Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT)
Smart irrigation controllers are a relatively new technological innovation with important water efficiency implications. There is tremendous interest in the potential of these devices to improve irrigation water management and a broad coalition of partners have come together in an effort to ensure that the technology performs to expectations and is successfully introduced into the market. The Smart Water Application Technology (SWAT) project is an international utility/irrigation industry initiative to achieve exceptional landscape water use efficiency through the application of irrigation technology. SWAT identifies, researches, and promotes technological innovations for irrigation and related management practices that advance the principles of efficient water use. Led by the Irrigation Association (IA) in partnership with leading water purveyors, the SWAT process also includes industry professional associations and irrigation equipment suppliers.