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Assessment of Irrigation Efficiencies using Smarter Water Management

농촌수자원 스마트 물관리를 활용한 농업용수의 관개효율 평가

  • 남원호 (서울대학교 농업생명과학연구원) ;
  • 최진용 (서울대학교 조경.지역시스템공학부, 농업생명과학연구원) ;
  • 홍은미 (서울대학교 생태조경.지역시스템공학부) ;
  • 김진택 (한국농어촌공사 농어촌연구원)
  • Received : 2013.05.04
  • Accepted : 2013.06.13
  • Published : 2013.07.31

Abstract

Efficient water operation and management of an irrigation system plays an important element in the sustainability of irrigated agriculture. An agricultural water is delivered in many open canals of irrigation delivery system by reservoirs. The poor water distribution and management in an irrigation system is a major factor leading to low water efficiency. It is necessary to compare the estimated irrigation demands with the actual water supplies for decision making to maintain the water supply according to demand strategy. Smarter water management, new technologies and improvement of water management system, is essential to solve the problem of water efficiency and availability. In this paper, the irrigation efficiencies according to water delivery performance indicator were measured with automatic water gauge at irrigation canals, and calculated from spatial and temporal distribution of water supply for the lack of planning in water delivery. The analysis of results are obtain an insight into possible improvement methods to develop canal water management policies that enable irrigation planners to optimally manage scarce available water resources.

Acknowledgement

Grant : 용수계통별 적정 용수공급량 조사 및 산정모듈 개발

Supported by : 한국농어촌공사 농어촌연구원

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