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SWIIM System provides these Blogs to help you get the most out of SWIIM. We have several contributors. All are industry experts in the fields of irrigation design/control, cropping techniques, and ditch flow technology. Let us know if there are specific topics or issues you would like us to address in future blog entries.


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From the monthly archives: November 2016

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'November 2016'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

SWIIM, Western Growers featured on PBS Newshour Today

SWIIM's CEO Kevin France and Western Growers Executive VP Dave Puglia will be featured nationally on PBS Newshour today at 3pm and 6pm Pacific Time, filmed at Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology in Salinas, CA. Follow #farmwaterbudget and @swiimsystem on Twitter.

Watch it live (or recorded) by clicking here.

Deployments Continue In Challenging Conditions

The latest in-channel, lined measurement location brought online last week complete with calibrated flow sensors, sending near-real-time data back to SWIIM Server.  We have quality, cross-calibrated data flowing at each of our sites and continue to complete deployments thoughout California.

We are able to combine measurements via pipe, in-channel, lined ditches as well as non-lined channels.  Tail flow sensors to capture end-of-field return flows as well. We have sensors that work on and off of headgates - several options to chose from, based upon local conditions. This, coupled with our consumptive use data (via instruments and remote sensing) allow us to account for the elements of the crop-water budget like no one else - the same way that your CPA helps you manage and track your financial accounts.  We have truly shown our ability to deploy SWIIM with multiple sensor methods in very challenging conditions.

Lined Channel SWIIM Deployment

The SWIIM team has been hard at work on new deployment sites - this time, a lined channel with a built-in weir:

We connect our sensors and calibrate against a second data source.  Whether it be an unlined channel, lined channel, headgate/turn-out measurement or pipe flow (or, in most case, a combination of these methods for each farm), SWIIM aggregates this data, alongside weather and remote sensing sources to close and report upon the crop-water budget.  Your on-farm water accountants hard at work, proving conservation activities throughout the Western US.

SWIIM Presents at Groundwater Conference #farmwaterbudget

SWIIM's @swiimsystem CEO Kevin France @kevinmfrance presented today at AGT conference in Denver. How water conservation plans can result in a win/win for all stakeholders.

An excellent turn out.  SWIIM helps growers and water managers:

1)  Optimize water budget planning
2)  Implement best water management practices
3)  Demonstrate efficient water use
4)  Document baseline water use
4)  Verify (audit) water conservation results
5)  Ease pressure on regional water supplies and generate additional income

Another SWIIM Custom Deployment #farmwaterbudget

Kudos to the SWIIM team - #farmwaterbudget.  They are defying all logic and creating monitoring stations in an area that was supposed to be "unmonitorable."

Data available to SWIIM Manager via telemetry, near-real-time.

Back-up sensor we use in non-lined channels to double-check core diversion data.  More data is better than less (or one source).

SWIIM continues to amaze our growing list of clients - large family farms and corporate growers, alike.  2017 should be a stellar year!

SWIIM Stakes Claim To #farmwaterbudget

Our marketing gurus have started using hashtags on our Twitter and Blog feeds

We look to help folks find SWIIM-related tweets and related entries.  Follow SWIIM on Twitter @swiimsystem and feel free to add the hashtag to SWIIM-related posts!

SWIIM Sponsors Western Growers 2016 Annual Meeting

SWIIM is proud to be a 2016 sponsor of Western Growers Annual Meeting in Koloa, Hawaii. #farmwaterbudget

 

SWIIM was one of the suppliers featured at this year's event.  Its been a pleasure working with and getting to know the team members at Western Growers over the last several years.  A very committed and ethical group of ag-folks.  Here's to a successful 2017... next year, in Las Vegas.

SWIIM Leads at WG-CIT Webinar, PBS NewsHour Interviews The Team

SWIIM System hosted a one-hour informational Tech Talk webinar at Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology in Salinas, CA.  The audience was comprised of people at the Center and located remotely and resulted in the largest turn-out thus far for a Tech Talk presentation.  Our CEO, Kevin France and Executive VP David Puglia from Western Growers led the audience through an overview of the SWIIM platform.  Darren Fillmore, SWIIM's Cheif Water Engineer completed the presenation from SWIIM's offices in Southern California, providing details at to the status of current deployments throughout the region. PBS NewsHour, public television's national nightly news program interviewed SWIIM and the WG Center for Innovation during the live event. The goal was to explain and demonstrate how this innovative technology can help farmers increase net income by efficiently planning, managing and tracking their crop-water budget. Afterwards, a detailed question/answer segmen ...

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