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:: Stuart W. Styles ::


Stuart W. Styles

Director, ITRC


Office: BRAE 08A-002B
Phone: 805-756-2429
Fax: 805-756-2433
sstyles@calpoly.edu
 

 

  D.Engr., P.E., C.I.D.

  • Specializes in irrigation project efficiency improvement studies; on-farm irrigation management, design, and evaluation
  • 20 years field experience in irrigation as a consultant and engineer
  • Former Chairperson of IA Certification Board of Governors
  • Served on Irrigation Association Board of Directors
  • Irrigation Association Person of the Year - 2004
  • Registered Civil Engineer, California
  • Certified Irrigation Designer

 

  Teaches the following University irrigation classes:

  • BRAE 236 Principles of Irrigation
  • BRAE 312 Water Hydraulics
  • BRAE 433 Concrete Structures Design

 

 

  Education:

  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • M.B.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • D.Engr., Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA

 

   Examples of publications by Stuart Styles:

  • Quinn, N., R. Smith, C.M. Burt, T. Slavin, S.W. Styles, and A. Mansoubi. 1989. Water Seepage from Unlined Ditches and Reservoirs. California Agriculture.

  • Welch, D., T. O'Halloran, and S.W. Styles. 1991. Tailwater Recovery Demonstration Program Study. Proceedings from The Irrigation Association 1991 International Exposition and Technical Conference.

  • Styles, S.W. 1992. Broad-Crested Weir Application on 15,000 Acre Farm. Proceedings from American Society of Civil Engineers, Specialty Conference: Water Forum '92.

  • Burt, C.M., and S.W. Styles. 1994. Drip and Microirrigation for Trees, Vines, and Row Crops, with special sections on buried drip. Irrigation Training & Research Center, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, ISBN 0-9643634-0-2, 261 pages.

  • Burt, C.M., R. Walker, J. Parrish, and S.W. Styles. 1995. Irrigation System Evaluation Manual - rev. 1995 for Windows. Irrigation Training & Research Center, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

  • Burt. C.M. and S.W. Styles. 1996. Sizing of Header and Flushing Manifolds for Row Crop Drip. Irrigation Journal.

  • Merriam, J., and S.W. Styles. 1996. Incorporation of Simple Reservoirs into Irrigation Supply Systems to Simplify Flexible Operations. Written for submittal to the 16th ICID Congress in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Styles, S.W., and C.M. Burt. 1996. Evaluation of Subsurface Drip Irrigation on Peppers. Cal Poly Irrigation Training & Research Center, submitted to the California Energy Commission.

  • Roberts, J., and S.W. Styles. 1997. Drip Irrigation Technology: A Resource Management Tool for Farmers. Irrigation Journal.

  • Soppe, W., and S.W. Styles. 1998. Improving Water Properties to Increase Infiltration Characteristics. Conference Proceedings, USCID conference, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Styles, S.W., and C.M. Burt. 1999. Subsurface Flow Water Balance Components for Irrigation Districts in the San Joaquin Valley. Conference Proceedings, USCID Conference on Benchmarking Irrigation System Performance Using Water Measurement and Water Balances, San Luis Obispo, California.

  • Burt, C.M., and S.W. Styles. 1999.  Modern Water Control and Management Practices in Irrigation: Impact on Performance. Water Reports #19.  224 p.  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  ISSN 1020-1203.  ISBN 92-5-103282-9.

  • Styles, S.W., C.M. Burt, R.D. Khalsa and R. Norman.  1999.  Case Study: Modernization of the Government Highline Canal.  Proceedings, Modernization of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems.  1999 USCID Workshop in Phoeniz, AZ.  October 17-21.  pp. 187-202.

  • Styles, S.W., C.M. Burt, M. Lehmkuhl and J. Sweigard.  1999.  Case Study: Modernization of the Patterson Water District.  Proceedings, Modernization of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems.  1999 USCID Workshop in Phoeniz, AZ.  October 17-21.  pp. 647-662.

  • Burt, C.M., and S.W. Styles.  2000.  Drip and Micro Irrigation.  Irrigation Training & Research Center.  Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California.  ISBN 0-9643634-2-9.  292 p.

  • Burt, C.M., and S.W. Styles.  2000.  Irrigation District Service in the Western United States.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering.  ASCE 126(5): 279-282.

  • Burt, C.M., and S.W. Styles.  2001.  Rapid Appraisal Process and Benchmarking.  http://www.itrc.org/reports/reports.htm.

  • Schantz, F.F., S.W. Styles, B. Freeman, C.M. Burt, and D. Stevens.  July 2002.  Modernizing Irrigation Facilities at Sutter Mutual Water Company: A Case Study.  Proceedings of United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage Conference on Energy, Climate Environment and Water - Issues and Opportunities for Irrigation and Drainage.  Held in San Luis Obispo, CA July 9-12.  pp. 283-298.

  • Burt, C.M. and S.W. Styles.  2004.  Conceptualizing Irrigation Project Modernization Through Benchmarking and the Rapid Appraisal Process.  Irrigation and Drainage 53(2): 145-154.  Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/108563546/PDFSTART).

  • Styles, S.W., B. Busch, D. Howes, and M. Cardenas.  2006.  Non-Standard Structure Flow Measurement Evaluation using the Flow Rate Indexing Procedure - QIP.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.