In Australia, we are experiencing more extreme weather events due to climate change, including frequent droughts. With water scarcity, the agriculture sector needs to be smarter in the way water is utilised. The agriculture sector is the largest consumer of water globally, in Australia alone 3.8 million megalitres were applied to crops (67% of water applied). To help preserve water in Western Australia, The Department of Water and Environmental Regulations have announced that they will be reducing all water licences by 10% by 2030, then an additional 10% of the remaining licence by 2040. This means improving water efficiencies has never been more critical.
With a proven track record in the provision, calibration, and ongoing support of Automated Weather Stations (AWS) Aquamonix has the pedigree required to deliver your end-to-end weather data application.
RainMAN Control System Features
Irrigation by Weather Conditions – The RainMAN Control System automatically adjusts irrigation schedules based on environmental conditions such as rainfall. If it rains, our Control System will shut down irrigation across numerous sites reducing water wastage.
Evaporation Auto Scheduling (ET Manager) – This monitors the evaporation from the previous day and calculates how much water is required to replenish the full amount or a portion of water loss. In fact, City of Perth Council recorded a 20% volume usage reduction when actively using the ET Manager and rain shutdown features.
Bore Pump Health / Usage Monitoring – An analysis is run each night to determine if the bore is working within the optimal parameters. When it functions outside these parameters, you will receive an alert advising that you may need a service. Rather than waiting for your annual service you can rectify an issue faster ensuring your bore is running at full capacity which will reduce water wastage.
Bore Level and Salinity Monitoring – Ground water management through monitoring and modelling of bore draw down and EC (salinity) conditions. Seeing this information is important so you can make informed decisions.
Site Volume Reporting – Accurate volume reporting and analytics to ensure flowmeters are reporting within expected parameters. Volume can be displayed by month, accumulated, or by hydro zone. This is particularly useful when water restrictions are in place, and you can focus on a particular zone.
Volume Licence Reporting – All data collected will be put into a report. This report can be used to send to The Department of Water and Environmental Regulations Department so they can see a detailed report of what was recoded for that entire licence. This can save you time and allows you to see obvious mistakes over large number of sites.
Global System Control – You will easily have effective control of irrigation over many sites and large areas through a centralised SCADA system. You will have control over all or parts of the system.