The management of irrigation systems in Minnesota involves multiple scientific disciplines. Soil science informs us as to how much water can be held in the soil profile for plant uptake. Agronomy and atmospheric science interact to inform us as to how much water crops will need on a given day. And engineering provides use with the technical knowledge to make sure that we can efficiently apply the right amount of irrigation water as dictated by the aforementioned scientific disciplines. Irrigation Engineering through the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering is focused on making sure that irrigation water delivery systems are as efficient as possible to assure that clean, safe water is available for future generations of Minnesotans.