Agricultural water management

The main objective of the research and education activities of the Agricultural Water Management (AWM) program is to produce engineers and scientists prepared to address the following:

AWM students learn and apply irrigation systems design and management, ag field hydrology, micro-meteorology, soil physics, vegetation (crops, landscape) water requirements, remote sensing (e.g., satellite, airborne, UAS), statistics, water law, etc.

Thus, the AWM program aims to optimize “irrigated” crop production (yields or economic yields) while protecting the environment (e.g., groundwater, streams, wetlands) from the results of over irrigation (most common cause) in which soil, water, and agro-chemical resources are wasted.

Research in the AWM focuses on: