About the Lab

Our research is focused on the science, engineering and management of water for food production

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Precision irrigation
    • mapping soil and plant spatial variability and delineation of management zones 
    • monitoring soil water and plant status
    • control water application through Variable rate irrigation
  • Evapotranspiration
    • UAV/satellite-based remote sensing for Evapotranspiration mapping 
    • Agrometeorology  
  • Irrigation engineering
    • Design and performance analysis of irrigation systems (large distribution systems and on-farm scale)
    • Reservoir operation optimization
    • Uniformity and water infiltration tests
  • Crop water demand and productivity under different management conditions
    • Water stress and deficit irrigation field trials
    • Productivity with different nutrient applications
    • Irrigation scheduling with treated wastewater
  • Climate change impact on agricultural productivity and water resources availability (Local and Global scale)
  • Crop modeling and decision support tools  
  • Development of cheap and reliable sensors for agricultural application
  • Economic analysis and agricultural water value
  • Water & Carbon footprint/ Benchmarking irrigation efficiency 
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis