Reference Work

Demand-Driven Automatic Control of Irrigation Channels

Michael Cantoni, Iven Mareels, John Baillieul (ed.), Tariq Samad (ed.)

Springer, London | Published : 2020

Abstract

Large-scale networks of reservoirs and open channels are widely used in agricultural settings for distributing water to irrigators. A demand-driven approach to the automatic control of irrigation channels is described in this entry. The approach involves online measurement of water levels along the channel and distributed feedback control of flow regulation structures to manage the capacity to supply water off-takes under the power of gravity.