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FASABE 2018 Continuing Education Program

Wednesday Afternoon - June 13, 2018

1:00 – 5:00 PM


Overview of Theory & Application of DRAINMOD

4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU) FBPE Provider #0003844

DRAINMOD simulates the day-by-day hydrology and/or performance of drainage and related water management systems. Participants will be introduced to the theory of the model and how to apply it to solve a variety of drainage and water management problems. In addition, participants will have free access to 33 online modules, with over 30 hours of instruction that further demonstrate how inputs to the model are determined, and how the model may be applied to describe the complex interactions of multiple processes affecting the hydrology of shallow water table soils, such as: wetland hydrology; design of a drainage system to optimize crop yields and profits; analysis and design of controlled drainage and subirrigation systems; effect of drainage design on nitrogen losses; drainage for salinity control; effect of drainage design on volume of waste water that can treated by land application; drainage design to permit on-site waste water treatment; and modeling the performance of storm water bioretention areas.


Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs is William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University where he served on the faculty of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering for 47 years. He is a graduate of the university of Kentucky (B.S. 1964; M.S., 1966) and Purdue University (PhD, 1970). Teaching and conducting research in drainage engineering, subsurface water management, and wetland hydrology, Dr. Skaggs was major professor and directed the thesis work of over 60 graduate students at NCSU.  Skaggs pioneered the development of the simulation model (DRAINMOD) to predict the performance of drainage and related water management systems, including effects of design parameters on crop yields and drainage water quality. He worked with scores of students, post docs, engineers and scientists from around the world to improve model components, field test the model for a wide range of soils and climates and extend its application to consider nitrogen dynamics, soil salinity, forest hydrology, and effects of drainage management on water quality. The model is widely used in research and application globally. Dr. Skaggs is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1991), a Fellow of the ASABE, and recipient of the ASABE John Deere (1993) and Massey Ferguson (2009) Gold Medal Awards.  He served as President of the ASABE: 2001/2002.

Dr. George “Chip” Chescheir is Research Associate Professor at the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He received his B.S. degree in biology from Centre College of Kentucky and his M.S. and PhD. In Biological and Agricultural engineering from N. C. State University.  His main research interests are the impacts of land use changes and management practices on the hydrology and water quality of watersheds, and the development and evaluation of agricultural water management systems.  He has used DRAINMOD in his research for over 25 years.

Workshop Objectives

·     To introduce DRAINMOD, its applications and versions.

·     To teach participants how to access online instruction modules for a range of DRAINMOD applications.

·     To demonstrate how the modules can be used to learn how to apply DRAINMOD for example applications

Items to Be Provided to Participants

·     Free online access to 33 instruction modules on the theory and application of DRAINMOD.  Each module is about 60 minutes; the 33 modules comprise the content of a 3-hour graduate course on the use of DRAINMOD.

·     Step-by-step procedures for accessing the modules online.

·     Outline of content of the instruction modules—a guide for determining where to go for help on specific applications or     problems.

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Contact the Florida Section Programs Vice Chair, Taylor Kroll or

Lisa Collins, FASABE Adminsitrative Consultant