• Water Irrigation,  Water Management,  Water Transportation

    The Charm of the Yangtze River You Need to Know

    Previous posts have told of the Yangtze River returning to its feet and giving hope to the people there. Many interesting things are actually attached to the Yangtze River, some of which are summarized below. Like the Yellow River, the Yangtze River has also been the cradle of Chinese culture for centuries. Interestingly, it was found that the activity on the longest river in China can be traced back 27,000 years, which was the beginning of Chinese civilization. So it’s clear, why is this river so historic? In addition to the history of the birth of culture, in this river there is a very large dam Three Gorges Dam which…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation

    Drip Irrigation Components

    After listening to the basic principles of drip irrigation in the previous post, then we will learn how the components of this water-saving irrigation system. The drip irrigation system is quick and easy to assemble. The main component is a paralon pipe of two different sizes. The larger diameter pipe is used as the main pipe, while the smaller one is used as the drip pipe. The main pipe functions as a water divider to each drip pipe. The drip pipe is given holes to drop water into each plant at a distance according to the distance between the plants. Then to drain water from the source a water pump…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Drip Irrigation

    After the previous post discussed the principle of drip irrigation, then we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of drip irrigation, as in the following. a. Increase the use value of water In general, less water is used in drip irrigation compared to other methods. Water savings can occur due to the provision of water that is local in nature and in small amounts so that it will suppress evaporation, surface runoff and percolation. Transpiration of weeds is also reduced because the wetted area is limited around the plants. b. Increase plant growth and yield High soil moisture fluctuations can be avoided by this drip irrigation and soil moisture is…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation

    Drip Irrigation, Technology To Save Water

    Have you ever been worried about growing plants at home, even though you were outside the house for a few days? Drip irrigation technology is one smart solution to this problem. Drip irrigation can be a smart choice to overcome this problem, because basically this irrigation can overcome drought or the lack of water supply in dry lands. Drip irrigation is specially designed for agriculture of flowers, vegetables, perennials, greenhouses, raised beds, patios and other plants. The basic principle of drip irrigation is to pump water and flow it to the plants by means of pipes and is usually done twice a day in the morning and evening for 10…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation,  Water Management

    Japanese Ways to Cope with Floods

    Who would have thought that the superpowers in Asia would ever be overwhelmed by floods? However, thanks to smart and sophisticated technology, Japan finally managed to overcome the floods. Surrounded by water, this archipelago of Japan has a long history of flooding because the coastal areas and along the rivers are particularly at risk. So that in order to protect the area, its engineers have developed a complex system of canals and sluice locks. It all started in the aftermath of the floods in 1910, Japan began looking for ways to protect the lowlands in parts of Tokyo City. The Iwabuchi Sluice, or Akasuimon (Red Sluice), was designed in 1924…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation,  Water Management,  Water Transportation

    The Story Behind the Great Wall of China

    Ever heard of one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China? It turns out that there is an interesting story behind the construction of this wall which starts from the river. The area which is now called China, in ancient times was called Chung-Kuo (central country). They called it Chung-Kuo because the Chinese believed that their country was located in the middle of the world. The inhabitants are also called Chung Hwa (citizens of the middle country). The oldest Chinese culture is located in the Huang Ho river valley or better known as the yellow river which is now called Huang He. It is called…

  • Water Irrigation

    Japan and its Intelligent Irrigation System

     After being familiar with the drip irrigation system in Israel and also the oldest irrigation system in China, this time we will tell you about an existing irrigation system in the country of Sakura. One of the best known irrigation systems in Japan is the existing irrigation system in the Niigata Prefecture. Niigata City is a famous port city overlooking the Sea of ​​Japan. Niigata is famous for its rice production. As a result, sake is also produced in this city, making many visitors come here to try this drink. Talking about rice production, of course it is closely related to the irrigation system to irrigate the rice fields in…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation

    Dujiangyan, World’s First Irrigation System

    Talking about irrigation, irrigation problems cannot be separated from agricultural cultivation. This has long been realized by humans, especially farmers. According to stories in ancient times, when agricultural land was close to abundant water sources such as springs or rivers, irrigation was carried out by channeling water to agricultural land. But it can also be done by bringing water directly to agricultural land, which people call this method watering. In the world, the first irrigation system was built around 250 M named Dujiangyan which was built by Li Bing, a Chinese hydrologist, during the Qing Dynasty. Remarkably, until now this irrigation system can still be used. Li Bing found a…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation,  Water Management

    The Influence of Watershed Based Climate Change

    Global warming is no longer a problem for the future, but has become a problem that is being faced now. Several studies have proven that extreme climatic events are inevitable. The impact of extreme climate events is expected to get worse if the environmental damage, especially the damage to forest cover in the rain catchment area in the watershed, gets bigger. In general there is a decrease in the chance of rainfall exceeding the critical limit associated with flooding especially in the central part of a city. Meanwhile, during the dry season there is an increase in rainfall which will reduce the possibility of future drought. A watershed provides natural…

  • Water Irrigation

    History of Irrigation Development in the Dutch East Indies

    Who would have thought that famine was the beginning of a development in an area? This happened in the Dutch East Indies. The construction of irrigation in the Dutch East Indies began with starvation due to crop failure in 1848 – 1849, which caused 200,000 people to die in the world, so in 1859 the first weir was built, namely the Glapan weir on the Tuntang River. This dam irrigates 12,000 ha. Then in 1885 the Department of BOW (Burgerlijkr Openbare Werker) was formed which is now known as the Public Works Department and in 1905 the Departement van Landbouw (now the Department of Agriculture) was formed. In 1914, there…