New Technology to Help Conserve Water On-Farm




In this week's North American Ag Spotlight Chrissy Wozniak speaks with Virridy's CEO & founder Evan A Thomas, PhD, PE, MPH about this new ag tech that controls irrigation pumps by satellite. Evan is also the Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and Resilience and the Climate Innovation Collaboratory at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a tenured Associate Professor in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department. He has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder, is a registered Professional Engineer, and has a Masters in Public Health from the Oregon Health and Science University.


Evan’s technical background is in water and air testing and treatment applied in developing communities through to operational spacecraft. Previously, Evan worked as a civil servant at the NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas for six years. At NASA, Evan was a principal investigator and project manager in the Life Support and Habitability Systems Branch working on flight hardware for the Space Shuttle, the Space Station, and concepts for Moon and Mars spacecraft.


Virridy Inc. develops and deploys technologies to manage water, energy, and agricultural resources in remote, off-grid environments including Africa and North America. The company’s low-cost satellite-connected sensors are compatible with a wide range of fixed infrastructure and support carbon credits, energy incentives, water permitting, and other environmental market commodities.


Learn more about Virridy at https://virridy.com/

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