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Terence H. Podmore, PhD.


Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-1624   Office: Enginering South 206

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Irrigation and Drainage

Areas of Interest

 Irrigation water management


Dr. Terence H. Podmore is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University with a specialization in irrigation and drainage engineering. Dr. Podmore has undertaken consulting activities on irrigation and drainage in numerous countries around the world including Angola, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. His work has included the evaluation of existing irrigation systems, design and modification of irrigation and drainage systems and development of irrigation water management plans. He has also provided expert witness testimony on irrigation efficiency in conjunction with water rights disputes.

Dr. Podmore has served as Co-Director of the Colorado Institute for Irrigation Management (CIIM). He has designed and conducted irrigation short courses and special training programs in irrigation and drainage. CIIM has conducted short courses and technical assistance activities in irrigation and drainage both domestically and internationally.

Dr. Podmore teaches courses in irrigation design and management, drainage and wetlands engineering. In addition, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on a variety of topics. Dr. Podmore’s research has focused on evaluation of irrigation systems; automation of irrigation including surge irrigation; infiltration mechanics under irrigation; irrigation applications in developing countries; drainage of irrigated land and integrated irrigation and drainage systems; water use and management in agricultural and urban environments; and environmental impacts of agricultural water management.


Ph.D.(1975)Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

M.S.(1969) Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

A.N.C.A.E.(B.S. Equiv.)(1967) Agricultural Engineering, National College of Agricultural Engineering, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England.