Dr. Timothy K Gates


Timothy K. Gates is a water resources systems analyst and a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. His research has focused on analysis, design and operation of open channel flow systems; stochastic simulation and optimization of water resources systems; modeling and analysis of shallow groundwater flow and salt transport; management of water quality (especially salinity and selenium) for irrigated agriculture; drainage of salinity affected regions; multi objective river basin planning; and monitoring and evaluation of irrigation and drainage systems. Dr. Gates has directed or co-directed research and training projects with total funding of about $8 million over the last 24 years. He has taught academic courses in open channel flow, fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, hydraulic structures/systems, hydrology, groundwater engineering, and solid dynamics. In addition, he has served as an independent consulting engineer with the United States Agency for International Development; the United Nations Development Program; Camp, Dresser & McKee, Inc.; Keller-Bliesner Engineering; D'Appolonia Environmental Services; the Denver Water Dept., the Governance Committee of the Platte River Cooperative Agreement, Devon Energy, Pennaco, the Riverside Ditch Company, ARCADIS & GM, Greg Lewicki and Associates , Pueblo Wastewater, Boxelder Sanitation District, and Central Mutual Insurance Co. on projects related to irrigation-and-drainage hydraulics, river hydraulics, seepage from earthen channels, salinization of irrigated agricultural regions, water quality for irrigated agriculture, irrigation-induced pollutant loading to rivers, modeling of open-channel flow, and river-basin modeling. He has designed and conducted numerous short courses and special training programs in open channel flow, irrigation and drainage engineering, and groundwater. Dr. Gates spent a total of about four years in Egypt working on various irrigation projects. He also has consulted in India, Sri Lanka, and Australia on irrigation projects and has presented visiting lectures on irrigation and water resources in China at Wuhan University and at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

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