With the dry season in full swing and water scarcity consistently on the rise, farmers in South Africa have had to adopt smarter water technologies to ensure their crops still produce at optimum levels.
Most of the country’s rainfall occurs during the summer (November to March) while the Western Cape receives the bulk of its rainfall during winter (May to August). During the dry seasons, farmers require effective, cost saving and sustainable contingency plans to limit losses and damage.
EUCA Technologies offers a variety of pre-emptive IoT based solutions which will help clients with data and insight which helps them make better decisions and plan for times when water is scarce.
“Our Onset range offers clients products that can measure a variety of parameters which would help our clients manage their water usage sparingly during the drier months. With the correct data, clients can not only to use water prudently but also improve crop yields, reduce harmful run off and protect the ecosystem,” explains Peter Van Zyl, EUCA Technologies Sales Manager.
Smart water technologies based on IoT, large data and AI can assist in ensuring that water consumption, conservation and quality is closely navigated. The main objective of smart water management is to ensure reasonable and sustainable water use as well as methods of recycling water resources. The constant population growth together with increased environmental issues and pressure on the food and agriculture industries have made water an even more precious asset.
IoT technology offers farmers a variety of solutions when it comes to smart water management, these include:
Apart from efficiency and sustainability, using IoT solutions for water management includes the following benefits: