Dr. Gaurav Jha is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Conservation Irrigation Laboratory. His current research aims to evaluate irrigation decision support system tools in Central Valley of California to reduce California’s overall energy and water use, while maintaining food production. His research interests mainly relate to precision agriculture, crop production, irrigation management, environmental contaminations and its spatial variability in agricultural fields. Dr. Jha completed his Ph.D. in Plant and Environmental Sciences from New Mexico State University in December 2020 and his M.S. from Punjab Agricultural University (India) in 2016. His doctoral research focused on monitoring the heavy metal(loid) contaminations across the Animas Watershed after the Gold King Mine Spill.