Riverland irrigation districts, SA
Australian Government Funding: $2,187,984
About the project
The project demonstrates innovative irrigation metering technology and data systems used to improve water use efficiency. It allows the Central Irrigation Trust based at Barmera to transfer consumption and flow data from 2334 electronic water meters on irrigation farms to a central computer system every 15 minutes. This allows farmers and system managers live access to information on flow and consumption 24 hours a day seven days a week.
The project has:
- given irrigators access to flow and consumption data to maximise water use efficiency
- provided information that leads to more precise irrigation schedules improving crop productivity and water savings
- built the capacity of water planners to analyse how water is supplied and improve performance
- increasesd ability to fine tune water delivery to meet critical demands.
The project is now complete and the final report on the project is available here:
Water Smart Australia projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.