Information technology to improve the management of irrigation districts maintenance

Book Title: NA
Year Published: 2006
Month Published: APR-JUN
Author: Rojas-Robles, G ; Gonzalez-Camacho, JM ; Fernandez-Ordonez, Y ; Salazar-Moreno, R
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The adoption of new methods and information technologies to improve the management of Mexican irrigation districts maintenance is very important to guarantee their sustainability In this research a system approach was applied to characterize the problem of irrigation networks maintenance. As a result, a computer information system was designed and implemented to improve the management of irrigation network maintenance called SISCOMAN. The methodology applied is based an a linear software development approach and implemented under a C++ Builder platform which involves a friendly graphical user interface. This software includes a database to manage the inventory of the hydraulic infrastructure, the maintenance engines and daily maintenance activities; it facilitates the creation of the yearly maintenance program of irrigation network and the supervision of the execution of programmed activities. In addition, it incorporates a set of heuristic rules to obtain the optimal allocation of engines. Furthermore, this computer system facilitates the periodical report generation to evaluate the maintenance activities and to detect anomalies. The computer tool proposed, has been tested with data provided by the water user association of the irrigation district DR 011 Alto Rio Lerma, Guanajuato in Mexico.

Pages: 105-114
URL: NA
Volume: 21
Number: 2
Journal: INGENIERIA HIDRAULICA EN MEXICO
Journal ISO: Ing. Hidraul. Mex.
Organization: NA
Publisher: INSTITUTO MEXICANO TECHNOLOGIAAGUA
ISBN: NA
ISSN: 0186-4076
DOI: NA
Keywords:

irrigation network maintenance; management information system; large irrigation districts

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