SWIIM is designed for water managers (i.e., ditch companies, irrigation districts, farming co-ops). It allows for the aggregation and management of multiple farms that are utilizing the SWIIM platform. It aggregates crop-water budgets on a system-wide basis, regardless if the source is groundwater, surface water, or a combination of the two sources.
SWIIM Certification offers users with a third-party measurement and verification of water deliveries, consumption, efficiency, and realized conservation – that is, the full water balance. This includes monitoring and reporting of actual applied and consumed water use for all fields, or for some subset of fields, using SWIIM Manager. SWIIM’s staff provide all equipment needs including installation, maintenance, data acquisition, quality control, monitoring, and complete reporting. Full reports are prepared and presented after each growing season with the final water balance, and also are available on demand throughout the growing season via SWIIM’s software platform.
With inclusion of SWIIM Certification, the software also integrates with field instrumentation, databases and remote sensing technologies to monitor and verify water savings and actual usage. It generates water use reports suitable for growers, ditch management and state regulatory agencies to aid in monitoring and managing modified water use practices. This can include “alarms” if a specific user is going outside the projected/approved water usage, or as other alarm conditions are present. This provides for third-party, independent auditing of projected, versus actual crop water usage, and shows exactly where changes in water use may be optimal.