Culture Series: Satellites, Water & New Mexico’s Agricultural Future
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New Mexico State University Professors Dr. Zohrab Samani and Dr. Hatim Geli will each give presentations in the Museum’s Theater about how satellites are being used to gather information to aid water management in New Mexico.
This special evening is being held in conjunction with the Las Cruces Space Festival and admission is free.
Dr. Samani will present “Application of Remote Sensing Technology in Water Management,” and Dr. Geli will talk about the use of satellite information to improve New Mexico’s agricultural production and water efficiency.
Dr. Samani is Forman Professor of water resources at NMSU and has more than 40 years of experience in teaching and research of remote sensing, water management, irrigation systems design, groundwater hydrology and international technology transfer. He has worked in 18 difference countries promoting water management technologies.
Dr. Geli’s research also focuses on water management and remote sensing. One of his major research activities involves understanding and modeling food-energy-water nexus to enhance its resiliency due to the impacts of drought and socioeconomic shock.