this entry »

Call for Change: “Go Veggie or Face Global Famine”

According to a Swedish research group that examined the correlation of food supply and fresh water resources, in future we cannot afford ourselves to consume as much meat as we do nowadays. In the oncoming forty years we have to give up the habit of eating animal-based produce, because water needs of livestock-farming is multiple times more than that of agriculture and we will need every drop of water in order to grow the minimum supply of vegetables and grains for world’s population.

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Water Management

One of the most vital and urgent environmental issues to be addressed is the lessening of fresh water supply. Read the rest of this entry »

Protecting Water Resources and Local Water Management

With a thorough realization of environmental consciousness and sustainability this project aims to improve environmental conditions. Protecting local water resources, waste-water management, and improving the quality of drinking water are all important elements of the Eco Valley project, as is presenting and providing education on these activities. It is an immense challenge for every community to provide enough drinking water, then for irrigation and other water supplies in case of fire. While at the same time they have to secure the continual stability and future of their water resources – it is possible only with a well-conceived local action plan.

Our main projects:

  • a local water and waste water management program with zero-energy consumption (We have an approved plan for a natural reed-bed zone sewage system and the cleaned water from this system is to be used for the irrigation of the botanic garden.)
  • using and protecting local water resources
  • storing rainwater, managing surface waters and protecting local habitats and micro-climates


The 2010 Sustainability Conference financed by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund co-financed.