Dow Corning headquarters outside Midland

Silicon Tech From Dow Corning Improves Water Delivery

As countries around the world grapple with water shortages due to fast-growing populations and changing climates, silicon technology from Midland’s Dow Corning Corp. is helping farmers around the world irrigate their crops more efficiently, reducing the amount of water required.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/09/2011

The University of Michigan central campus.

UM Slashes Water Used For Irrigation With New System

Installation of a water-conserving irrigation system has helped the University of Michigan reduce the amount of water used on irrigation by 68 percent, saving an estimated $141,000 a year.