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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Neville Madden

The Detection and Analysis of Irrigation Channel Leakage Using Imaging From an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Date: 06 November 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Online
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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In most major irrigation systems throughout the world the transport of water is via open irrigation channels and due to cost factors, this system will remain as the accepted method into the future. Water is one of the most vital commodities around the world but considerable quantities are lost daily through leaking or broken channels or pipes. 

At the site of an irrigation channel leak the vegetation will be lusher or greener than surrounding vegetation, with a higher Chlorophyll-a count. If the location of this leakage can be quickly identified by the use of remote sensing it helps management to implement timely repairs, prevent major channel failures and lower the time and money spent on damage restoration.