Senior Research Chair
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Dr. Willemijn Appels is Senior Research Chair at Lethbridge College, leading the Mueller Irrigation Group. Trained as a hydrologist and soil physicist at Wageningen University (the Netherlands), her expertise is in measuring and modeling water flow and solute transport above and below the soil surface. The Mueller Irrigation Group was established in 2016 and investigates how new scientific findings in the field of agricultural water management can be translated into practical applications for producers in the irrigated agriculture sector of southern Alberta. The group works on new sensor systems and management practices to achieve better water and nutrient use efficiency in collaboration with industry partners across the irrigation sector.