As proud members of the Delft-FEWS Australian User Community, Adasa and Murrumbidgee Irrigation have presented the MIOPS(*) Rural Water Intelligence solution in the 3rd Delft-FEWS User Days Australia held at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) offices in Melbourne on the 27th and 29th April.

Adasa and Murrumbidgee Irrigation

During these User Days – organised by Deltares, the Bureau and SEQWater – the participants shared experiences and knowledge on the Deltares Delft-FEWS platform, configuration and uses and kept up-to-date with latest news on the Delft-FEWS system: last version upgrades, future developments and product roadmap. A total of 16 papers were presented showing the new developments from the BoM (latest upgrades in the HyFS, the National Flood Forecasting System for Australia), SEQWater (with the implementation of a new soil moisture calculation and a gated dam operation models in the Seq-FEWS system), Goulburn-Murray Water (presenting the new GMW Salinity Threat Mapping utility), Murray Darling Basin Authority (showing the new developments in the River Operations Workflow System), and Adasa and MI (making a dual presentation of the RWI MIOPS solution), among others.

On the first MIOPS presentation, Leonie Williams, Manager Water Resources at Murrumbidgee Irrigation, showed the uses and benefits of the RWI implementation in MI: the advantages on the use of a multi-year archive for the persistent storage of all the hydrological data, the access on real-time to all the operational data sources in the organisation, the application of advance tools for the water entitlement trading impact assessment and the water demand forecast estimation, or the use of the MI IQ Dashboard to provide new insights on the business data for all the organisation.

After this user-perspective approach, and on behalf of Adasa, I presented some technical highlights on the Delft-FEWS implementation for the MIOPS system and how Adasa has effectively coupled components developed in different coding languages, like Java, .NET or R, into Delft-FEWS in order to enhance and complement its functionalities.

One more year, after the presentations and networking throughout the Delft-FEWS Australian User Days, the RWI solution applied in Murrumbidgee Irrigation has been recognised as one of the most advance solutions in the business of rural water management and delivery.

(*) MIOPS stands for Murrumbidgee Irrigation Operation and Planning system

Further information about the Delft-FEWS User Days 2016