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 hydraulic systems with the aim to promote technology innovation to help addressing current and future water challenges in a more sustainable way, while supporting economic growth. These challenges combine limitation on water resources while facing mounting pressures from climate change, pollution, population growth, and aging water infrastructure.

Adasa and Murrumbidgee Irrigation

For this special season Adasa and Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd (MI) were selected to provide an oral presentation introducing the benefits of Murrumbidgee Irrigation Operation and Planning System (MIOPS) implanted by Adasa in MI.

MI is one of the largest private irrigation companies in Australia with over 2,500 customers covering an area of 660,000 ha of which an average of 120,000 ha is irrigated each irrigation season.

The objective of MIOPS is to improve the operation and planning of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation scheme and some of the benefits of MIOPS are:

  • Improved decision making.
  • Improved customer service.
  • Improved system efficiency.
  • Meet compliance demands.
“Murrumbidgee Irrigation is now making smarter decisions because they have the right information of the right quality at the right time.”
Jordi Ayats