Rubicon Water

Maximizing the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of agricultural water

Rubicon Water

Automating the distribution of agricultural water for the future prosperity of our farmers

Rubicon Water

Combining irrigation with innovation to create sustainable agricultural outcomes

Rubicon Water

Meeting the challenge of feeding a growing population on limited arable land

Rubicon Water

Delivering technology to automate the distribution of the world’s most precious resource

Rubicon Water

Enabling farmers to grow more crops using less labor, water and energy

We deliver advanced technology to optimize gravity irrigation.

Our solutions maximize the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of agricultural water by…

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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

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Timing the application of water to crops precisely

Using sensors and software to precisely monitor crop water demand and predict the optimal irrigation time

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Applying the optimal amount of water to crops

Using sensors, software, accurate measurement and remote-control technology

Latest News

Rubicon Water Newsletter – May 2023

Two large delegations visited us in California this month. A number of Romanian and Australian farmers witnessed first-hand how Rubicon Water’s solutions can improve crop productivity while reducing water use and minimizing irrigation operational costs.

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Rubicon Water Newsletter – April 2023

This edition focuses on the modernization of the world’s oldest Water Court, how Rubicon technology can be deployed for dedicated Groundwater Recharge Projects and how investing in tech can help attract and retain future employees. We also touch on the successful USBR WEEG 2023 Grant Awards.

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Modernization Insights

The need to modernize the world’s canal infrastructure

A post on the CIGAR highlights the urgent need for effective canal modernization 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, canal systems can perform with nearly the same responsiveness as pressurized piped distribution system, without the energy costs. If water is pumped into your canals instead of coming from storage, the spill 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 canal system to optimize the delivery of water. 

Prevent outfalls at the end of my canals

By automatically coordinating a sequence of FlumeGates in a canal, the Network Control solution optimizes the delivery of water to eliminate spills, 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

Water is undoubtedly one of our most precious resources.

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?

The FlumeGate is a device that measures and controls water in canals. Its integrated sensor technology enables it to continuously adjust to pass a desired flow rate or maintain a set water level upstream or downstream. They can also coordinate with each other to manage an entire canal autonomously

Rubicon Water Corporate Profile

Rubicon Water delivers advanced technology that optimizes gravity-fed irrigation, providing unprecedented levels of operational efficiency and control, increasing water availability and improving farmers' lives. Founded in 1995, Rubicon has more than 35,000 gates installed in TCC systems in 17 countries.

How Does Canal Automation Work?

Watch the short animation to find out how canal automation works. In larger systems, thousands of connected devices talk to each other using Internet of Things (IoT) technology to autonomously deliver water to users without any wastage.

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.

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