Dr. Terence Podmore

Emeritus Professor


Dr. Terence H. Podmore is an Emeritus Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University with a specialization in irrigation and drainage engineering. Dr. Podmore taught courses in irrigation design and management, and drainage and wetlands engineering. In addition, he has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses on a variety of irrigation topics. Dr. Podmore’s research focused on evaluation of irrigation systems; automation of irrigation including surge irrigation; infiltration mechanics under irrigation and irrigation applications in developing countries; drainage of irrigated land and integrated irrigation and drainage systems; water use and management in agricultural and urban environments; and environmental impacts of agricultural water management. Dr. Podmore served as Co-Director of the Colorado Institute for Irrigation Management (CIIM). He has designed and conducted numerous irrigation short courses and special training programs in irrigation and drainage. CIIM conducts short courses and technical assistance activities in irrigation and drainage domestically and internationally. Recent work included cooperating with the Navajo Nation on developing irrigation management organizations and improving the effectiveness of irrigation systems. Dr. Podmore has worked on irrigation related activities in several countries around the world including Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. His work has included the evaluation of existing irrigation systems, design and modification of irrigation and drainage systems and development of irrigation water management plans.

Research Interests

  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Agricultural water management
  • Groundwater
  • Water resource systems

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  • B.S. 1967, National College of Agricultural Engineering – Agricultural Engineering
  • M.S. 1969, Michigan State University – Agricultural Engineering
  • Ph.D. 1975, Purdue University – Agricultural Engineering