Our solutions maximize the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of agricultural water.
Acres of irrigated land serviced by our technology
Products produced worldwide
Of miles of canal automated
Patents across 21 jurisdictions
Function points in our water authority software
Water authority customers
Countries benefitting from our solutions
300 + Staff
Why we exist
Making water available to the world.
We do this by delivering solutions that maximize the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of agricultural water.
In doing so we will play a fundamental role in achieving global food security.
Rubicon Water has a vision to sustainably increase global food and fibre production through improved water use efficiency. We do this by delivering advanced technology to managers of gravity-fed irrigation networks, enabling them to manage their water resources with unprecedented levels of efficiency and control. Irrigation districts can now deliver accurately measured, constant high-flow, on-demand water to farmers utilizing existing open canal systems while eliminating spills at the end of canals. With this level of service, farmers are better positioned to make irrigation management decisions, receiving the water their plants need, when they need it at the rate they need it, avoiding wastage and fertilizer runoff.
Rubicon is totally focussed upon improving large scale, gravity-fed irrigation systems. This gives us a unique ability to provide our customers with solutions that are built exactly to solve the distinct and special problems that our customers face, unlike the traditional approach of adapting components that were designed for another purpose or another industry. Consequently, our customers have the peace of mind that our solutions can be implemented quickly, cost effectively and with low risk.
To achieve our dedicated focus, we employ the widest range of specialists of any company in the field, a distinct advantage that Rubicon brings to our customers. These include civil, electrical, control and agricultural engineers, skilled radio frequency technicians, systems analysts, database experts and software programmers, SCADA design engineers, mechanical design draftsmen, expert electricians, solar power designers, machinists and boilermakers. All are focussed upon practically solving real-world problems and continuous improvement of our products and solutions.
Rubicon designs, develops, manufactures and tests all its own products and proudly boasts ISO 9001:2015 certification attesting to the highest standards in the process of design and manufacturing. Our research and development facility includes one of the largest hydraulic flow and testing laboratories of its type in the Southern Hemisphere where our meters and gates are tested to international standards. A wide array of global patents over new technology built into TCC™ components confirms our focus upon innovation and improvement in our solutions.
Our pioneering research into the hydraulic control of canals in collaboration with the University of Melbourne has led to many important breakthroughs in flow measurement and control theory and which have been recognized by governmental and academic awards including the prestigious Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Clunies Ross Awards. Today we jointly own the intellectual property of many patents with the University of Melbourne.
Established in 1995, Rubicon Water is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. To support our global expansion, we have offices and manufacturing facilities in India, New Zealand, Chile, USA, Spain, China and agents in many other countries. To date, Rubicon has designed, built and installed over 35,000 control and measurement devices in TCC and FarmConnect™ systems sold to more than 180 customers in 17 countries.