Workshop on wells and water management offered

The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network at New Mexico State University and the Civil Engineering Department will present a workshop on Wells, Pumps, Etc., Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The conference presents state of the art techniques in design, maintenance and the operation of wells and pumps. 1 to help improve water management during the ongoing drought in southern New Mexico. 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:

  • Improving measurement and efficient delivery to your field
  • Fluctuation in shallow aquifer storage in response to ongoing drought
  • Water outlook for 2017 and the Texas-New Mexico lawsuit
  • Proper design, operation and maintenance of wells and pumps
  • How to measure well and pump efficiency, irrigation scheduling under the new adjudication rule, flow measurement and salinity issues
  • The future of our aquifer
  • On-farm water conservation techniques

The seminar will be led by Civil Engineering Professor Zohrab Samani and offers six professional development credit hours for professional engineers. It will be held on the NMSU campus in Hernandez Hall, Room 103. The cost is $100; $30 for students.  For more information, contact Zohrab Samani,, 575-646-2904. To register, visit


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