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CIVE 519 - Irrigation Water Management

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Apply soil, plant, water, and atmospheric engineering principles to determine crop water need to sustain agricultural production and the environment.


Soil and Water Engineering

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José L. Chávez
José L. Chávez

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Dr. José L. Chávez is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at Colorado State University. He earned a B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering from Paraiba Federal University. In 1999 Dr. Chávez received his M.S. degree in Irrigation Engineering from Utah State University. His MS thesis research involved investigating water resources potential to introduce irrigated agriculture in developing countries using precipitation data and evapotranspiration estimates. His Ph.D. degree was in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Utah State University, in 2005. Dr. Chávez Dissertation research included estimating crop water use or evapotranspiration using multispectral remote sensing imagery. His research interest and expertise include modeling spatially distributed crop water use, crop water stress, irrigation scheduling, irrigation systems efficiency, and precision irrigation. He has teaching, research and extension responsibilities. He teaches CIVE 512 Irrigation Systems Design, CIVE 549 Drainage and Wetland Engineering, and CIVE 519 Irrigation Water Management.

Dr. Chávez is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASABE), the Irrigation Association (IA), and of the U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID).