Irrigation – Where do I begin?
March 29, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Red Barn, Terra Nova Rural Park
2631 Westminster Hwy
This non-technical workshop is designed to introduce the fundamentals of crop water and irrigation requirements in agriculture. You will learn how to estimate crop water needs based on weather patterns, rainfall, and evapotranspiration in the field. We will also explore publicly available tools that will help you design your own irrigation schedule.
Michael Lathuillière is an agricultural water management and water footprint specialist with experience in local and international food security. He consults with organizations and companies on water footprints and life cycle assessments to assist in measuring and communicating corporate sustainability initiatives.
For three years, he worked with the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems’ Land, Food and Community Series on food security projects in the city of Vancouver. Michael also has extensive experience in Latin America, particularly in Brazil where he studied the hydrologic impacts of agricultural expansion and deforestation in the state of Mato Grosso. For three years, Michael contributed regular environmental columns to a local newspaper; he now blogs at http://blogs.landfood.ubc.ca/mjlath/.
Michael holds an M.Sc. from UBC’s Institute for Resource, Environment and Sustainability (2011) and a B.Sc. in Chemistry (2002); he communicates fluently in French and Spanish, and has conversational Portuguese.Register Online