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Gabriele Bonaiti

Bonaiti, Gabriele
Gabriele Bonaiti
Extension Program Specialist
309 Scoates Hall
(979) 862-2593
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Degree in Agricultural Sciences, University of Padova, Italy, 1992
B.S., Degree with a Major in Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Padova and University of Rovigo, Italy, 2008
Graduate Education
Ph.D., Degree in Environmental Agronomy, University of Padova, Italy, 1999

Research Interests

Canal Systems, Irrigation Scheduling, Hydrological and Crop Growth Modeling, Flow Metering & Monitoring, Water Quality Improvement, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Data Management, Web-based Information Technologies, Water Rights, Onsite Wastewater and Water Resources (OSSF)

Recent Publications and Reports

  1. Bonaiti, G., Karimov, A., and Fipps, G. A Simple Method for Calibrating a Radial Gate for Use as a Flow Measuring Device. Accepted for publication as full article paper in the Applied Engineering in Agriculture Journal (Accepted December 18, 2017)
  2. Bonaiti, G., Karimov, A.K., Gerlich, R., and Jantrania, A., 2017. Knowing source of sewage: Methodologies and geographic online database tools to update and retrieve information in real time. Written for presentation at the 2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Sponsored by ASABE. Spokane, Washington, July 16-19, 2017. DOI: 10.13031/aim.201700469, Paper Number: 1700469
  3. Bonaiti, G., Gerlich, R., Karimov, A.K., and Jantrania, A., 2017. OSSF Inventory and Analysis Report. Final Project Report, Submitted to TCEQ on October 31 (Approved by TCEQ on December 8)
  4. Bonaiti, G., 2017. Maintenance of Spatial Database Structure, Final Project Report. Submitted to the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District, December 22
  5. Bonaiti, G., and Fipps, G., 2016. Methodology for quantifying impacts of urbanization on the water distribution networks of irrigation districts. Agricultural Water Management Journal 176, 270–279, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2016.05.023
  6. Bonaiti, G., 2014. Progress in Developing Web-Based Management Systems for Water Districts. Presented at the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Spring Specialty Conference on: Geographic Information Systems VIII – Data to Decisions, May 14, Snowbird, Utah
  7. Bonaiti G., Fipps G., 2014. Evaluation of Canal Lining Projects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas – 2013 Ratings and Analysis. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Water Research Institute Technical Report, TR-465
  8. Bonaiti G. and G. Fipps, 2013. Rapid Implementation Program (RIP) to Improve Operational Management and Efficiencies in Irrigation Districts in Iraq. In Brian T. Wahlin and Susan S. Anderson, Using 21st Century Technology to Better Manage Irrigation Water Supplies, Proceedings of the USCID Seventh International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Phoenix, Arizona, April 16-19, 45-57.
  9. Bonaiti G. and G. Fipps, 2011. Evaluation of the CRITERIA Irrigation Scheme Soil Water Balance Model in Texas. Rio Grande Basin Initiative, Irrigation Technology Center, Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Texas Water Research Institute Technical Report, TR-418, http://twri.tamu.edu/reports/2011/tr418.pdf
  10. Bonaiti G. and M. Borin, 2010. Efficiency of controlled drainage and subirrigation in reducing nitrogen losses from agricultural fields. Agricultural Water Management Journal, 98, 343-352, DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.09.008