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ZOHRAB A. SAMANI, Ph.D., P.E.


*UPDATED RESUME (06/28/2012)


Box 30001, Dept. 3CE
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
USA
Tel: 505-646-2904
Fax: 505-646-6049
zsamani@nmsu.edu
http://cagesun.nmsu.edu/~zsamani

Registered Professional Civil Engineer:
State of Utah, State of New Mexico

Areas of Expertise:

  • Remote Sensing
  • Water Resource Development
  • Groundwater Hydrology & Groundwater Modeling
  • Porous Media Flow & Solute Transport Modeling
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • International Technology Transfer
  • Design of Wells & Pumps
  • Reuse of Wastewater
  • Renewable Energy/Biomass-bio-energy
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    AWARDS:

    Outstanding Performance Award for Research and Teaching, Utah State University, 1987.

    Distinguished Educator Award.  PNM Foundation, New Mexico, 1989.

    Border Lecturer Award. Fulbright Foundation, 1997.

    Faculty Service Award. New Mexico State University, 1997.

    Globalization Award, Center for International Programs, New Mexico State University, 2000.

    Bromilow Outstanding Research Award. College of Engineering. New Mexico State University.  Feb. 2003.

    NMSU Research Council Award for exceptional achievement in creative research and scholarly activities.  New Mexico State University, 2004.

    Best poster award. AGEP national conference, NMSU, LAS cruces 2004.

    Best paper award. GRAS symposium, NMSU, 2005

    USDA/RGBI project award , 2008 ________________________________________________________________________________

    Current Employment


    8/87-present: Professor, Department of Civil, Geological Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Tenured faculty member in Agricultural Engineering and Water Resources. Teaching includes graduate and undergraduate courses in irrigation and drainage, hydraulics, hydrology, soil and water conservation, hydraulic structures, groundwater modeling and design of wells and Pumps. Research includes groundwater modeling, wellhead protection, bio-remediation of contaminated groundwater, Energy production from organic waste, organic liquid fertilizer, soil venting, crops consumptive use, remediation of hazardous waste sites by heap leaching, reuse of industrial and agricultural wastewater and open channel hydraulics.  Service includes university and professional society committee work, technical review for federal agencies and private foundations, technical assistance to local and state organizations, international technology transfer and advising graduate and undergraduate students.

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    Education:

    Tehran University. B.S. Water Resources Engineering. Tehran University 1974. Received a five-year scholarship (to study Ph.D), from Isfahan University of Technology upon completion of the B.S. degree.

    Utah State University. M.S. Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering, 1979. Thesis: Soil hydraulic stability in subsurface drainage systems.

    Utah State University. Ph.D., Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering, 1983. Dissertation: Numerical modeling of water movement through vadose zone under itermittent water application.
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    Previous Work History:

    1984-1987 Research Assistant Professor, Utah State University. Responsible for International Technology Transfer and Research on Water Management.

    1983-1984.  Research Associate, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Taught water management courses at the University of Arizona and worked on a research project developing water-yield interaction functions for Guayule plant for rubber production .

    1/1/80-1/8/83. Graduate Research Assistant. Department of Agricultural Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Worked on field investigation and computer modeling of Surge Flow Irrigation.

    1/1/80-1/8/83. Research Engineer. International Irrigation Center. Responsible for International Technology Transfer and Research on Water Management.

    1/8/75-1/8/77: Ministry of Agriculture. Director in charge of office of land reform and conflict resolution.
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    Teaching:

    Academic Courses Taught:

    Soil-Water-Plant Relationship (undergraduate course). Department of Soil, Water and Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ., 1983.

    Design of Wells and Pumps (graduate course). Agricultural Engineering Department, Utah State University, 1986-1987.

    Geohydrology, GEN 452, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1987-1992

    Hydraulic Structures, CE 482, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1987-1989

    Groundwater Hydrology, CE 581, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1987-1990.

    Open Channel Hydraulics, CE 531, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1990.

    Irrigation Water Management , AEN 479, CAGE Department, NMSU,  1987-1998.

    Irrigation and Drainage Systems Design, AEN 478, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1987-1998.

    Soil and Water Conservation, AEN 475, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1987-2004

    Conservation Engineering, AEN 476, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1987-1991

    Design Application, AEN 440, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1987-1990.

    Design of Wells and Pumps, AEN 459, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1990-2004

    Hydraulic Systems Design, CE 382, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1990-2004

    Hydraulic Engineering, CE 331, CAGE Department, NMSU, 1992-2002

    Surface Water Hydrology, CE 483, NMSU., 2000-2004

    Design and Management of Irrigation Systems, Graduate Course taught at the University of Sonora, Mexico, during sabbatical leave, 1998-1999.


    Short Courses Organized and Taught:

    Design of Irrigation and Drainage Systems. El Salvador, C.A., 1986.

    Design of Irrigation and Drainage Systems. El Salvador, C.A., 1987.

    Small Scale Irrigation Systems Design and Operation, NMSU, 1988.

    Computer Application in Irrigation and Drainage, NMSU, 1988.

    Small Scale Irrigation Systems Design and Operation, NMSU, 1989.

    Computer Application in Irrigation and Drainage, NMSU, 1989.

    Crop Production Functions, 1989, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

    Irrigation Water Management, Piaui, Brazil, 1989.

    Peru Agricultural Training Project, NMSU, 1990.

    Computer Application in Water Management, Cairo, Egypt, 1990.

    Small Scale Irrigation Systems Design and Operation, NMSU, 1990.

    Computer Application in Irrigation and Drainage, NMSU, 1990.

    Small Scale Irrigation Systems Design and Operation, NMSU, 1991

    Computer Application in Irrigation and Drainage, NMSU, 1991

    Agricultural and Municipal Waste Management, NMSU, 1991.

    Small Scale Irrigation Systems Design and Management, NMSU, 1992.

    Computer Application in Irrigation and Drainage, NMSU, 1992.

    Design of Wells and Pumps, NMSU, 1992.

    Small Scale Irrigation Systems Design and Management, NMSU, 1993.

    Irrigation Study Tour for Water Managers from Honduras, NMSU, 1993.

    Computer Application in Irrigation and Drainage, NMSU, 1993.

    Soil Vapor Extraction, University of New Mexico, Feb 1993.

    Soil Vapor Extraction, University of New Mexico, Sept., 1993.

    Soil Vapor Extraction, University of New Mexico, 1994

    Irrigation Systems Design, 1997, Hermosillo, Mexico. Sponsored by IMTA.
           
    Water Management and Irrigation Scheduling, 1999, El Salvador, C.A.
    Estimating Crops Water Requirements in New Mexico. Workshop organized and taught For personnel from New Mexico Office of State Engineer. March 2006.
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    Workshops Organized and Taught:

    Water Measurement in Open Channels, 1995. El Paso, Texas.

    Groundwater Management Workshop, NMSU, 1996.
    Estimating Crop Evapotranspiration, NMSU, 2006.
    Evaluating Crop Water Use in New Mexico. Office of the State Engineer. July 14-15,2008.
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    Conference Organized:
     
    Water Conservation Conference, NMSU, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
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    International Projects:
     
    Design of Irrigation and Drainage Systems. Training courses conducted at San Salvador, El Salvador, for the employees of the government and private sectors in charge of water management and agricultural development. The courses included classroom lectures as well as field experiments and evaluations. The courses were sponsored by the Agency for International Development (AID), 1986 and 1987.

    Irrigation Water Management.  A Two-week training course conducted at Piaui, Brazil, for the employees of various government organizations in charge of agricultural development and water management in north-east Brazil. The course was requested and sponsored by EMBRAPA (which is a Brazilian government organization similar to USDA), 1989.

    Egypt Computer Training Course. This five months training course was conducted in Cairo, Egypt, for the employees of the water management institute. The course involved the application of computer in design and management of hydraulic systems. The course was sponsored by AID, 1990.

    Reuse of Wastewater for Irrigation. This long-term pilot-scale study was designed to demonstrate the use of municipal wastewater for irrigation of Eucalyptus as an alternative for traditionally expensive wastewater treatment plants. The project was located at the border community of Ojinaga, Mexico and was sponsored by U.S. EPA, 1996-1999.

    Evaluation of Groundwater Resources for the City of Juarez, Mexico. The project included the evaluation of groundwater resources and their geo-hydrological characteristics which could potentially provide future water needs for the City of  Juarez. The project was sponsored by Ford Foundation, Fulbright Foundation and Junta Municipal del Agua of City of Juarez, 1997-1998.

    Paraguay Irrigation Project. The project included assessing economical and technical feasibility of a large-scale irrigation project at the vicinity of recently constructed Yacyreta hydroelectric dam. The project was sponsored by government of Paraguay, 1998.

    Water Management Project, Sonora, Mexico. The project included groundwater resources evaluation and irrigation technology transfer to producers. I worked on this collaborative project at the invitation of a group of investigators at the University of Sonora, Mexico, during my sabbatical (1998-1999).

    North American Alliance for Sustainable Water Resource Management. (2000-205). This 5 year project was funded by U.S. Department of Education, Government of Canada and Mexico. The purpose of the project was to provide opportunity for scientific exchange between faculty and students within six universities which included; New Mexico State University, Michigan Technological University, University of British Columbia (Canada), Laval University (Canada), University of Vercruz (Mexico) and University of Sonora (Mexico).

    Uzbekistan Municipal Water Project (Summer 2002). The project involved development of a plan to rehabilitate the municipal waster distribution system for the City of Karchi in Uzbekistan. The project was sponsored by U.S. AID through Winrock International.

    Assessing Potential for Renewable Energy in Mexico (2005-2006). The project will assess the technical and economical feasibilities of producing energy and soil amendment from waste generated by dairy industry in Mexico. Funded by CONAHEC, Mexico.
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    University Research Projects (NMSU):

    PI, Water Measurement Project (1989-present). Developed low-cost flow measurement devices (Circular Flume, Trapezoidal Flume, S-M Flume, Mask Flume) for open channels and pumps. These devices are currently being used nationally and internationally. Sponsored by Agency for International Development (AID) and Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID).

    PI, Development of a Real Time Irrigation Scheduling Model (1989-1990). Developed a real time irrigation scheduling demonstration unit where crops water requirement is calculated on a daily basis and used to schedule irrigation. The irrigation scheduling is implemented using a control module which operates electronic valves at the field turnouts. Funded by public utilities of New Mexico.

    PI, Irrigation Systems Evaluation (1990-1991). Evaluated the efficiency of irrigation and pumping systems in southern New Mexico. This was a collaborative project with the faculty from La Molina University (Peru). Funded by the government of Peru.

    Co-PI, Energy Conservation Demonstration (1992-1993). Investigated the economic impact of real time irrigation scheduling on the use of water and energy in New Mexico. Funded by New Mexico Energy and Mineral Department.

    Co-PI, Effect of Oscillatory Flow in Soil Venting (1992-1994). Investigated the feasibility of using oscillatory pumping in soil venting for remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils. Funded by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    PI, Remediation of hazardous waste sites by heap leaching (1991-1995). Investigated the technical and economical feasibility of remediation of soils contaminated with chromium and lead using heap leaching technology. This was a collaborative project with scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory. The project was funded by DOE/WERC.

    PI, Remediation of Contaminated Surface and Groundwater with Organic Filters (1993-1994). Investigated the use of natural organic filters such as wheat and barley straw in removing heavy metals such as lead and copper from contaminated water. The project was funded by National Academy of Science.

    PI, Development of a Wellhead Protection Plan for the City of Las Cruces (1993-1995). Developed a wellhead protection plan and defined the capture zones for the City of Las Cruces wells in the Mesilla Valley, using a combination of MODFLO groundwater model and PATH3D solute transport model. Funded by City of Las Cruces.

    PI, Development of a Wellhead Protection Plan for the Aquifer of East Mesa (Las Cruces), (1995-1996). Developed a wellhead protection plan for the City wells located on the aquifer of East Mesa. Funded by City of Las Cruces.

    PI, Faculty Directed Research for Undergraduate Minority Students (1992-1996). Directed research projects for twelve undergraduate minority students. The purpose of the program was to mentor undergraduate students and cultivate their interest toward graduate school. Five of the students mentored under this program, went to graduate school. The projects included remediation of hazardous waste sites by heap leaching, de-nitrification of nitrate-contaminated groundwater, and open channel hydraulics. The projects were funded by Coalition to Increase Minority Degrees (CIMD)/NSF.

    PI, Bio-remediation of Groundwater Contaminated with Dairy Waste (1995-1998). Investigated the use of organic substances such as acetate and glucose, for in-situ remediation of groundwater contaminated with Nitrate as a result of dairy operation in southern New Mexico. Funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture and WERC.

    Co-PI, Effect of Lead Speciation on Soil Remediation (1995-1996). Used batch and column studies to investigate the effect of lead speciation on the remediation of lead contaminated soils. Developed a computer model to simulate the remediation process and to optimize the design parameters for maximum remediation efficiency. Funded by DOE/WERC.

    PI, Flow Measurement in Open Drains (1995-1996). Developed a special flume for discharge measurement in open drains. The flume has the advantage of low cost and ease of transportation compared to traditional flumes. Funded by AMP.

    Co-PI, Pesticide Vulnerability Assessment (1994-1997). Investigated the impact of pesticides application on the groundwater of southern New Mexico. Developed sensitivity maps to rank the level of vulnerability as a function of hydro-geological parameters. WRRI Report #305. Funded by U.S. EPA and NM Department of Agriculture.

    Co-PI, Bernallio County Groundwater Assessment Project (1995-1998). Investigated the impact of septic tanks on the quality of the groundwater in Bernallio County. Funded by the City of Albuquerque.

    Co-PI, Transboundary Aquifers of El Paso/Ciudad Juarez/Las Cruces Region (1995-1998). Investigated and documented the extent, quality, quantity and other hydro-geological properties of the groundwater resources along the U.S.-Mexico Border (bi-national publication). Sponsored by U.S. EPA, Texas Water Development Board and International Boundary and Water Commission.
     
    PI, Energy Recovery from Solid Waste (1995-1999). Investigated the use of municipal solid waste for energy production using a bi-phasic approach. Funded by NEDO, Japan, WERC and Enviroenergetic Inc.

    Co-PI, Re-use of Wastewater to Promote Dry-land Agriculture (1998-1999). Investigated the use of municipal wastewater in promoting dry-land agriculture.

    PI, Energy Production from Segregated Municipal Solid Waste (1999-2000). Investigated the potential for energy production from segregated waste for the City of Albuquerque (NM). The project introduced the concept of cellulase  enhanced bio-degradation of municipal organic waste. Funded by DOE/WERC and City of Albuquerque.

    PI, Energy Production from Feedlot Manure Waste (2000-2003). Investigated the technical and Economical Feasibility of Producing Energy and soil amendment from Feedlot Manure Waste. Funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    PI, Producing Energy from combined Animal Waste and Cotton Ginning Waste (2001-2002). Investigated the technical and economical feasibility of producing energy from Cotton Gin Waste by using the Cellulase bacteria in Manure Waste. Funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture/IFAFS program.

    PI, Producing Liquid Organic Fertilizer from Landscape Grass Trimming (2001-2003). This on-going project investigates an innovative idea of producing organic liquid fertilizer from Green agricultural waste. Funded by WERC and NM Chile Commision.

    PI, Ophir Creek Water Assessment, 2001-2002. Investigate the annual fluctuation and stream loss of the flow in Ophir Creek (Utah). Funded by U.S. Army.

    Co-PI, Developing Tools to Optimize Beneficial Use of Water in Rio Grande Basin (2002-2005). Investigating the alternative management techniques to optimize water use by farmers and municipal user in Rio-Grande Basin. Funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture .

    CO-PI, North American Alliance for Sustainable Water Management (2000-2005). This is a student and faculty exchange program between six universities in three countries of U.S., Canada and Mexico. The project provided financial support for collaborative research and education between the six universities. Funded by U.S. Department of Education, governments of Mexico and Canada.

    Co-PI, Construction and Operation of a Field-Scale An-aerobic Digestion for Organic Waste in New Mexico ($750,000, 2004-2007). Funded by the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

    P.I. Mapping Riparian ET using satellite imagery (2005-2007). Funded by NM USDA.

    P.I. Developing Practical Technologies to Estimate Pecan Water Use ($23,000, 2005-2006). Funded by USDA/ARS.

    P.I. Mapping Riparian ET using satellite imagery (2005-2007). Funded by NM USDA. Water Conservation In Mesilla Valley through Remote Sensing ($262,000, 2006-2007). Funded by New Mexico Office of State Engineer.

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    Experience With Minority Students:
       
    Samani has been project director for 24 faculty directed research projects for undergraduate minority students. He has been research advisor for 12 minority graduate students.
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    Service and Professional Activities:

    Chairman of CAGE Department T&P Committee (2001-present)

    Chairman of CAGE Graduate Committee, 1990-2000

    American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), New Mexico Chapter, Treasurer, 1993, State President 1994.

    Faculty Advisor, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Student Chapter, 1996-1998.

    Committee member, On-Farm Irrigation Committee, ASCE, 1990-1999

    Committee Member, U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, 1990-1999

    Committee member, North-Central Accreditation Committee for NMSU, 1997-1998

    Technical Reviewer, ASCE, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, 1987-1999

    Technical Reviewer, ASAE, Journal of American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1988-1999

    Technical Reviewer, Journal of Geological Science, 1995-1997.

    Technical Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 1993-1998

    Technical Reviewer, Department of Education, 1991-1998

    Technical Reviewer, Department of Energy, 1995-1996.

    Technical Reviewer, Coalition to Increase Minority Degree (CIMD), 1995-1996.

    Technical Reviewer, Charles Lindberg Foundation, 1992-1995

    Technical Reviewer, Association for Environmental Health of Soil, 1997-1998

    Member, New Mexico Visiting Scientist Program, 1996-1999.

    Member, NMSU Latin American Core Faculty Committee, 1997-1999.

    Member, NMSU Internationalization Leadership Team. Appointed by NMSU president, 2003-present.
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    LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

    1975-1977. Director, office of land reform and conflict resolution. Ministry of agriculture, Tehran, Iran.

    1993-1996. Chairman, Civil Engineering Graduate Program Committee. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

    2000-2004. Chairman, Civil engineering tenure and promotion committee. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.    

    1999-2004. Campus director of North American Alliance for Water Conservation Project. New Mexico State University.  Las Cruces, NM.

    2003-2004. Member, NMSU internationalization leadership task force.

    (2004) Team Leader (P.I). EPSCOR Hydrology Project. Submitted to NSF.

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    Computer Skills:

    Programming languages: Fortran, Basic, MATLAB

    Industrial Programs: AutoCAD, MODFLOW, MT3D, PATH3D, BIOPLUME, KYPIPE MATLAB,  WATERCAD, STORMCAD.
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    Consulting Experience:

    Consulting Engineer, 1986, UINTEX Engineering Service, Salt Lake City, Utah. Water resources assessment of the country of El Salvador.

    Consulting Engineer, 1989-1992. Levin-Fricke Environmental Consulting, San Francisco, California. Contracted to develop a Three-dimensional Soil Venting Model.

    Consulting Engineer, 1989, Utah State University. Dry-land Agriculture and Crop Production Modeling.

    Consulting Engineer, 1992, CORTEZIII, New Mexico. Evaluation of soil venting as technique for removal of contaminated vadose zone in White Sands Missile Range.

    Consulting Engineer, 1991-1992, Mesquite Dairy Association, NM. Evaluation of impact of dairy operation on groundwater quality.

    Consulting Engineer, 1991-1993. Moongate Water Co., NM, Served as expert witness for the lawsuit against the New Mexico Environmental Department.

    Consulting Engineer 1993-1995, Soma Environmental Engineering, San Francisco, CA, Modeling the gas emission from a petroleum contaminated Site.
               
    Consulting Engineer, 1993-1994, Las Uvas Dairy, Deming, NM, Groundwater Impact Assessment from Dairy Operation and Design of waste pond Lagoons.

    Consulting Engineer, 1993, Highland Residential Development Association. Evaluation of peak flow storm runoff as a result of  residential development.

    Consulting Engineer, 1994-1995, Las Uvas Dairy, Deming, NM. Design and monitoring of waste ponds.

    Consulting Engineer, 1994, Jurado Industry, Las Cruces, NM. Design of  tanks, pumps and Hydraulic System for Pepper Mash food processing plant.

    Consulting Engineer, 1995, MEVATEC, Las Cruces, NM. Groundwater quality assessment at the Picacho Hill Subdivision.

    Consulting Engineer, 1995,  Border Food, Deming, NM. Design     of a wastewater reuse system and evaluation of its impact on groundwater quality.

    Consulting Engineer, 1996. Jurado Industry, Las Cruces, NM.  Design of pumps and hydraulic systems for Pepper Mash processing plant.
     
    Consulting Engineer, 1996. Phelps Dodge Mining Co., Morenci, AZ. Testing and maintenance of pumps and wells in Morenci.

    Consulting Engineer, 1996, Assessing the soil characteristics for construction of a recreation pond in CJC Ranches, NM.

    Consulting Engineer, 1997, City of El Paso, Texas. Water Resources Development. Technical Assistant.
               
    Consulting Engineer, 1998. Fast Ditch Co., Water Loss evaluation for acequias in Northern New Mexico.

    Consulting Engineer, 1998. Design of well and hydraulic network for Picacho Hill sub-division.

    Consulting Engineer, 1998, Las Uvas Dairy, Deming, NM. Evaluating seepage loss from dairy waste ponds.

    Consulting Engineer, 1998, Jurrado Industries. Design of hydraulics and fermentation systems.

    Consulting Engineer, 1999-2000. LDS Church & Anderson Insurance Co., Groundwater Resources Assessment in Costa de Hermosillio (Mexico).

    Consulting Engineer, 2000. Winrock International and Mercy Corp International. Developed a manual for Organizing Water Users Association and Improving Water Management in Tajikstan.

    Consulting Engineer, 2002. Winrock International. Developed a municipal water distribution system for the City of Karchi, Uzbekistan.

    Consulting Engineer, 2002. La Union Soil and Water Conservation District, NM. Assisted in technology application in Irrigation Water Management.

    Consulting Engineer, 2003. Gunaji and Associates. Particle tracking modeling of the Picacho Hill Groundwater.

    Consulting Engineer, 2006. Winrock International/USAID. Developed Water Sharing schemes And flow control structures for farmers in Central Asia.
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    PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (refereed journal articles)

    Samani, Z.A. and L.S. Willardson, "Soil Hydraulic Stability in a Subsurface Drainage System," Trans. of ASAE 24 (3), 1981.

    Hargreaves, G.H. and Z.A. Samani, "Estimating Potential Evapotranspiration". Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE 108 (IR3), September 1982

    Hargreaves G.H. and Z.A. Samani, "Economic Consideration of Deficit Irrigation". Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering , ASCE 110(IR4), December 1984.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z. A. Samani, "Reference Crop Evapotranspiration from Temperature," paper published in the Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 1, No.2,1985.

    Fangmeier, D.D., Z.A. Samani, D. Garrot and D.T. Ray, "Water Requirements of Guayule for Rubber Production," ASAE Transaction, Vol. 28 (6), 1985.


    Samani, Z.A., Wynn R. Walker and Lyman S. Willardson, "Infiltration Under Surge Flow Irrigation," ASAE Transaction, Vol. 28 No. 5 1985.

    Samani, Z.A. and M. Pessarakli, "Estimating Potential Crop Evapotranspiration with Minimum Data in Arizona," ASAE Transaction, Vol. 29 (2), 1986.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z. A. Samani, "Crop Yield, Economic Considerations of Deficit Irrigation," Handbook of Civil Engineering, Technomic Publishing, New Jersey, 1986.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, "Estimating Rainfall Probabilities from Average Values, "ASAE Journal of Applied Engineering in Agricultural, Vol.2, No.2, November 1986.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, Discussion on "Data Requirements for Evapotranspiration Estimation, "Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11, No.4 December 1986.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z. A. Samani, "Simplified Irrigation Scheduling and Crop Selection for El Salvador," ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 113, No.2, May 1987.

    Samani, Z. A. and L. S. Willardson, "Simple Laboratory Measurement of Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity,  ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol.113, No.3, August 1987.

    Samani, Z. A., and G. H. Hargreaves, Edgar Zuniga, and A. Keller, "Predicting Crop Yield from Synthesized Weather Data," ASAE Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol.3, No. 2, pp. 290-294, 1988.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, "Estimating Standard Deviation of Evapotranspiration," ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, 114(1),1988.

    Samani, Z. A., "Discussion of Paper Number 21965-IR, Evapotranspiration Estimates in Extremely Arid Areas," Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 115:907-912, 1989.
     
    Hargreaves, G. H., Z. A. Samani, and Edgar Zuniga, "Modeling Yields from Rainfall and Supplemental Irrigation," ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 155, No.2., 1989

    Samani, Z. A., Alie Cheraghi and Lyman Willardson, "Water Movement in Horizontally Layered Soils," ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 115, No. 3, 1989.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, "Application of a Climatic Data Base for Africa," International Journal of Electronics and Computer in Agriculture, Vol.3, 1989.

    Zohrab Samani, Muluneh Yitayew, "Changes in Soil Properties Under Intermittent Water Application," Journal of Irrigation Science 10:177-182, 1989.

    Zohrab Samani, A. Blair, "A simple Method for Measuring Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity" ASAE, Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture Vol.6, No.3 pp.285-288, 1990.

    Zohrab Samani, Saeed Jorat and M. Yousaf, "Hydraulic Characteristics of Circular Flume" ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, Vol. 117, No.4 1991.

    Samani, Z., "Performance Estimation of Close-Coupled Centrifugal Pumps," Journal of Applied Engineering in Agricultural, Vol. 7, No.5, 1991.

    Hanson, A., Z. Samani, B. Dwyer and R. Jacquez, "Heap Leaching as a solvent extraction technique for remediation of metals contaminated soils" Transport and Remediation of Subsurface Contaminants, Book Chapter, American Chemical Society, edited by Sabatini and Knox, 1992.

    Samani Z., A. Hanson and B. Dwyer, "Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites" Journal of Radioactive Waste Management and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, 1992.

    Samani, Z. A. and Henry Magallanez, "Measuring Water in Trapezoidal Canals," Journal of Irrigation and Draining Engineering, Vol. 119, NO. 1, 1993.

    Samani Z., "Discussion on Hydraulic Characteristics of Circular Flume", ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, April 1993.

    Sepehr, M., and Zohrab Samani, "Development and Testing of a Three-Dimensional Model for Soil Venting," Groundwater Journal, NWWA, Vol. 31, No. 3, 1993.

    Samani Z, and M. Sepehr, "Discussion on Development and Testing of a Three-Dimensional Model for Soil Venting", Groundwater Journal, NWWA, 1994.

    Hanson, A., B. Dwyer, Z. Samani and Don York, "Remediation of Chromium Contaminated Soils By Heap Leaching: Column Study. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 119, No. 5, 1993.

    Samani, Z. A., A. Hanson and B. Dwyer, "Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites by Heap Leaching," Journal of Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Restoration, Vol. 18, pp. 10-129, 1994.

    Samani Z., Hernan Rojas and Henry Magallanez, " Closure on Discussion of Measuring Water in Trapezoidal Canals". ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. Vol. 120, No.3, 1994.

    Hanson, A., Z. Samani, "Closure to discussion on Remediation of Chromium Containing Soils by Heap Leaching. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Oct. 1994.

    Samani Z., E. Herrera, "A Low-cost Water Measuring Device" NMSU Cooperative Extension Publication # M-226, 1994.

    Heil, D., Z. Samani, A. Hanson, "Soil and Chemical Factors Which Control The Efficiency of Remediation of Lead-Polluted Soils By Chelation Extraction, Chapter 11 on a book entitled "waste Management from Risk to Remediation", EMC Press, EMC Inc, 1995.

    Heil D., A. Hanson, Z. Samani, "The competitive Binding of Lead by EDTA in Soils and Implications for Heap Leachingh Remediation", Journal of Waste Management and Environmental Restoration, Vol. 20, pp. 111-127, 1995.

    Vollaton D., j. Mexal, C. Erickson, Z. Samani, W. Zacharitz II. Using Trees for Wastewater Treatment, A Pilot Study in Ojinaga, Mexico, New Mexico Journal of Science, 1997.

    Samani, Z. S. Hu, D. Heil, A. Hanson. Remediation of Lead Contaminated Soil by Column Extraction, Modeling. Journal of Water Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 102, p. 221-238, 1998. Kluwer Academic Publisher, The Netherlands.

    Heil, D., Z. Samani, A. Hanson, "Remediation of Lead Contaminated Soils by EDTA". Journal of Water, Air and Soil Pollution,v. 113 (#1-4) pp. 77-95 Jul. 1999.

    Samani Z., H. Magallanez, "Simple Flume for Flow Measurement in Open Channel". , ASCE  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, Vol 126, No 2., March-April 2000.

    Samani Z., "Estimating Solar Radiation and Evapotranspiration Using Minimum Climatological Data", ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage , Vol. 126, No.4, Jul/Aug 2000.

    Samani, Z. H. Magallanez, “closure on simple flume for flow measurement”, ASCE Journal of Irrig. And Drainage,  July, 2001.

    Yu,H., Z. Samani, A. Hanson, G. Smith, “Energy Recovery from Grass Using Two-Phase Anaerobic Digestion”. Journal of Waste Management. Vol. 22, Issue 1, 2002.

    Samani Z., Discussion on history of Hargreaves ET equation. Accepted for publication in the ASCE journal of irrigation and drainage. Scheduled for publication in 2004.

    R. Skaggs , and Z. Samani, Farm Size, Irrigation Practices and on-farm Irrigation Efficiency, Journal of International Commission in Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), Accepted for publication, March 2004.

    Z. Samani, and Rhonda Skaggs, Measuring on-farm irrigation efficiencies with chloride tracing under deficit irrigation. ASCE journal of Irrigation and Drainage, Accepted for publication, March 2004.

    M. Macias, Z. Samani , A. Hanson, R. de la vegas, K. Halla. Producing Energy and Compost from Animal Waste in New Mexico. Biocycle Magazine, March 2004.

    Zohrab Samani, 2004. “Discussion on History of Hargreaves Evapotranspiration equation”.ASCE Journal of Irrig. & Drainage. Vol. 130, NO. 5.

    Zohrab Samani, Nolin, S., Bleiweiss M, Skaggs, R. 2005. Discussion on “Predicting Daily Net Radiation Using Minimum Data”. ASCE Journal of Irrig. and Drainage. Vol. 131, No. 4, 2005.
    P. A. Funk, C. B. Armijo, A. T. Hanson, Z. A. Samani, M. A. Macias-Corral, G. B. Smith, J. T. Riordan. Converting Gin and Dairy Wastes to Methane Transactions of the ASAE 48(3) 1197-1202., 2005.

    Macias, M.C., Z. Samani, A. Hanson, P Funk. “ Producing Energy and Soil Amendment from Dairy Manure and Cotton Gin Waste”. ASAE Transaction, Vol. 48(4): 1521-1526., 2005.

    Skaggs, R. Z. Samani. “Farm Size, Irrigation practices and on-farm Irrigation Efficiency”, ICID, journal of irrigation and drainage, Vol. 54 43-57, 2005.

    Zohrab Samani, T. Sammis, R. Skaggs, N. Alkhatiri, and J. Deras. “Measuring On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency with Chloride Tracing under Deficit Irrigation”. ASCE journal of Irrigation and Drainage, Vol. 131, No.6, 2005 (555-559).

    Zohrab Samani, S. Nolin, M. Bleiweiss and R. Skaggs. “Discussion on Predicting daily net radiation using minimum climatological data”, ASCE journal of irrigation and drainage, Vol. 129, No. 4, pp. 256-259, 2005.

    Macias, M, Z. Samani, A.T. Hanson, R. DelaVega, P. Funk. “ Producing Energy and Soil Amendment from Dairy Manure and Cotton Gin Waste”. , ASAE Transaction, Vol. 48(4), 1521-1526, 2005.

    Zohrab Samani, H. Magallanez, R. Skaggs. “A simple Flow Measuring Device for Farms. “Water Task Force Publication #3, New Mexico State University Extension service, 2005.

    R. Skaggs, Z. Samani. “Irrigation practices vs. Farm Size: Data From the Elephant Butte Irrigation District., Water Taskforce Publication #4, New Mexico State University Extension Service, 2005.

    Mexal, J.G., D.S. Rodriguez, T. Sammis, G. Picchioni, W. Zachritz II, C. Erickson, and Z .Samani. 2005. Land Application of Wastewater in Arid Lands: Theory and Case Studies, p. 632-635. IN: J.H. Lehr, J. Keeley, and J. Lehr (Eds) Water Encyclopedia: Domestic, Municipal, and Industrial Water Supply and Waste Disposal. John Wiley and Sons, NY. 952 p.

    Z. Samani, R. Skaggs “ The Many Personalities of Water Conservation”. Journal of Water Management and Policies. In press.

    M. Macias, Z. Samani, “Two Country, One Common Problem, Managing Agricultural Waste in Border Region”. NM Journal of Science., Aug. 2006.

    Z. Samani, Salim Bawazir, Max Bleiweiss and R. Skaggs. 2007. “Estimating Net Radiation Over Vegetation Canopy”. ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, vol. 13, issue 4, pp.291-297, July-August.

    Z. Samani, A.S. Bawazir, R. Skaggs, M. Bleiweiss, Aldo Pinon, Vien Tran, 2007. Water Use by Agricultural Crops and Riparian Vegetation-An Application of Remote Sensing Technology. University Council on Water Resources, Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education. Issue 37, p 8-13, sep. 2007.

    Z. Samani, R. Skaggs. The Unintended Consequences of Water Conservation. Book Chapter. Water Resources of the Middle Rio Grande. L.G. Price, P.S. Johnson and D. B. Bland, Editors. New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. 2007.

    Samani Z., and R. Skaggs: The Multiple Personalities of Water Conservation. Journal of Water Management and Policy 10(2008) 285-294.

    Maritza Macias, Z. Samani, A. Hanson, G. Smith, P. Funk, Hui Yu, J. Longworth Anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste and agricultural waste and effect of co-digestion with dairy cow manure. Journal of Bioresources Technology, Bioresource Technology 99 (2008) pp. 8288-8293.

    Skaggs, R., Z. Samani, A Bawazir, M. Bleiweiss. Yield response to water in irrigated agriculture. Urbanization of Irrigated Lands and Water Transfers. Published by USCID, R. Gooch and S. Anderson, Editors. 2008.

    PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (non-refereed) and Book Chapters

    Samani, Z.A. and G.H. Hargreaves, "Evaluation of Some Water Requirement Estimating Methods," paper presented at ASAE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Laramie, Wyoming, March 1981.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z.A. Samani, "A Guide for Rainfed Agriculture in Haiti," International Irrigation Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1984.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z.A. Samani, "Irrigation Requirements for the MAHAWALI Project (Sri Lanka), "International Irrigation Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1985.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z.A. Samani, "Planning and Management for Agriculture," Pakistan Agricultural Workshop, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1985.

    Samani, Z.A. and G.H. Hargreaves, "Crop Water Requirement for Bangladesh," Bangladesh      Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipurr, Bangladesh, April 1985.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z. A. Samani, "Reference Crop Evapotranspiration from Ambient Air Temperature, "Winter Meeting of ASAE, Chicago, Illinois, 1985.

    Samani, Z.A. and G.H. Hargreaves, A Crop Water Evaluation Manual for Brazil, International Irrigation Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, August 1985.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, Water Requirements,Drought, and Extreme Rainfall Manual for the United States, International Irrigation Center, Logan, Utah, 1986.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z. A. Samani, Rainfall and Water Requirements Manual for Mali (Africa), International Irrigation Center, Utah State University , Logan, Utah, 1986.
    Samani, Z. A., Crop Production Functions Manual, International Irrigation Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1986.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z. A. Samani, "World Water for Agriculture," Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1986, 617P, Sponsored by U. S. AID.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z. A. Samani, "Rainfall Probabilities and Agricultural Water Requirements for the Saheil and Other African Countries," International Irrigation Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1986.

    Hargreaves, G. H. and Z. A. Samani, Crop Water Requirements and Agricultural Drought Assessment Manual, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Washington D. C., February 1986.

    Hargreaves, G. H., Lin Clark, Zohrab Samani, "Manship Jeffrey, Ground Water Resources for Agricultural Development in El Salvador," Unitex Corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1986.

    Samani, Z. A., Measuring Seepage in Irrigation Canals, A Training Manual, International Irrigation Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1987.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, "Planning and Modeling the Conjunctive Use of Water," paper for presentation in USCID National Meeting, Sacramento, California, November 1987.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, "A Data Base for Africa," International Irrigation Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1987.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, "Application of a Climatic Data Base for Agricultural Planning in Africa," paper for presentation on International Irrigation Center Workshop in Morocco, 1987.

    Samani, Z. A. and Allie Blair, "Estimating Soil Properties From Wetting Front Advance Data," International Conference on Validation of Flow and Transport Models for Unsaturated Zone, Ruidoso, NM, May 1988.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, "Predicting Yield Variability Due to Climate" ASAE International Summer Meeting, Rapid City, SD, June 1988.

    Samani, Z. A. and G. H. Hargreaves, "Application of a Climatic Data Base for Agricultural Planning in Africa," International Conference on Dryland Farming, Amarillo, TX, August 1988.

    Samani, Z. A., "Design and Construction of Irrigation Wells" A Training Manual, International Irrigation Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

    Zohrab Samani, A. W. Blair, "Simplified Pump Performance Estimation of Close Coupled Centrifugal Pumps" paper No. PR-89-11, presented at ASAE Regional Meeting, Fresno, CA, 1989.

    Zohrab Samani and M. Sepehr, "A Three-Dimensional Computer Model for In-Situ Soil Remediation Using Vapor Extraction Wells," Levine-Fricke Inc., Emeryville, CA, 1989.

    Zohrab Samani, Mohammad Yusaf, Design and Calibration of Circular Flume" paper presented at ASCE National Meeting, Durango, CO, 1990.

    T.W. Sammis and Zohrab Samani, "Drainage System Design as Affected by Deficit Irrigation Under Shallow Water Table" paper presented at International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Egypt, 1990.

    Daniel Standiford, Zohrab Samani, and A. W. Blair, "Estimating Soil Properties Through Reverse Optimization" paper presented at ASCE National Meeting, Durango, CO, 1990.

    Zohrab Samani, Carlos Gallardo, and A. W. Blair, "Conjunctive Use of Surface and Groundwater," paper presented at 1990 ASAE National Meeting, Durango, CO.

    Samani Z., Tellez, G., R. Jacquez, "Nitrogen Effects on Groundwater from Anaerobic Dairy Waste Ponds". Proceedings of 48th Purdue Industrial Conference, 1993.

    Samani, Z., J. A. Garcia, and D. Hartell, "A GIS based wellhead Protection Project for Southern New Mexico", Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems, ASCE Conference Proceeding, Park City, Utah, July, 1993.

    Samani Z., E. Herrera, "A Low-cost Water Measuring Device" NMSU Cooperative Extension Service Publication, Guide # M-226, 1994.

     Samani Z., Herrera Esteban, " A Low-Cost Water Measuring Device". NMSU Cooperative Extension Service publication, Giude M-226, 1994.

    Samani Z., R. Jacquez, K. Suraj, Carlos Hernandez, " Remediation of Contaminated Surface and Groundwater with Straw Filter" Invited paper, U.S. Mexico Foundation for Science Conference. Oct. 1994.

    Samani Z., J. Garcia, B. Avalos, "Groundwater Modeling For Wellhead Protection", 4th Annual WERC Technology Development Conference, Las Cruces, NM 1994.
     
    Heil, D., Z. Samani and A. Hanson, "The Competitive Binding of Lead by EDTA in Soils and Implications for Heap Leaching Remediation". 4th Annual WERC Technology Development Conference, Las Cruces, NM, 1994.

    Samani, Z., K. Suraj, R. Jacquez, "Removal of Heavy Metals From Contaminated Water Using an Organic Filter", Water Resources, Proceedings of the First International ASCE Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 1995.

    Samani, Z., J. Garcia and B. Avalos, "Calibration and Validation of a Groundwater Model for Southern New Mexico"., Groundwater Management, Proceeding of the International Symposium, ASCE, San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 1995.

    Samani Z., Krishnan Suraj and Ricardo Jacquez, " Removal of Heavy Metals From Contaminated Water Using an Organic Filter". Water Resources Engineering, proceedings of the first international conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 1995. pp. 1738-1743.

    Samani Z., Jorje Garcia and Benito Avalos, " Calibration and Validation of a Groundwater Model For Southern New Mexico". Groundwater Management, proceeding of the international symposium, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 1995. pp. 89-94.

    Garcia, J., B. Avalos and Z. Samani, " Terrain Modeling Application in the Delineation of Wellhead Protection Areas". Groundwater Management, Proceeding of the international symposium, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 1995. pp. 223-240.

    Avalos, B., Z. Samani and J. Garcia, "Use of a Particle Tracking Model and GIS for the Delineation of Wellhead Protection and Mapping of Potential Pollution Sources. Groundwater Management, Proceeding of the international symposium, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 1995. pp. 235-240.

    Creel B., Z. Samani, A. Hanson, N. Khandan, K. Steven, J. Kennedy, "Transboundary Aquifers in the El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces Region". Proceeding, ASCE Texas Section Meeting, El Paso, Texas, 1995.
     
    Z. Samani, A. Hanson, " A Wellhead Protection and Risk assessment Program for Southern New Mexico". Rumbles Magazine , AWWA Rocky Mountain Section, Feb., 1995.
     
    Rudd, B., A. Hanson, D. Heil, Z. Samani, E. Murphy, N. Sauer, "Recycling of EDTA Used in Soil Washing" Expanding Minority Opportunities Conference, Feb. 1995, Phoenix , AZ.


    Baca, A, B. Rudd, A. Hanson, D. Heil, Z. Samani, "Recycling of EDTA in Soil Washing" American Chemical Society of Junior Technologies, March 4, 1995, Puerto Rico.

    Hanson, A., Z. Samani, "Increasing Retention of Minority Students Through Mentoring Undergraduates in Research" Expanding Minority Opportunities: First Annual National Conference, Jan. 1995, Tempe, AZ.

    Z. Samani, "Chemical Injection Systems", Proceeding of Simposium Internacional de Ferti-Irrigacion. Sponosored by INIFAB. Invited paper, Nov. 1996, Hermosillo, Mexico.

    Z. Samani, "Chemistry of injection and Clogging", Proceeding of Simposium Internacional de Ferti-Irrigacion. Invited paper. Sponsored by INIFAB. Nov. 1996, Hermosillo, Mexico.

    Henggeler, J., Z. Samani, M.S. Flynn, and J.W. Zeitler," Evaluation of Various Evapotranspiration Equations for Texas and New Mexico". Proceedings of the 1996 Irrigation Association International Conference, Nov. 1996, San Antonio, TX.

    Hibbs, B., J. Ashworth, A. Hanson, Z. Samani, J. Kennedy, B. Creel, "Transboundary Aquifer Assessment along the U.S. Mexico Border." A joint WRRI & EPA publication., 1997.

    Samani Z., J. Garcia, "Mechanical Efficiency and Economical Efficiency of Pumps/An Industrial-Academic Collaboration in Education". 1998 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Seatle, Washington.

    Longworth, J., Z. Samani, Sam Ghosh, and A. Hanson, "Producing Energy from Solid Waste" A Pilot Scale Demonstration Project. NEDO International Conference, Tokyo, Japan, March 1998.

    Creel, B. T. Sammis, J. Kennedy, Z. Samani "Groundwater Aquifer Sensitivity Assessment and Management Practices."  WRRI Technical Report No. 305, 1998.

    Longworth J., Z. Samani, S. Ghosh, A. Hanson, "Energy Recovery From Solid Waste." Bio-Energy 98 Conference, Chicago, Il., 1998.

    Ghosh S., E. Rodriguez, Z. Samani, J. Longworth "Bi-phasic Biological Fermentation of Municipal Solid Waste." International Waste Management Conference, Belize, C.A., Sept. 1998.

    Samani Z., "Designing a Water Well" Acuiferos Costeros Conference. Hermosillo, Mexico, Sept. 1998.

    Samani Z., "Groundwater Resources and Challenges along the U.S.-Mexico Border." International Symposium on Groundwater. Dec. 1998, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

    Longworth J, Z. Samani, S. Ghosh, A. Hanson, “Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste”, Bio-Energy 98 conference, Chicago, IL, 1998.

    Samani Z., "Water Conservation and Planning "Acuiferos Costeros Conference, Empalme, Mexico, May, 1999.

    Yu, H., Z. Samani, A. Hanson. “Producing Energy from Organic Waste”,. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, State Meeting. Albuquerque, NM, 2000. Received the best paper award.

    H. Yu, A. Hanson, Z. Samani, G. Smith, “Energy production and compost generation from a Segregated Municipal Waste Stream. Innovative Use of Biosolids Symposium (sponsored by EPA), Chicago Illinois, Sep. 2000.

    Yu, H. A. Hanson, Z. Samani, G. Smith, “Production of bio-energy and subsequent composting of a simulated commercial organic solid waste stream”. Recycle 2000, Santa FE, NM, Nov. 2000.

    Yu, H, Z. Samani and A. Hanson, “Energy recovery from grass using two-phase anaerobic digestion”. Sixteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology. Philadelphia, Penn, Dec. 2000.


    Yu, H. A. Hanson, Z. Samani, G. Smith, “Enhanced Energy Production and Compost Generation using bi-phasic anaerobic digestion with cattle manure”, Innovative use of biosolids and animal manure (EPA sponsored), Chicago, IL. June 2001.


    Samani Z., A. Hanson, P. Funk, “Energy production from combined municipal  and agricultural waste”, 9th world congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Antwerp Belgium, Sep. 2001

    Hanson A, Z. Samani, G. Smith , P Funk, “Energy production and compost generation from cattle manure and cotton ginning waste”, animal Waste Management Conference, Arlington, Virginia, May, 2002.

    Samani Z, A Hanson, P. Funk. Production of Energy from cotton ginning waste and cow manure, IFAFS Animal Manure Management Meeting, Kansas City, KS, May 2002.

    Hanson A, Z. Samani, G. Smith, “ Producing Energy, compost and liquid fertilizer from solid”, 2002 NM Recycle Conference, Albuquerque, NM June 2002.

    Samani Z, A. Hanson, P. Funk. “Energy production from  Dairy Manure and cotton gin waste. International Symposium on anaerobic digestion of solid waste. Sep. 2002, Munich, Germany.

    Samani, Z. Rhonda Skaggs and H. Magallanez. Developing tools to optimize beneficial use of water in Rio Grande Basin. Water Resources Research Institute Annual Water Conference, Las Cruces, NM, 2002.

    Skaggs, R., Z. Samani. Optimizing water resource management in Mesilla Valley. International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) international conference, Phoenix, AZ. May 2003.

    Skaggs R., Z. Samani, The impact of Farm Size on Irrigation Practices and On-Farm Irrigation Efficiencies. Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual conference, Denver, CO. July 2003

    Samani, Z., R. Skaggs, H. Magallanez. Developing Tools to optimize Beneficial Use of Water in Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico Symposium on Hydrologic Modeling, Socorro, NM. Sponsored by WRRI, August 12, 2003

    Samani Z, J. Garcia and A. Mendoza. Groundwater Modeling and Wellhead Protection for East Mesa Aquifer. New Mexico Symposium on Hydrologic Modeling, Socorro, NM. Sponsored by WRRI, August 12, 2003.

    Samani, Z., R. Skaggs. Optimizing Beneficial Use of Water in Rio Grande Basin. Rio Grande Basin Initiative Conference, Veslaco, Texas, June 2003.

    Samani, Z., S. Nolin, Max. Bleiweiss, R. Skaggs. Calculating crop water use through satellite. Aqua3 conference, Laval University, Quebec. Canada. Jan 2004.

    Samani, Z., S. Nolin, Max Bleiweiss, R. Sanderson, R. Skaggs. Estimating Crop Evapotranspiration from Satellites: Regional ET Estimation Model (REEM). Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, Las Cruces, NM, April, 2004.

    Skaggs R., Z. Samani. Farm Size, Irrigation Practices, and On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency in New Mexico’s Elephant Butte Irrigation District. Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, Las Cruces, NM, April, 2004.

    Samani, Z. Rhonda Skaggs and H. Magallanez. Developing tools to optimize beneficial use of water in Rio Grande Basin. Water Resources Research Institute Annual Water Conference, Las Cruces, NM, Soccoro, Aug. 2004

    M. Macias-Corral, Z. Samani, A. Hanson, R. DelaVega, K. Halla. 2004. “Overcoming salinity problems , producing compost and biogas from cattle manure., Biocycle Magazine March Issue.

    M. Macias-Corral, Z. Samani, A. Hanson, R. DelaVega. 2004. "Producing energy and soil amendment from combined agricultural waste." Proceedings 10th World Congress in Anaerobic Digestion, Montreal, Canada.

    M.Macias-Corral, Z. Samani, A. Hanson, R. DelaVega, P.Funk, 2004. “Producing Energy and compost from agricultural waste”. Received Best Engineering Poster Award In AGEP conference, among seven participating universities.

    Hanson, A., Z. Samani, H. Sullivan, M. Macias, 2004. “ Assessment of biomass to energy technologies and suitability for the NM dairyman”. Report submitted to NM Energy, mineral and natural resources.

    Z. Samani, R. Skaggs, 2004. “ Developing tools to optimize beneficial use of water in Rio Grande Basin”. USCID International Conference Phoenix, AZ. March.

    Skaggs, R., Z. Samani “ The changing Face of Western Irrigated Agriculture”, Proceedings of Third International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, USCID, pp. 1-9. ISBN 1-887903-18-6.

    Skaggs, R. and Z. Samani. “Farm Size, Irrigation Practices, and On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency in New Mexico’s Elephant Butte Irrigation District.” In: Water District Management and Governance, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, 2005, pp. 489-498. ISBN 1-887903-18-6.

    Samani, Z., M. Bleiweiss, S. Nolin, and R. Skaggs. “Regional ET Estimation from Satellites.” In: Water District Management and Governance, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, 2005, pp. 613-619. ISBN 1-887903-18-6.

    Samani, Z., M. Bleiweiss, R. Skaggs, and R. Sanderson. “Calculating Pecan Water Use by Remote Sensing.” In: 39th Annual Western Pecan Conference Proceedings. NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and the Western Pecan Growers, 6-8 March 2005, pp. 51-57.

    Samani, Z., S. Bawazir, M. Bleiweiss, R. Skaggs, and T. Schmugge. Estimating Riparian ET through Remote Sensing. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 8 December 2005.

    Bawazir, S., M. Bleiweiss, Z. Samani, C. Almy, and T. Schmugge. ASTER Observations of Water Surface Temperature for Elephant Butte Reservoir in New Mexico. A presentation to the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 8 December 2005.

    Samani, Z., M. Bleiweiss, S. Nolin, and R. Skaggs. Regional ET Estimation from Satellites. A presentation to the Third International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage: Water District Management and Governance, United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, San Diego, CA, 30 March 2005. Samani presented.

    Zohrab Samani, R. Skaggs, M. Bleweiss. “ Regional ET Estimation Model, REEM”. 31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing from Satellite, June 20-24, St. Petersberg, Russia, 2005.

    Wang., J, T. Sammis, T. Meier, C. Simmons, Z. Samani “ A modified SEBAL model for spatially estimating pecan consumptive use for Las Cruces, NM”. 15th conference on applied climatology, Savannah, GA, June 2005.

    Skaggs, R. and Z. Samani. Farm Size, Irrigation Practices, and On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency in New Mexico’s Elephant Butte Irrigation District. A presentation to the Third International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage: Water District Management and Governance, United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, San Diego, CA, 1 April 2005. Skaggs presented.
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    Professional Registration:

    Registered Professional Engineer (PE), Water Resources and Agricultural Engineering, State of Utah and State of New Mexico
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    Honor Societies:

    Sigma Xi,
    Phi Kappa Phi,
    Who's Who International,
    Who's Who Among American Teachers.
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    Language Capabilities:

    Fluent in:
    Persian, English, Turkish, Spanish
    Some knowledge of, Arabic and Portuguese.       
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    Last updated October 29th 2009

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