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Presentations

  • Slide Shows
    • Sevier River Basin: Water Resource Management Network
      Presenters:Bret Berger, Ivan Cowley, Roger Hansen
      Washington D.C. December 5, 2001
      Department of Commerce Networking Conference
         This presentation provides background information on work being accomplished as part of Department of Commerce (DOC) Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) grant. The Technology Opportunities Program is a competitive and merit-based grant program whose purpose is to increase the number of communities who have access to the benefits of digital network technologies. The Department of Commerce is a government agency whose purpose is to promote economic growth and improve living standards for all Americans. The TOP funding has made possible enhancements to the www.sevierriver.org website to make it a more comprehensive tool for water management.


    • Developing a Virtual Watershed: Sevier River Basin
      Presenters:Bret Berger, Roger Hansen
      Snowbird, Utah June 28, 2001
      Specialty Conference of AWRA/UCOWR
         This slide show focuses on the concept of creating a "virtual" river basin that provides a dynamic picture of conditions throughout a basin. The concept being that better information leads to better decision-making, and thus better water management. The Sevier River website is used as the prime example of a "virtual" river basin. The American Water Resources Association's mission is "To advance multidisciplinary water resources management and research." UCOWR(Universities Council on Water Resources) consists of about 90 universities representing various regions of the US and countries throughout the world. The universities help educate, research, and support policy development related to water resources.


    • Solar Powering Water Resource Automation Projects
      Presenter:Roger Hansen
      Seoul, Korea September 15, 2001
      Asia Regional Conference of ICID
         ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage) is a scientific, technical and voluntary not-for-profit non-governmental international organization. The commission is dedicated to increasing the global supply of food by improving water and land management. This presentation provides "how-to" information on the process of retrofitting solar-powered gate actuators onto existing water control installations. It provides examples of various types of gate installations including: slide, radial, drawbridge, and scissor. The emphasis is on low-cost retrofits.


    • Low-Cost and SCADA Automation: A Pacific Rim Perspective
      Presenter:Roger Hansen
      Seoul, Korea September 15, 2001
      Asia Regional Conference of ICID
         ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage) is a scientific, technical and voluntary not-for-profit non-governmental international organization. The commission is dedicated to increasing the global supply of food by improving water and land management. This slide show focuses on the installation and benefits of the Sevier River automation/Internet system. It then goes on to discuss demonstration systems installed in China and Malaysia.


    • Using the World-Wide-Web as a Support System to Enhance Water Management
      Presenter: Bret Berger
      Montreal, Canada July 24, 2002
      Irrigation Advisory Services and Participatory Extension in Irrigation Management
         This slide show was presented at the 18th ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage) Congress and 53rd International Executive Council Meeting. The seminar focused attention on the vital role irrigation advisory services play in achieving more effective water use for sustainable crop production. The slideshow was geared towards demonstrating how water system automation and monitoring help achieve more effective water management. Irrigation advisory services play an important role in assisting users to adopt new techniques for more efficient water use and increased crop production. For more information about the conference visit www.cancid.org.



  • Publications and Papers
    • Developing a Virtual Watershed: Sevier River Basin
      Authors: Berger, B.; Hansen, R.; Cowley, I.
      Snowbird, Utah June 2001
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      American Water Resources Association Specialty Conference on Decision-Support Systems
         The Sevier River Water Users Association (Association), StoneFly Technology (StoneFly), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and Utah State University (USU) are working to create a virtual watershed, an accurate real-time representation of the Sevier River watershed displayed on the Internet (www.sevierriver.org). This, coupled with low-cost automatic remote-control on all major structures, makes for near instantaneous decision making. The ability to see what is happening throughout the watershed and to react promptly to changing hydrologic and weather conditions has allowed for consistent improvements in the way the river and irrigation canals are operated. Despite these significant gains, the Association has only scratched the surface of their web site's potential. The conference was spored by the AWRA. The American Water Resources Association's mission is "To advance multidisciplinary water resources management and research."


    • Automation and the Internet: The Sevier River Experience
      Authors: Hansen, R.; Berger, B.; Hilton, A.; Woodward, F.; Anderson, R.
      1999
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         This publication is dedicated to the proposition that real-time technologies will revolutionize the way water projects and watersheds are managed. An important ingredient in this network are the links to the Internet. This connectivity allows sharing of real-time information among various water user groups and among such non-traditional customers as meteorologists and climatologists, kayakers and boaters, fishermen, researchers, dam safety specialists, and vacationers.


    • Solar-Powering Water Resource Automation Projects
      Authors: Hansen, R.; Woodward, F.; Menicucci, D.
      Seoul Korea September 2001
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      Asian Regional Conference of the International Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
         The revolutionary advances of computer and communication technologies in the last 10 years have made real-time monitoring and control accessible to most water resource projects, no matter what their size. Automation technologies have proven to be a cost-effective tool for improving the efficiency of water supply and delivery systems. As water becomes increasingly scarce, and therefore, a more valuable commodity, automation systems encourage better water management, water conservation, and reduced operating costs. Since many monitoring and control sites on water projects are in areas remote from the electrical utility grid, it is frequently essential to find alternative sources of power. To meet this need, Reclamation is increasingly relying on solar energy and other sources of alternative power. This activity has recently been aided by work being undertaken at Sandia National Laboratory. ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage) is a scientific, technical and voluntary not-for-profit non-governmental international organization. The commission is dedicated to increasing the global supply of food by improving water and land management.


    • Low-cost Automation and SCADA: A Pacific Rim Perspective
      Authors: Hansen, R; Hilton, A.; Berger, B.; Pullan, W.; Gao, Z.; Lee, C.M.
      Seoul, Korea September 2001
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      Asian Regional Conference of the International Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
         Automating water projects makes economic sense in the Western United States. But is it justified in other parts of the world? The authors feel strongly that it is. This paper discusses the experiences of the Bureau of Reclamation and others in developing, installing, and evaluating low-cost automation systems in the Western United States. It also briefly discusses similar automation projects in China and Malaysia. ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage) is a scientific, technical and voluntary not-for-profit non-governmental international organization. The commission is dedicated to increasing the global supply of food by improving water and land management.


    • Low-Cost, Solar-Powered Canal Automation: The Utah Experience
      Authors: Hansen, R.; Pugh, C.
      Marrakech, Morrocco April 1997
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      International Workshop on the Regulation of Irrigation Canals
         Much of the agricultural water distribution infrastructure in the Western United States is aging and in need of upgrade. Water managers now recognize that improvements, to make systems more efficient and responsive, are necessary and they are striving to find cost-effective solutions. Financial pressures on irrigation districts are increasing, making major rehabilitation prohibitively expensive. Projects throughout Utah have demonstrated that even smaller districts can benefit from selective canal automation technologies. The workshop was coordinated by the irrigation division of Cemagref Montpellier France along with various other irriagation organizations.


    • Using the World-Wide-Web as a Support System to Enhance Water Management
      Authors: Berger, B.; Hansen, R.; Hilton, A.
      Montreal, Canada July 2002
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      Irrigation Advisory Services and Participatory Extension in Irrigation Management    This paper was written for the seminar, the purpose of which was to focus attention on the vital role irrigation advisory services play in achieving more effective water use for sustainable crop production. Thus this paper focuses on demonstrating how water system automation and monitoring can help achieve and lead to more effective water management. The overall objective of the workshop was to provide advice to ICID national committees on the introduction of irrigation advisory services for more efficient and sustainable water use for food production. For more information on the conference please visit www.cancid.org

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