Articles | Volume 374
Proc. IAHS, 374, 101–104, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-374-101-2016
Proc. IAHS, 374, 101–104, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-374-101-2016

  17 Oct 2016

17 Oct 2016

Development and implementation of a monitoring and information system to increase water use efficiency in arid and semi-arid areas in Limarí, Central Chile (WEIN)

Erich Berger, David Balmert, and Jürgen Richter Erich Berger et al.
  • ribeka GmbH, 53332 Bornheim, Germany

Abstract. The project WEIN was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF | Berlin, Germany) in the framework of the high-tech strategy of Germany's program "KMU-Innovativ". The project started in 2012 and was completed in 2014. In the scope of the project, an integrated system for analysis, monitoring and information at river basin level was developed, which provides relevant information for all stakeholders that are concerned with water resource issues. The main objective of the project was to improve water use efficiency and hence ensure the agricultural production in the region. The pilot region, in which this system was implemented, is the semi-arid Limarí basin in Northern Central Chile. One of the main parts of the project was the development and implementation of a web- and app-based irrigation water ordering and accounting system for local farmers.

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In the scope of the BMBF funded project "WEIN", an integrated system for analysis, monitoring and information at river basin level was developed, which provides relevant information for all stakeholders that are concerned with water resource issues. The main objective was to improve water use efficiency and hence guarantee a sustainable agricultural production. The pilot region, in which this desktop and web-based system was implemented, is the semi-arid Limarí basin in Northern Central Chile.