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ALERT SYSTEM IN THE CASE OF EXCESS WITHDRAWAL OR RISE UP OF GROUNDWATER IN THE SENSITIVE AREAS: THE INSTALLATION OF THE ALICE SYSTEM IN THE VINEYARD OF EL HUAICO, PEDERNAL, ARGENTINA



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V12-N1-22-29

Volume

Volume 12 (2017), Issue 1

Pages

7

Page Range

22 - 29

Author(s)

Z. BOUKALOVÁ & Z. KŘIVÁNEK

Abstract

The paper deals with a description of the technical components of the system ALICE and their practical application under the project of the EUREKA programme: “ALert system In Case of Excess Withdrawal or Rise up of Groundwater in the Sensitive Areas”. This project is running from March 2014 to December 2016 under the coordination of the company VODNÍ ZDROJE, a.s. from the Czech Republic. Its partners are the Czech Centre for Science and Society, ATOS Spain and BOSC from Lithuania.

The project deals with developing a new generation warning and monitoring system based on the implementation of interoperable interfaces that will enable early spotting of extreme drops or rises in groundwater levels in areas that are directly dependent on their stability.

The ALICE system is tested in 2016 on the pilot plant, situated in the vineyards (San Juan province, Pedernal, Argentina) and main aim of this testing is to collect enough data for the evaluation of the in situ irrigation system.

The main focus of this paper is a description of the process of the pilot plant installation at the site in Valle Pedernal and the technical as well as economic components of the system.

Keywords

alert system, Argentina, groundwater, sensors, water management, sustainable irrigation, wine farms