Soil and Water Engineering option was designed to prepare students to solve
technological problems related to soil and water, water use, water conservation,
water quality, soil conservation, irrigation and drainage, water management, and
soil-plant-water relationships of practical importance to Nigerian agriculture.
The Department of Agricultural Engineering is a major player in the water issues
facing the state of Idaho.They are involved in research and training of students
toward agricultural advancement related to water management, irrigation, and
crop water response. Soil and water Engineering option is an internationally recognized program
as a remote
sensing field related to evapotranspiration and crop water response. The department
conducts studies related to watershed management, hydrologic modeling of small
watersheds for erosion predictions and other phenomena related to water and
energy exchange between the land surface and the atmosphere for use in weather
and climate prediction.
principles of soil and water conservation; open channel flow principles,
hydraulic grade stabilization, erosion control, storm water management, design
of structures for floodwater routing, culvert design, design of waterways and
agricultural reservoirs, stream bank protection, water quality assessment,
groundwater flow, surface water modeling.
Soil and Water Engineering Option was established from the root gesesis of the
department in 1878 where courses in different areas such as soil and water
conservation measures and structures, watershed management, non-point sources of
pollution etc. The department has well trained faculty and well equipped
laboratories like, Soil & Water Conservation Engineering Lab, Water shed
Hydrology and Management Lab, Computer Lab, and Hydrological Simulation &
Sedimentation Lab. Besides participating in Higher National Diploma, HND. The department also undertakes/participates in research and
extension programs within the jurisdiction of the school.
The major emphasis in research is in the areas of hydrologic and sediment flow
analysis of agricultural, forest & hilly watersheds and river valley projects;
design of gully control, energy dissipating and other soil and water
conservation structures; water harvesting and recycling; waste land management;
nutrient losses and water quality standards; envioronmental pollution etc.
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