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Saleh Taghvaeian

SDI, subsurface drip, irrigation, efficient, efficiency, GIS, smart technology, smart technologies, sensors, infrared, stress

Extension Specialist in Water Resources and Assistant Professor

Specialization: agricultural water management and irrigation efficiency

Department: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering


Twitter: @OSU_Irrigation

White House honors DASNR’s Saleh Taghvaeian (2/1/2018 news article by Donald Stotts, Ag Comm. Services)

Faculty Spotlight: Saleh Taghvaeian (March 2016 AQUAhoman newsletter)

Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian Interview

Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian explains how his research and extension efforts in agricultural water management help improve the quality and quantity of water resources in Oklahoma.

See more videos from Dr. Taghvaeian in our "Irrigation Practices" YouTube playlist.

Research/Extension Specialty Areas:

  • Agricultural Water Management
  • Irrigation Efficiency
  • Environmental Instrumentation
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Applications
  • Sub-surface Drip Irrigation
  • Soil Moisture

Research/Extension Projects:

Center-funded Projects

Recent Publications:



  • Hashemy Shahdany SM, Firoozfar A, Maestre JM, Mallakpour I, Taghvaeian S, Karimi P. 2018. Operational performance improvements in irrigation canals to overcome groundwater overexploitation. Agricultural Water Management, 204: 234-246.
  • Cid P, Taghvaeian S, Hansen NC. 2018. Evaluation of the Fao‐56 Methodology For Estimating Maize Water Requirements Under Deficit And Full Irrigation Regimes In Semiarid Northeastern Colorado. Irrigation and Drainage, doi: 10.1002/ird.2245.
  • Taghvaeian S, Neale CM, Osterberg JC, Sritharan SI, Watts DR. 2018. Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Assessing Irrigation Performance: Case Study in Southern California. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 144(6):05018002.
  • Khand K, Taghvaeian S, Hassan-Esfahani L. 2017. Mapping annual riparian water use based on the single-satellite

Specialty Area Workshops/Conferences Organized and/or Attended:

  • Oklahoma Irrigation Conference
  • ASCE‐EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
  • US Committee on Irrigation & Drainage Annual Meetings