Selected Professional Papers

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Comparison Between SBX7-7 and Orifice Measurement Methodology at the Farm-Gate Level

Davids, J. C., G. G. Davids, and L. E. Bair. 2011. Comparison Between SBx7-7 and Orifice Measurement Methodology at the Farm-Gate Level. In The Struggle for Efficiency – Actions and Consequences. Proceedings from a USCID Water Management Conference, San Diego, CA.  pp. 363-376.

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Main Canal Decisions Support System for Scheduling Flow Changes on Main Canals Imperial Irrigation District Efficiency Conservation Program

Thoreson, B. P., A. A. Keller, M. Kidwell, and J. R. Eckhardt. 2011. Main Canal Decision Support System for Scheduling Flow Changes on Main Canals Imperial Irrigation District Efficiency Conservation Program. In The Struggle for Efficiency – Actions and Consequences. Proceedings from a USCID Water Management Conference, San Diego, CA. pp. 339-350.

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Orland Unit Water Users Association Regulating Reservoir, An Example of Verification-Based Modernization Planning

Thoreson, B. P. and R. Massa. 2009. Orland Unit Water Users Association Regulating Reservoir, An Example Of Verification-Based Modernization Planning. In Irrigation District Sustainability—Strategies to Meet the Challenges. In Irrigation District Sustainability – Strategies to Meet the Challenge. Proceedings from a USCID Water Management Conference, Reno, NV. pp. 339-352.

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Imperial Irrigation District Efficiency Conservation Definite Plan: On-Farm Conservation Opportunities and Costs

Thoreson, B. P., J. R. Eckhardt, G. G. Davids, J. Keller. 2008. Imperial Irrigation District Efficiency Conservation Definite Plan: On-Farm Conservation Opportunities and Costs. In Urbanization of Irrigated Lands and Water Transfers.  Proceedings from a USCID Water Management Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. pp. 281-292.

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Imperial Irrigation District Efficiency Conservation Definite Plan: Delivery/On-Farm System Conservation Program Interrelationships

Clark, B. A., J. R. Eckhardt, G. G. Davids, A. A. Keller. 2008. Imperial Irrigation District Efficiency Conservation Definite Plan: Delivery/On-Farm System Conservation Program Interrelationships. In Urbanization of Irrigated Lands and Water Transfers. Proceedings from a USCID Water Management Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. pp. 245-263.

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Overview of the Imperial Irrigation District Efficiency Conservation Definite Plan

Davids, G. G., J. R. Eckhardt and R. D. Bliesner. 2008. Overview of the Imperial Irrigation District Efficiency Conservation Definite Plan. In Urbanization of Irrigated Lands and Water Transfers. Proceedings from a USCID Water Management Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. pp. 221-233.

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Ten Years of SCADA Data Quality Control and Utilization for System Management and Planning

Thoreson, B., L. Mullins, G. Davids and A. Divine. 2005. Ten Years of SCADA Data Quality Control and Utilization for System Management and Planning Modernization. In SCADA and Related Technologies for Irrigation District Modernization. Proceedings from a USCID Water Management Conference, Vancouver, WA. pp. 123-132.

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Initial Development of a Decision Support System for Operating a Lateral Interceptor Reservoir System

Thoreson, B. P.; C. Villalón, M. Kidwell and K. Dimmitt. 2003. Initial Development of a Decision Support System for Operating a Lateral Interceptor Reservoir System. In Water for a Sustainable World – Limited Supplies and Expanding Demand. Proceedings from the USCID Second International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Phoenix, AZ. pp. 313-322.

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Water Conservation: Savings Determination in Near Real-Time

Thoreson, B. P.; P. Kosciusko, J. Burns, G. Davids, K. Dimmitt, J. Keller and M. King. 2003. Water Conservation: Savings Determination in Near Real-Time. In Water for a Sustainable World – Limited Supplies and Expanding Demand. Proceedings from the USCID Second International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Phoenix, AZ. pp. 747-756.

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Verification-based Planning for Modernizing Irrigation Systems

Burns, J. I., G.G. Davids, A. K. Dimmitt and J. Keller. 2000. Verification-based Planning for Modernizing Irrigation Systems. Challenges Facing Irrigation and Drainage in the New Millennium. Proceedings from the USCID Water Management Seminar, Fort Collins, CO. pp. 51-63.

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Correlation Between Sampling Interval and Daily Volume Calculations

Thoreson, B. P.; J. Eckhardt and A. J. Divine. 1999. Correlation Between Sampling Interval and Daily Volume Calculations. In Benchmarking Irrigation System Performance Using Water Measurement and Water Balances, Proceedings from the USCID Water Management Seminar, San Luis Obispo, CA. pp. 121-134.

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IID Water Information System – Irrigation Database Principles and Management

Thoreson, B. P.; A. J. Divine and M. C. Archer. 1998. IID Water Information System – Irrigation Database Principles and Management. In Contemporary Challenges for Irrigation and Drainage, Proceedings from the USCID 14th Technical Conference, Phoenix, AZ. pp. 41-54.

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