The Week in Water: Jun 16-22, 2012

Rice field in China

The Week in Water brings you blue living ideas and news from around the web.

China has set a goal of increasing grain production by ten percent by 2020. To accomplish this, China is investing heavily in irrigation infrastructure. Keith Schneider of Circle of Blue reports on the progress.

2.8 million years of climate data are sitting in Lake El’gygytgyn in Russia.

A few weeks ago, the Week in Water linked to North Carolina’s efforts to legislate sea level rise out of existence. It turns out Virginia thinks that’s a good idea, too.

mOasis is developing an environmentally-friendly hydrogel that will improve water usage in agricultural applications. Not only that, it will help with nitrogen and potassium availability for plants.

Running short of your Evian?  The spring water bottler has a refrigerator magnet that will order a quantity of Evian to be delivered right to your front door.

Rice field in China photo via Shutterstock

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