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Risks to Groundwater in India’s Solar Irrigation Pump Expansion

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Cheap solar power, widely available, could worsen India’s already depleted aquifers.

U.S. Irrigation Continues Steady Eastward Expansion

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Irrigated farmland in the United States climbed to a record-high 58 million acres in 2017, according to new federal government data.

Wisconsin Groundwater Dispute Is a Warning Signal for the Eastern United States

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Water problems in states east of the Mississippi River mirror…

One Way to Ease California Drought: Recycle Wastewater For Irrigation

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Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.

Challenged By Drought, Fire, Earthquake, and Flood, California Departs On New Path

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In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving "net zero" energy use are top priorities.

California Drought Effect on Food Prices – Not Much

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Groundwater, food imports, low fuel prices, and a strong American dollar have more influence on prices than drought.

California Farms Use How Much Water? Nobody Really Knows

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No comprehensive data exist on agricultural water consumption.

California Drought Cuts Farm Water Allocation to Zero for Second Consecutive Year

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The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.

U.S. Farm Irrigation Becomes More Efficient, Moves East

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Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing…

Earth’s Major Aquifers Are in Trouble

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Groundwater reserves are falling, but little is known about how much water is left.

Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit

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Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted…

Big Data Requires Strong Relationships to Improve Farming

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To influence water and food systems, the data revolution needs…