Research projects in Water Resources Program at SWFREC is spread out in three main elements. Program leader, Dr. Sanjay Shukla and program coordinator Jimmy Knowels and their team members have shown effective results in: Water Use Sustainability, BMPs & Water Quality, and Payment for Environmental Services.
Dr. Sanjay Shukla's students are currently conducting various research studies that involve impact of different bed geometries can have on water and nutrient use, crop yield, and production cost of tomato crop. Estimation of nutrient treatment efficiency of two Agricultural Stormwater Impoundments in south Florida. Study of research is focused on a small agriculture watershed in Semi-Arid South India, to understand the current water balance components of the watershed. Measurement evapotranspiration from two different wetlands by the use of Eddy covariance (EC) method. The Water Resources researches involve the use of hydrologic models such as MIKE SHE/11 for the study of wetlands.
The Water Resources program shares its research findings through several different extension activities. These activities primarily consist of:
- In-service Trainings for county extension agents and other extension professionals
- Workshops directed towards agricultural professionals and industry representatives
- Field Days at the SWFREC and research study sites so that growers and other interested parties can see research results and how the research is conducted.
- Tours of research facilities for school groups, visiting foreign scientists, industry groups, and other groups with an interest in agriculture.