Is a Smart Grid a Better Way to Manage Water Resources?
Smart water grids are based on sensors set up is various places along the water course. They transmit data to the centralized control systems. This in turn helps assess the potential water flow to make better decisions. Just as smart power grids help switch on and switch off power supply, such smart water systems can assist irrigation experts to judiciously manage water resources.
Senior Indian Government officials are reviewing water management systems in light of heavy monsoons that overflowed reservoirs, rather than utilizing the excess water for irrigation. The water received in the July monsoon at Srisailam from Almatti dam could have been anticipated and then released into Somasila; thousands of farmers who depend on wet ayacut could have taken up their first crop. The State Government could have helped farmers in the water-scarce Rayalaseema region to take up cultivation of their first crop this monsoon by diverting the flood water
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