Dr. Chieng is a soil and water engineer with a specialty in drainage and irrigation engineering. He has extensive experience in international development with special emphasis on soil and water management for sustainable food and fibre production, drainage of recreational areas (sport fields and golf courses) and environmental impact studies. His field and lab research cover the areas of drainage and irrigation systems planning, design and installation; integrated water management system operations and performance evaluations; impact of irrigation and drainage on water and soils; solute movement in irrigated soils; salinity control; windblown dust mitigation; environmental impact assessment; computer modeling and cost/benefit analysis.
Soil and water engineering, drainage and irrigation systems planning, design and installation; integrated water management system operations and performance evaluations; impact of irrigation and drainage on water and solute movement in soils, soil salinity control and windblown dust mitigation
Environmental Impact Studies
A course to familiarize the student with environmental impact assessment legislation and to discuss design and construction considerations useful in minimizing and mitigating such impacts.
Hydrologic processes - weather, precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, snowmelt and runoff generation. Emphasis on quantitative techniques including: hydrograph analysis, reservoir and channel routing, statistical methods and design floods, hydrologic modelling.
Engineering Design and Analysis I
Integration and application of previously acquired knowledge and skills to find design solutions. Focus on conceptual designs.
Engineering Design and Analysis II
Integration and application of previously acquired knowledge and skills to find design solutions. Extends the conceptual design of CIVL 445 into detailed design projects.
Integration of soil physics, chemistry, and biology in understanding essential soil processes.
Sustainable Soil Management