Rubicon Water has won the Environmental Services Award at this year’s Victoria Export Awards. The awards recognise the Australian state of Victoria’s most successful and innovative exporters.
The company’s exports include the software used to control automated irrigation canal networks and water control gates, such as the FlumeGate. Rubicon’s solutions make the open canal distribution systems that transport water from dams and rivers to farms much more efficient, recovering substantial amounts of otherwise lost water.
With the world facing increasing water scarcity in many areas, governments and irrigation utilities are looking to Rubicon to reduce losses and improve the productivity of irrigated farming.
Since 2004 the company has been exporting to countries including the USA, New Zealand, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico and Chile. In the past year, Rubicon’s exports to these countries have grown by 150%.
The award was presented by State Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio and Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria. Speaking at the ceremony held last Wednesday at Government House, Bruce Rodgerson, Rubicon Water CEO, was delighted with the accolade.
“Winning this award is recognition of the great quality products we are producing. Increasingly irrigation districts around the world are looking Australia to help them save water and improve productivity on the farm, and Rubicon is at the forefront of it,” Mr Rodgerson said.
“Our continuing investment in research and development means that we are able to deliver integrated solutions that are more advanced and more effective at delivering benefits than other solutions available internationally.”