Rural Water Intelligence

Rural Water Intelligence

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 day system operation efficiency, to address short to medium term water and asset planning and to assess requests for water trading.

Adasa designed and built the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Operation and Planning System (MIOPS) to respond to the needs of a complex delivery system driven by customer demand and which includes infrastructure that ranges from manually operated structures to remote manual operation and fully automated channels.

The key benefit of MIOPS has been to improve decision making by providing quick and easy access to information from various sources and gaining better knowledge of the scheme using virtual real-time and forecast information from simulation models.

At the same time, enhanced data quality and consistency has improved customer service by providing tools to assess water trading requests and assist equitable water order scheduling to meet customer expectations and compliance with company water policies.