USCID is planning a conference in December that you may be interested in to be held in Scottsdale, AZ from December 2-5. The focus of this conference is to present and discuss various aspects of canal automation. Planning and operation of irrigation delivery systems will also be key topics. The conference provides an ideal forum for introducing new advances in canal automation as well as sharing ideas and experiences with others. The goal of the conference is to bring together water resources professionals interested in canal automation and other new technologies as they relate to water delivery, particularly addressing the needs of irrigated agriculture.
The conference will feature the ASCE Manual of Practice (MOP) 131: Canal Automation for Irrigation Systems, prepared by the Task Committee on Recent Advances in Canal Automation of the Irrigation Delivery and Drainage Systems Committee of the Irrigation and Drainage Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers. All conference participants will receive a free copy of the MOP.
Canal Automation for Irrigation Systems focuses on the technical aspects of modernizing irrigation systems through use of automated canal control systems. Canal automation has always offered an opportunity to save water and improve the efficiency of irrigation water supply projects or irrigation district operations. Recent technological and engineering advances now enable more accurate control of water deliveries throughout all parts of an irrigation project. Using information collected from irrigation systems around the world in conjunction with new advances in control theory research, this MOP examines how and when to implement canal automation within the context of canal modernization.
For more information or to register for the conference, please visit http://www.uscid.org/14azconf.html.