Single Field / Single Year Model
This is the original version of Water Optimizer. This version (now updated for 2013) is used to understand the optimization of water resource on a single field in a single year.
Multi Field / Single Year Model
This is an expanded version of Water Optimizer. While the basic platform is the same, this version (also updated for 2013) optimizes the use of water resources across multiple (up to five) fields with potentially different characteristics. This model can be used to evaluate trading scenarios or potential water transfers.
Multi Year / Single Field Model
This model evaluates a single field over time. In this model prices and costs can be changed over a period of time (up to five years) to better understand the efficient use of a multi-year allocation of water.
Water Optimizer Budget Calculator
This is a stand-alone module for Water Optimizer. This model is a cropping operations budget calculator. Modeled after UNL Crop Budgets, the Water Optimizer Budget Calculator allows the user to choose cropping operations and input costs to closely resemble their personal farming operation. Both per acre costs and per bushel costs are then inputted into Water Optimizer. If you need to change the budget costs in Water Optimizer this module must be downloaded and used.
Water Optimizer (single year/single field)
Water Optimizer Manual
Multi-Field Water Optimizer (single year)
Multi-Field Water Optimizer Manual
Multi-Year Water Optimizer (single field)
Multi-Year Water Optimizer Manual