AUDIMOD tool is composed by two separate modules: a) The “Ex-Post” Module: this module supports decision makers and managers to regularly monitor and audit the irrigation system including hydrological, environmental and socioeconomic indicators b) The “Ex- Ante” Module: this module helps decision makers and managers to simulate the potential effects of an irrigation modernisation project, based on a set of indicators and variables which can be easily compiled and/or produced before the project is approved.
Technology validated in lab.
Basic technological components are integrated to establish that they will work together. This is relatively “low fidelity” compared with the eventual system. Examples include integration of “ad hoc” hardware in the laboratory.
The accounting and auditing methodology has already tested and validated at small scale, i.e. a number of irrigation modernization projects with different characteristics. The main elements have been integrated in a prototype tool.

How does it work?

The AUDIMOD tool encompasses a software tool supported by a full water accounting and auditing methodology. The AUDIMOD tool generates a reduced set of indicators that allow water managers to assess and periodically monitor the main effects of an irrigation modernisation, i.e. addressing agronomical, hydrological, socioeconomic and environmental aspects. This allows to evaluate whether an irrigation modernisation has reached its main objectives. The AUDIMOD “ex ante” tool applies a multi-criteria method to typify modernisation projects into a set of predefined groups based on already implemented irrigation modernisations. This is accompanied by a set of guidelines to help steer the projects to meet the planned requirements.