Smart Watering System


For Optimising Irrigation Process


produce more food with less water


SWSOIP Project

Smart Watering System
for Optimising Irrigation Process

Agriculture production is highly dependent on water and increasingly subject to water risks. It is also the largest using sector and a major polluter of water. Improving agriculture’s water management is therefore essential to a sustainable and productive agro-food sector: “Managing water sustainably is key to the future of food and agriculture” (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2019).

Aims of the project:

– Aims to Estimate the Water Needs for Irrigation based on the Calculation of Evapotranspiration Using Sentinels Data

– The Goal is to Optimise the Irrigation Procedure and Minimise the Water Consumption

– Aims to Automate the Irrigation Procedure by Developing a Smart Irrigation System for Efficient Water Resources Management

– The Goal is to Create a Communication Link with the Farmers to Continuously Inform them and Maximise their Involvement to the SWSOIP Project

More Food...Less Water


On average, agriculture accounts for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals.

30 years

In the last 30 years, food production has increased by more than 100 percent.


FAO estimates that about 60 percent more food will be needed by 2050 to meet the food requirements of a growing global population.

Given the increasing demands for water in competing sectors, the notion that agriculture must “produce more food with less water” has taken hold (FAO 2017).

Aims of the Project

The Smart Watering System for Optimising Irrigation Process:

SWSOIP project aims at providing validated algorithms and workflows to estimate the evapotranspiration values for specific crop types. Further, the goal is to develop a smart watering system which will provide the accurate water quantity to the plants without any human intervention. The project will pay particular attention to utilise all the available Sentinel data to gain useful information which can be used to support the estimation of ETc through the development of an automate and autonomous irrigation system. The overall system will be developed and tested for the case study area located in the agricultural area of Mandria, in Paphos District area, in Cyprus. The proposed methodology can be applied and modified if needed to be adapted in other areas supporting European and national stakeholders to better use and manage the available water resources.

SWSOIP has been received funding by ESA through the AO/1-8770/16/NL/SC: 1st Call for Outline Proposals Under the Plan for European Cooperating States (PECS) in Cyprus


News & Events

First Info Day

First Info Day

On the 23th of July 2019 an information day took place at the coffee shop ‘KENTROIKON’ located in Mandria Village.

Visit Farmers

Visit Farmers

Dr Giorgos Papadavid and Dr Christiana Papoutsa met at ARI premises in order to organise the activities needed for informing the farmers

Kick Off

Kick Off

The SWSOIP Kick-off (KO) meeting took place on Tuesday, 5th of February 2019 at 11:00 to 12:30 CET.


Contact us and get more information for the SWSOIP Porject

Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering & Geomatics, Saripolou 2-6, 3036 Achilleos 2 Building, 3rd Floor, Lemesos, Cyprus

+357 25002354

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