We deliver advanced technology to optimise gravity irrigation.
Our solutions maximise the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of agricultural water by…
Controlling the delivery of water so that farms are reliably supplied when needed, without spills
Using autonomous canal control, accurate measurement and precise water accounting software
Timing the application of water to crops precisely
Using sensors and software to precisely monitor crop water demand and predict the optimal irrigation time
Applying the optimal amount of water to crops
Using sensors, software, accurate measurement and remote-control technology
SlipMeter Receives Pattern Approval Certification in Australia
The flow measurement accuracy of Rubicon’s SlipMeter™ SM-600 has received official certification from the Australian Government’s National Measurement Institute.
Rubicon’s large automation project in India receives appreciation by Union Ministers’ and farmers.
The two Honourable Union Ministers acknowledged the advantages of the automation project, expressing delight that the project had been successful in enabling efficient delivery of water to farmers in drought-prone districts of northern Karnataka…
The need to modernise the world’s canal infrastructure
A post on the CIGAR highlights the urgent need for effective canal modernisation if the world is to meet the growing demand for food…
What is high-performance surface irrigation?
Many will be surprised to learn that a well designed and managed gravity-fed surface irrigation system has the potential to deliver on-farm application efficiencies in excess of 85% and up to 95%…
Why we need to improve water use productivity
The 2030 Water Resources Group has outlined what they call the “water gap” – the growing difference between freshwater supply and demand…
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Reduce extraction pumping costs
With the Network Control solution, channel systems can perform with nearly the same responsiveness as pressurised piped distribution system, without the energy costs. If water is pumped into your channels instead of coming from storage, the outfall reduction that Network Control achieves can substantially reduce energy costs.
Remotely operate control gates
With Rubicon’s Site Management solution you can use SCADAConnect software to remotely manage our control gates. It enables control changes to be made more frequently and safely. Comprehensive alarm management means you can respond to issues before they become problems and together with the ability to do time-series trend analysis you can manage and plan better.
The Network Control solution takes remote monitoring and control to the next level. Much more than a SCADA system, Network Control uses NeuroFlo software to automatically coordinate and control FlumeGates in a conveyance or distribution channel system to optimise delivery of water.
Prevent outfalls at the end of my channels
By automatically coordinating a sequence of FlumeGates in a channel, the Network Control solution optimises the delivery of water to eliminate outfalls, so that more water remains available in storage or in rivers, while simultaneously providing high, consistent flows to farms.
Rubicon Water - Improving Water Availability from Source to Crop
Due to factors including climate change and increasing demand, it is forecast that 40% of the world’s population will be experiencing severe water stress by 2050 if we do not make supply and efficiency improvements.
Irrigated agriculture consumes 70% of the world’s freshwater resources and Rubicon is dedicated to improving the availability of this water by delivering solutions that maximise the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of agricultural water.
How does the FlumeGate control canal flow and water levels?
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How Does Canal Automation Work?
Not only are water losses largely eliminated but water is distributed equitably to all users and delivery flexibility and reliability is improved. A flexible and reliable supply service is needed for farmers to better meet the needs of their crops and make more efficient use of water at the farm level.