A Field Monitoring Station Network for Supporting the Development of Integrated Water Resources Management
Field monitoring systems were installed in six locations of interest for field weather and environment monitoring in support of the development of an integrated water resources management system in two watersheds, Saba in Bali province and Jeneberang in South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. The stations were situated in lower, middle, and upper sections of the watersheds, with an intention of obtaining information regarding variation in weather and soil that represents variation in the parameters of the respective watersheds. The systems include an automatic weather station, a soil monitoring system, and a Field Router remote monitoring system that delivers data daily via Internet. Data handling procedures were developed to process the data and calculate the water balance of each field. The result yielded a description of the current condition of each field that can serve as a basis for local field water management assessment. This real-time monitoring network can support water management in watersheds that are facing water-related risks resulting from land-use change and climate change.
Keywords: water resources, remote monitoring, climate change, agricultural water management.
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