Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, says its restaurants saved an estimated 1.3 billion gallons of water last year. According to the company’s 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report published today, this water efficiency was achieved through smart building practices.
Cristina Mariani-May, president and CEO at Banfi Vintners, discusses the biggest sustainability issues in the wine industry, and how her company is working to minimize its environmental footprint.
Water management system company H2O Flow Pro announced today that it chose an Internet of Things platform from Minneapolis-based software company Exosite to develop new water conservation technology. H2O Flow Pro says this will be the first IoT water conservation solution offered in the western United States. Founded in 2013, ... Read more »
Australia-based Stahmann Farm Enterprises will be able to increase its pecan nut production by updating its drip irrigation system and becoming more water efficient. Parks official calls the conversion to a modern drip system “a taste of
Mattel recently became a California water agency’s newest recycled water customer, which will save about 2 million gallons of drinking water per year in the drought-stricken state. The global toy maker, whose brands include Barbie, Fisher-Price and Hot Wheels, among others, told Environmental Leader that using recycled water for irrigation ... Read more »
Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) technology is a solution for maximizing water productivity and crop yield potential. But while the water-saving and productivity benefits of SDI are well documented, the challenges for dairy producers in utilizing naturally produced, nutrient-rich liquid manure as a forage crop fertilizer has limited wider adoption of ... Read more »
The ongoing drought in California is producing at least one winner: Power companies. The lack of surface water is causing fruit and vegetable growers to increasingly rely on underground supplies. Accessing these sources – which can be 3,000 feet below the surface — requires much more power than when it ... Read more »
The California Sustainability Alliance has released Water-Energy Savings from Efficient Landscape Design in California, a report documenting the key concepts for water-efficient landscaping. The report also estimates water, energy, and cost savings, as well as carbon sequestered, for a case study site in Southern California. The Alliance investigated landscape irrigation ... Read more »
Walmart is using WaterPulse irrigation mats to reduce the amount of water used in about 3,700 of the retailer’s garden centers inside its stores across the US. The mats are saving “millions of gallons of water,” while improving plant quality, says Marybeth Hays, senior vice president of Outdoor Living and ... Read more »
The Toro Company, with its irrigation business based in California, is helping the state’s golf courses meet the mandated 25 percent statewide reduction in water use. Monterey, California’s Poppy Hills Golf Course, owned and operated by the Northern California Golf Association, completely renovated and upgraded its irrigation system last year ... Read more »
WaterPulse says its commercial irrigation system improves plant quality, cuts water consumption and reduces company expenses. Improper care from over or under watering can lead to the loss of more than 30 percent of a plant retailer’s product, costing greenhouses, nurseries and retail horticulture stores millions of dollars, the company ... Read more »
Smart water management company Banyan Water has introduced a water monitoring system that tracks all irrigation water use on a property and provides alerts if leaks are detected. The company says its Irrigation Insight can be instrumental in helping facility managers comply with local or state water restrictions enacted during ... Read more »