Irrigation and Water Footprint
The potential impact of increased flooding and droughts on agriculture and the food processing industry highlight the importance of having access to high quality water. This section includes resources that focus on reducing the water requirements of agriculture and food processing. In agriculture, such techniques include drip irrigation to minimize water losses due to evaporation and runoff, sustainable farming practices that reduce ground water requirements, and the use of sensors to maximize irrigation schedules. And, this section includes best practices for reducing water use and inefficiencies in the food industry.