The following list includes publications produced in the Water Innovation Lab from the past five years.

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Gaj, N. and Madramootoo, C.A. "Effects of Perforation Geometry on Pipe Drainage in Agricultural Lands." J. Irrig. Drain. Eng., in pres doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.000148
Jiang, Q., Z. Qi, L. Xue, M. Bukovsky, C.A. Madramootoo, W. Smith. 2020. Assessing climate change impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, N losses in drainage and crop production in a subsurface drained field. Science of the Total Environment.
Ihuoma, S. O., Madramootoo, C. A. 2020. Narrow-band reflectance indices for mapping the combined effects of water and nitrogen stress in high-value vegetable crops. Biosystems Engineering.
Crezé, C. and C.A. Madramootoo.  2019.  Water table management and fertilizer application impacts on CO2, N2O and CH4 fluxes in a corn agro-ecosystem.  Scientific Reports,
Lloyd, K., C.A. Madramootoo, K.P. Edwards, A. Grant.  2019.  Greenhouse gas emissions from selected horticultural production systems in a cold temperate climate.  Geoderma, 349:45-55
Ihuoma, S. O., Madramootoo, C. A. 2019. Sensitivity of spectral vegetation indices for monitoring water stress in tomato plants. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture
Ihuoma, S. O., Madramootoo, C. A. 2019. Crop reflectance indices for mapping water stress in greenhouse grown bell pepper. Agricultural Water Management
Jiang, Q., Z. Qi, C. A. Madramootoo and C. Crézé. 2019. Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in subsurface-drained field using RZWQM2. Science of the Total Environment.
Lowitt, K. , K.Gray-Donald, G.M. Hickey, A. Saint Ville, I. Francis-Granderson, C.A. Madramootoo and L. Phillip.  2018.  The Obesity Pandemic & Food Insecurity in Developing Countries: A case study from the Caribbean Food and Public Health, a Practical Introduction, published by Oxford University Press. Chapter 10, pp 255-280.
Madramootoo, C.A. and R. Benfica. 2018. Smallholder irrigation in a broader productivity and value chain framework: implications for IFAD investments Effective Rural Development: IFAD’s evidence based approach to managing for results. Chapter 10, pp. 111-121.
Essein, M., Ihuoma, I., Seguin, R. 2018. Proceedings: Symposium on Climate Change, Agriculture, Water and Livelihoods. 

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Edwards, K. P., Madramootoo, C. A., Whalen, J. K., Adamchuk, V. I., Mat Su, A. S., Benslim, H. 2018. Nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide emissions from surface and subsurface drip irrigated tomato fields.  Canadian Journal of Soil Science 98(2): 1–10.

Jiang, Q., Qi, Z., Madramootoo, C.A., Singh, A.K. 2018. Simulating hydrologic cycle and crop production in a subsurface drained and sub-irrigated field in Southern Quebec using RZWQM2. Journal of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 146(2): 31-42. 

Madramootoo, C.A. 2018. Framing Smallholder Irrigation in a New Business Context. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage 67(2): 55-59. 

Ihuoma, S. and C.A. Madramootoo. 2017. Recent advances in crop water stress detection. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 141: 267-275

Permansingh, J. 2017. Hydrological Analysis of the Historical May 2017 Flooding Event in Montreal and Surrounding Areas. BREE 631: IWRM Internship Final Report, submitted for the partial fulfillment of the Masters of Science in Integrated Water Resources Management. 

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Seltzer, R. 2017. Proceedings: Innovation 2030+ Symposium. 

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Gaj, N. and C.A. Madramootoo. 2017. Long term simulations of the hydrology for sugar cane fields in the humid tropics: Case study on Guyana's coastland. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 143(8).

Yari, A., C.A. Madramootoo, S.A. Woods, V. I. Adamchuk, and H-H. Huang. 2017. Performance Evaluation of Constant Versus Variable Rate Irrigation. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage.


Joshi, N., A. Singh, and C. A. Madramootoo. 2017. Application of DSSAT model to simulate corn yield under long-term tillage and residue practices. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 60(1):67-83.  

Gupta, D. and C. A. Madramootoo. 2016. Escherichia coli contamination on Ready-To-Eat (RTE), lettuce. Exposure and Health 8:1-11.


Boluwade, A. and C.A. Madramootoo. 2016. Independent principal component analysis for simulation of soil water content and bulk density in a Canadian Watershed. International Soil and Water Conservation Research Journal 4(3):151-158.

Gupta, D. and C. A. Madramootoo. 2016. Fate and transport of Escherichia coli in Tomato production. Exposure and Health 9(1): 13–25.

Joshi, N., D. Gupta, S. Suryavanshi, J. Adamowski, and C.A, Madramootoo. 2016. Analysis of trends and dominant periodicities in drought variables in India: A wavelet transform based approach. Atmospheric Research 182: 200-220.

Gombault, C., C.A. Madramootoo, A.R. Michaud, I. Beaudin, M.F. Sottile, M. Chikhaoui, F.F. Ngwa. 2015. Impacts of climate change on nutrient losses from the Pike River watershed of southern Québec. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 95(4):337-358.

Bourgault, M., C. A. Madramootoo, H. A. Webber, G. Stulina, M. G. Horst, and D. L. Smith. 2015. A short season Canadian soybean cultivar double cropped after winter wheat in Uzbekistan with and without inoculation with Bradyrhizobium. Journal of Plant Studies 4(2):74-80.

Boluwade, A. and C.A. Madramootoo. 2015. Geostatistical independent simulation of spatially correlated soil variables. Computers and Geosciences 85(B): 3-15.

Boluwade, A., C.A. Madramootoo, C., and A. Yari. 2015. Application of unsupervised clustering techniques for management zone delineation: Case study of variable rate irrigation in Southern Alberta, Canada. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 142(1).

Boluwade, A. and C.A. Madramootoo. 2015. Determining the influence of land use change and soil heterogeneities on discharge, sediment and phosphorus. Journal of Environmental Informatics 25(2): 126-135.

Joshi, N., A. Singh and C.A. Madramootoo. 2015. Corn yield simulation under different nitrogen loading and climate change scenarios. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 141(10).

Joshi, N., C. S. P. Ojha, P. K. Sharma, and C. A. Madramootoo. 2014. Application of non-equilibrium fracture matrix model in simulating reactive contaminant transport through fractured porous media. Water Resources Research 51(1): 390–408.

Singh, A., C.A. Madramootoo and D.L. Smith. 2014. Impact of different water management scenarios on corn water use efficiency. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 57(5):1319-1328.

Gombault, C., M-F. Sottile, F.F Ngwa, C.A. Madramootoo, A.R Michaud, I. Beading and M. Chikhaoui, 2014. Modelling climate change impacts on the hydrology of an agricultural watershed in southern Québec. Canadian Water Resources Journal 40(1): 71-86.

Goyal, M.K., C.A. Madramootoo and J. Richards. 2014. Simulation of the streamflow for the Rio Nuevo watershed of Jamaica for use in agricultural water scarcity planning. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 141(3).

Aladenola, O and C.A. Madramootoo. 2014. Evaluation of solar radiation estimation methods for reference evapotranspiration estimation in Canada. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 118(3): 377–385.

Ngwa, F., C.A. Madramootoo and S. Jabaji. 2014. Comparison of cyanobacterial microcystin synthetase (mcy) E gene transcript levels, mcy E gene copies, and biomass as indicators of microcystin risk under laboratory and field conditions. Microbiology Open 3(4): 411-425.


Morrison, J., C.A. Madramootoo and M. Chikahoui. 2014. Modeling agricultural land drainage under spring snowmelt conditions with DRAINMOD. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 41(4): 275-284.

Young-Rojanschi, C.A. and C. A. Madramootoo. 2014. Comparing the performance of biosand filters operated with multiday residence periods. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology -AQUA 64(2): 157-167.

Young-Rojanschi, C.A. and C. A. Madramootoo. 2014. Intermittent versus continuous operation of biosand filters. Water Research 49(1):1-10.

Aladenola, O and C.A. Madramootoo. 2014. Response of greenhouse grown bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) to variable irrigation. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 94(2):303-310.

Ngwa, F., C.A. Madramootoo. 2014. Development and application of a multiplex qPCR technique to detect multiple microcystin- producing cyanobacterial genera in a Canadian freshwater lake. Journal of Applied Phycology 26(4): 1675–1687.

Rasouli, S., J.K. Whalen, and C.A. Madramootoo. 2014. Review: Reducing residual soil nitrogen losses from agroecosystems for surface water protection in Quebec and Ontario, Canada: Best management practices, policies and perspectives. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 94(2): 109-127.

Singh, A.K., M.K. Goyal and C.A. Madramootoo. 2014. Corn yield simulation using the STICS model under varying  nitrogen management and climate change scenarios.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 140(4).

Richards, J., C. A. Madramootoo and M. K. Goyal. 2014. Determining irrigation requirements for vegetables and sugarcane in Jamaica. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage 63(3): 340-348.

Boluwade, A. and C. A. Madramootoo. 2013. Modeling the Impacts of Spatial Heterogeneity in the Castor Watershed on Runoff, Sediment, and Phosphorus Loss Using SWAT: I. Impacts of Spatial Variability of Soil Properties. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 224(10).

Richards, J., C. A. Madramootoo, M. K. Goyal and A. Trotman. 2013. Application of the SPI and NDVI for evaluating irrigation demands in Jamaica. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 139(11): 922-932.

Boluwade, A. and C. A. Madramootoo. 2013. Assessment of uncertainty in soil test phosphorus using kriging techniques and sequential Gaussian simulation: Implications for water quality management in Southern Quebec. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 48(4):344-357.

Dayyani, S., S. O. Prasher, A. Madani, C. A. Madramootoo, P. Enright. 2013. Evaluation of WARMF model for flow and nitrogen transport in an agricultural watershed under a cold climate.  Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 48(4):400-413.

Senecal, S and C.A. Madramootoo. 2013. Tools for the implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in the Caribbean. Water Policy 15(5):859-870.

Madramootoo, C.A. and J. Morrison. 2013. Advances and challenges with micro-irrigation.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage 62(3):255-261.

Madramootoo, C.A. 2013. Invited Editorial. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage 62(3):245-246.

Bourgault, M., D. Smith, C.A. Madramootoo, H. Webber, P. Dutilleul. G. Stulina, and M.G. Horst. 2013. Legume production and irrigation strategies in the Aral Sea basin: yield, yield components, water relations and crop development of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L) and Mungbean (Vigna radiat). Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 199(4):241-252.

Madramootoo, C.A., J. Morrison and M. Chikahoui, 2013. Modeling the impact of tile drain spacing on phosphorus losses from two agricultural fields in southern Québec, Canada. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 48(3): 279-293.

Jaria, F. and C.A. Madramootoo. 2013. Thresholds for irrigation management of processing tomatoes using soil moisture sensors in southwestern Ontario. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 56(1): 155-166.

Sheibani, S., S. Yanni, R. Wilhelm, J. Whalen, L. Whyte, C. Greer, and C.A. Madramootoo.  2013. Soil bacteria and archaea found in long-term corn (Zea mays L.) agroecosystems in Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 93(1): 45-57


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