Valmont Water Management Group
Valmont Water Management Group (VWMG) specializes in water management projects that can have a direct impact on a region's economic development. VWMG is currently involved in finding solutions to maximizing agriculture production with limited/questionable water supplies, minimizing energy and water usage through improved water delivery and irrigation infrastructures, and reusing discharge water from municipalities, food-processing plants, mines, and power-generating facilities to extend existing water supplies using sound scientific and economic principles. VWMG is uniquely qualified to develop and implement a comprehensive water management strategy that encompasses improved water and energy efficiencies, environmental protection, and financial stability and profitability to the public and private sectors worldwide.
Two growers in Botswana
Irrigated agriculture is typically the largest user of freshwater in any given region. However, the pressures on local water resources can be lessened by "growing more with less." The Valmont team is experienced in the successful design and implementation of numerous public and private agricultural projects in almost every region of the world. Besides their extensive experience with irrigated agriculture (e.g., pumping, pipelines, canals, and irrigation systems), the staff has worked with government agencies, farmers, and facility managers to provide a breadth of technical expertise needed for feasibility, studies, site assessments, performance monitoring, and project management of both small and large scale agricultural projects.
Down on the Farm, an Endless Cycle of Waste
Frank Volleman in Central Texas, USA, reuses his dairy's liquid waste by pumping it through a Valley center pivot to his fields.
published 28 December 2009 by Henry Fountain, The New York Times
Another means for substantial water savings involves the reuse of agricultural, municipal, and industrial discharges to offset freshwater demands. In many cases, the pollutants associated with these wastewater discharges are actually valuable crop nutrients (i.e., nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, etc.) that can improve crop production. By utilizing these discharges to augment agricultural production, regions around the world can realize multiple economic gains through improved agricultural productivity, reduced wastewater treatment requirements, and the more efficient use and allocation of water resources. The Valmont Water Management Group is currently using water from municipalities, food-processing plants, mines, and power-generating facilities to expand the water supply to clients around the world.
Water Resource Management
Valmont Water Management Group offers practical, technical services in the area of water management which includes resource investigations and allocation assessments. By fully understanding the quality and quantity of a water resource, as well as the various social and environmental pressures that affect its recharge and use, regional governments and organizations will be better equipped to design and implement engineering controls and policies that will facilitate long-term sustainability and resource protection.
Wastewater from a dairy
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