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Expected results

These are the expected results:

  1. It is expected a 30% savings of the irrigation water.
  2. It will provide energy savings by replacing that equipments that run on batteries by photovoltaic power autonomous units.
  3. The improvement of the irrigation network will give savings of a 20% of the working hours of the workers responsible for carrying out the irrigation works in the city. At the same time, it will streamline their work and promote their professionalization.
  4. Data of the irrigation efficiency from each irrigation units will be available through a data capture system of the water flow and the time used in each of the irrigated green areas. This will allow, in a real time, to know any anomaly or malfunction, failure or breakage of the equipments and to develop an alarm system to cut the water flow in that points with poblems. This information will allow to have an efficient management of the problems and faults and obtain a significant saving of water caused by breakages.
  5. The project will get an inventory of all the irrigation units (zones, surfaces, equipment, plants, coordinates, orientation, etc..) of the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, which will reveal the real needs of irrigation.
  6. After the microclimatic characterization of the city, there will be obtained the real knowledge of the climatic variables with agronomic interest in the irrigated areas of the city. This characterization will allow to instal sensors of agroclimatic variables, necessary for their proper monitoring (temperature, rain, wind, insolation, evapotranspiration, etc.).
  7. With the introduction via sensors of the agroclimate parameters (rain, wind, evapotranspiration, etc..) and with the detailed knowledge of the botanical features of the green areas, obtained in the inventory (species, number of plants, density, age, etc..), an accurate adjustment of the irrigation needs of each of the gardens and irrigated areas of the city will be carried out.
  8. An improved irrigation network will be developed through a new universal system of programmers and accountants, that will be able to identify in a real time problems in the system, the irrigation requirements and the irrigation operating data on the place. This network will be controlled and managed through a remote management system integrated into the city's municipal GIS.
  9. The unification of the control systems through a universal system of independent irrigation trademarks, which are very expensive, will provide significant economic benefits to the organizations dealing with the management os the green areas irrigation.
  10. The regular distribution of the gardens throughout the city, will provide a data transmission network throughout the city via the points of connection created in the GIS project. This network could be used for other data communication needs.
  11. This data network will coordinate the different municipal officers and departments across the city GIS, in order to take into account the actions that can affect the efficiency of the irrigation system management such as planning and building control, management traffic.
  12. The improved manageability through the remote management that incorporates the decision-making in real time and an efficient alarm system will be obtained.