About Us

The Agricultural Water Management program is home for the International Program for Water Management in Agriculture and the Overholt Drainage Education and Research Program in FABE. Our team works at the intersection of soil health and agricultural water management for water quality and agricultural sustainability. Our current research and Extension work is focused on:

  • Agricultural water management including irrigation and drainage;
  • Design, monitoring and evaluating practices for agroecosystem sustainability and environmental quality;
  • Soil health and climate-smart agriculture;
  • Field- and watershed scale monitoring and modeling of hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, soil-plant-water interactions, greenhouse gases, carbon, and nutrient cycling;
  • GIS-GPS applications and developing farmer-friendly decision tools.

The AgWater team organizes annual Overholt Drainage Schools, a five-day training program on drainage design, installation, and management. We are constantly creating/updating Extension resources focused on the topic areas listed above. Feel free to reach out if you cannot find what you are looking for on our website.

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