SWIIM® is based in strong science, has been designed and continually updated by top tier scientists and specialists in their respective technical fields. Our team originally funded a heavily instrumented research site in Northern Colorado to further develop crop optimization and monitoring technologies which have been incorporated into the SWIIM® platform. Now the system has grown beyond its humble beginning to the most robust crop-water budgeting platform currently available.
SWIIM® has developed a strategic relationship with California-based Western Growers with the goal of further expanding the technology’s footprint in the Western United States. One of the largest US-based agriculture trade associations, Western Growers represents growers, packers and shippers of fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts in California, Arizona and Colorado who produce half of the country’s fresh produce.
Innovative research was conducted by scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture focusing on farm optimization and water conservation. The technology was developed through both in-field research and software development that has led to the co-patented algorithm SWIIM uses to optimize irrigation water use. It helps growers to optimize consumptive use through a series of irrigation and cropping strategies
SWIIM®’s original concept was partly underpinned by grants from the Colorado Water Conservation Board – an arm of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. As SWIIM® continues to deploy in other regions, we continue to work successfully alongside governmental stakeholders within the regions in which we are active.
Innovative research was conducted by scientists from Colorado State University focusing on farm optimization and water conservation. The research provided interdisciplinary studies in the areas of agriculture crop optimization, irrigation practices, and managed return flow to better manage water resources for the agriculture community while saving proportional consumptive use for other applications. The interdisciplinary team at Colorado State University involved the Warner College of Natural Resources, the College of Engineering, and the College of Agriculture.
Innovative research was conducted by scientists from Utah State University focusing on remote sensing technologies. We utilize a combination of satellite, aerial and on-the-ground remote-sensed technologies to help estimates elements of the water balance.
Regenesis Management Group developed the foundation for the SWIIM® System, through private sector partnerships, in addition to strategic and research arrangements with the public sector, including the US federal government and state agencies. The partners at Regenesis maintain decades of experience in development of innovative technologies such as SWIIM®.