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Handyside, Patrick Ernest, M.Sc. P.Eng.

Senior Water Management Engineer – Agricultural Water Resources Engineering

Contact Information:

174 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4S9
Telephone: 226-217-8001

Areas of Expertise:

  • Irrigation & Drainage Systems
  • Filtration and Water Treatment Systems for Agricultural Water Sources
  • Fertigation and Water Treatment Systems for Greenhouse Operations
  • Woodchip Bioreactors for Treating Tile Drain Affluent

Current Projects:

  • Linking Plant Available Water Capacity (PAWC) to Irrigation Scheduling - monitoring soil moisture and water table depth fluctuations for seven production horticultural production systems
  • Treating Surface Water for Dairy Barns - monitoring source water quality at 15 dairy farms that use surface water for operational needs
  • Increasing Control Drainage/Sub-Irrigation Adoption - assessing the practicality and effectiveness of controlled drainage and sub-irrigation on a range of crop production systems


  • University of Guelph – Special Graduate Faculty in support of the Department of Pathobiology

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