Workshop on wells and water management offered

Writer: Linda Fresques

The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network at New Mexico State University and the Civil Engineering Department will present a workshop on Wells, Pumps, Etc., on Saturday, Nov. 1 to help improve water management during the ongoing drought in southern New Mexico. The seminar will provide technical information on water management and on design and operation of wells and pumping systems. The seminar is for farmers, water managers, and people who are involved in developing and operating water systems.

Topics to be covered in the seminar include:

  • How to design and construct a perfect well
  • Real-time measurement of crop water use
  • What you need to know about electric motors
  • Status of water rights and ground water
  • Pecan nutrient management
  • Irrigation efficiency and how to improve it
  • Flow measurement in open channels
  • Smart ditch liner, an alternative to concrete

The seminar offers eight professional development credit hours for professional engineers.
It is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the NMSU campus in Hernandez Hall, Room 103. The cost of the seminar is $100; $30 for students.  For more information, contact Zohrab Samani,, 575-646-2904. To register, visit

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