Content tagged "water conservation"

Why Conserve Water?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: October 05, 2015

Conserving water is fast becoming a hot topic across the nation. Water is one of our most precious natural resources. Although the Earth's surface is 70%...

What is a Drought?

Droughts are naturally occurring events that result from less than normal precipitation over short or extended periods of time.The effects of drought can...

Water Conservation in the Landscape

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

Drought cycles coupled with increasing urban population growth is putting pressure on water supplies in many areas throughout the US prompting calls for...

Case Study: A Solid-Liquid Manure Separation Swine Operation for Resource Conservation

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

V-shape pit with automated manure scraper and troughMany US pork production operations have become large in size and more geographically concentrated, and...

Parking Strips: Water Conserving or Weed Magnet?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 13, 2014

Parking strips can be either water conserving or weed magnets. Parking strips are often "out of sight, out of  mind" for many homeowners, especially in older...

water conservation - table of contents

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 10, 2014

Basic Water FactsWhy Conserve Water?Misconceptions about Water Conserving LandscapesWhat is a Drought?What is Water Conservation?The Water Cycle (students...

Using Greywater for Home Gardening

Home Energy Updated: January 03, 2014

Reviewed and Revised on 10/17/2013What is greywater and how can it be used?Greywater is the domestic wastewater from all sources except the toilets. As per...

Water Conservation in the Home Orchard

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 14, 2013

Practicing water conservation isn’t just for the ornamental landscaper; commercial as well as home orchards can also be water wise and water...

What is Water Conservation?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 11, 2013

Water conservation is the reduction in use of water through a variety of methods. Most households waste water through inefficient plumbing, leaks, clothes...

Water Conservation in Forest Bioenergy Production Systems

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Forestlands serve as watershed areas for much of the southern United States. These 214 million acres of forested areas are constantly...

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