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What is high-performance surface irrigation?

Many will be surprised to learn that a well designed and managed gravity-fed surface irrigation system has the potential to deliver on-farm application efficiencies in excess of 85% and up to 95% on the right soils. These efficiency...

The Successful Delivery Index

We are all familiar with financial performance metrics such as GDP or ROI. But managers of irrigation canal infrastructure are now defining metrics for what farmers need or value in order to manage better. It's part of a global...

5 things to consider when choosing a flow meter

Business management guru Peter Drucker said “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. The sentiment certainly applies to irrigation, although the mantra hasn’t always been strictly followed! However,...

Why we need to improve water use productivity

The 2030 Water Resources Group has outlined what they call the “water gap” – the growing difference between freshwater supply and demand. The group’s members include The International Finance Corporation (part of...