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HydrOptim: optimising water and energy in irrigation systems

The key to minimising costs and increasing water efficiency in an irrigation distribution system is having the correct delivery strategy, that answers the following questions: How much water will be needed at the head of the distribution system? How much water should I release from the storages to satisfy demand and/or environmental flows? What [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Modelling, Prediction / Forecast, Scheme Operation|
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Rural Water Intelligence. The future of irrigation district management

Improving Present to Secure Future Agriculture is by far the largest consumer of available freshwater. According to the United Nations 70% of freshwater withdrawals from watercourses and groundwater are for agricultural usage, three times more than 50 years ago. By 2050, the global water demand of agriculture is estimated to increase by a further [...]

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In RWI, 1+1=3

Synergy is a term used to describe when the creation of a whole is greater than the simple sum of its parts.  Probably you have heard this term when talking about human interaction (example: team work planning) or from analyst and stakeholders talking about mergers and acquisitions, but this phenomenon is ubiquitous and appears in [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|Data Integration & Visualisation, Scheme Operation|
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The benefits of user-centered design

What is User-Centered Design? User interface design aims at providing a simple and efficient interaction in terms of accomplishing user goals—what is often called user-centered design. A good user interface design facilitates finishing the task at hand without drawing unnecessary attention to the process itself. The design process must balance technical functionality and visual [...]

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Australian Farmers embrace Big Data

The National Farmers Federation (NFF), Australia’s peak body representing farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia, has begun development of a Digital Agriculture Service, an online platform for farmers which will have news and weather, markets and agribusiness stories and to turn vast quantities of real-time data into high performance farm management – generating [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|Prediction / Forecast, Scheme Operation|
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5 Most common questions about Rural Water Intelligence

When we first talk with potential customers usually they ask us very similar questions. This post has the intention to collect the most common questions raised from these initial contacts and provide their answers. I hope this post will bring light on these initial uncertainties and it will help to better understand the Rural Water [...]

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Improving Irrigation Efficiency and Customer Service

Faced with the challenge of future changes in water availability, Murrumbidgee Irrigation had to understand better the hydraulics of their distribution networks to improve distribution efficiency but without compromising the best possible service to irrigators. To do this, Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd (MI) engaged Adasa to implement a Decision Support System to improve the day to [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|Customer Service, Scheme Operation, Scheme Planning|
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The Value of Data for Water Authorities

The best-managed water authorities increasingly recognise that information is a critical strategic asset that needs to be managed in order to realise its full potential value. Much research demonstrates the correlation between information management maturity and overall business performance. Indeed, Bill Gates said in his book, Business @ The Speed of Thought, “The most [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Customer Service, Scheme Operation, Scheme Planning|
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Innovative Irrigation Operation and Planning System at HWRS 2015 in Hobart

36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (HWRS 2015), hosted by Engineers Australia and its National Committee on Water Engineering, is Australia’s leading symposium devoted to hydrology and water resource that took place in Hobart (Tasmania) from 7 to 10 December 2015. This year HWRS promoted a special season about decision support and operational hydrology and [...]

By |January 11th, 2016|Scheme Operation, Scheme Planning|