SWIIM stands for Sustainable Water and Innovative Irrigation Management® and provides multi-dimensional water use data that can be used for comprehensive agricultural water management. Our patented process co-developed with the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, monitors crop-water on- and off-flows, consumptive use, subsurface deliveries, precipitation and weather data to produce a comprehensive, defendable [...]
Flow tells you irrigation amounts, SWIIM accounts for irrigation, precipitation, crop water use, deep percolation, and run-off. SWIIM is the only system available which provides all this data, full audited, in easy-to-read report.
SWIIM gives you the tools to improve crop production and optimize water use. Furthermore, SWIIM’s reports serve as audited, third-party verification of water use and efficiency. This protects our clients from any arguments or regulatory constraints which lack the field-specific water data that SWIIM provides.
SWIIM can be used on all types of irrigation systems, including flood, furrow, sprinkler, and drip. No matter how old or new the system in place is, SWIIM has the tools necessary to collect accurate data.
SWIIM can be used with a wide variety of crop types – permanent crops, row crops, and perennial crops. Whatever your specific crop is, SWIIM has a solution!
It is not necessary to have an automated irrigation to use SWIIM – SWIIM can add or recommend the equipment required for remote monitoring regardless of the current irrigation system. If you do have an existing automated irrigation system, SWIIM can tie into this and collect data without requiring any additional equipment.
If you have a weather station on site, SWIIM can tie into it. If not, SWIIM can assess available weather stations, and in many cases an existing SWIIM weather station and/or public weather stations can be used in our consumptive use calculation. It is always beneficial to have a weather station on site – SWIIM [...]
In the West the reality is that water allocations and water use efficiency by growers is becoming more and more closely-examined by regulators, by legislators, and by society at large. Water is scarce. Long-term we’re looking at more and more volatility, and that volatility will exist within a water infrastructure that was designed for a [...]
We think there is a place for a structured water market in many western jurisdictions, because the alternative--if we do nothing--is the continuation of the regulatory taking of water that has occurred over the last 25 years in the West. So we have to find a better way to protect agriculture’s access to the resource, [...]
With agricultural water you have a certain amount of complexity, whereby the amount of water you apply to a farm is not necessarily the amount consumed. There are several “flow paths” that water can travel and field boundaries come into play in the analysis. In most cases you have to have much higher level of [...]