We deliver advanced technology to optimize gravity irrigation.
Our solutions maximize 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
2023 January Newsletter
This edition focuses on the advantages of implementing Rubicon’s Technology for managing groundwater recharge, hear from one of our US customers leveraging automation to improve service to farmers and recharge aquifers. We also dig into upcoming grants and a background story on our new Account Manager.
Rubicon Water Newsletter – December 2022
Our December newsletter dives into some interesting topics on the efficiency possibilities of surface irrigation and how it’s taking the pressures off groundwater extractions for a more sustainable future. We’re also proud to be the recpients of a prestigious sustainability award
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…
I would like to…
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
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.