Using possibilities of scheme irrigation management information system (SIMIS) model in irrigation associations

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2002

Thesis Language: Turkish




While there is an increasing trend in world population, water potential is limited as other resources. Therefore, efficient and economic use of water has become necessary. Agriculture is major water user with 70 percent and irrigated agriculture, though practiced only on about 15 percent of the world's total cultivated land, accounts for more than 40 percent of the total world food production. Maximizing the production per unit area and efficient use of water in irrigated agriculture is only possible with efficient management units and tools that support management activities. Management efficiency has increased though the turnover of irrigation projects to the irrigation associations and user participation in administration. The computers are the main tolls, which systematically facilitate and organize the management tasks of administration units as irrigation associations. Softwares concerning irrigation management have become increasingly important. However, the development of software for the management of irrigation systems has been moving very slowly compared to other sectors and there are only few software applications that are address all needs of an irrigation system in an integral manner. SIMIS is decision-support software that has been developed for the purpose of process project database for user benefits, produce and store information concerning administrative activities of irrigation schemes. In this study SIMIS Model has been tested with data of Karacabey Pomped Irrigation Project Kepekler Main Canal. Although the data entered to the program, crop water requirements, irrigation scheduling, parent-child water requirements, water delivery scheduling and water fees information's have been obtained which are essential in the management of irrigation schemes. It has discussed if these information's use is suitable for our irrigation associations or not.