Andre Daccache has more than 10 years of international research experience in agricultural water management and irrigation engineering. He has an MSc in land and water resources management from the International Agronomic Mediterranean Institute of Bari (IAMB) and a PhD in irrigation engineering from the politecnico di Bari (Italy). At Cranfield University (UK), he worked on numerous projects related to agricultural water management and climate change impact analysis. This include benchmarking irrigation efficiency and design of intelligent overhead system for precision irrigation in horticultural field crops. Before joining UC Davis, he was a senior consultant at IAMB working on EU-Mediterranean projects related to the development of research strategy in water for agriculture and innovative technologies to enhance the adoption of water reuse for irrigation in the North African countries.
His current research interest include precision irrigation, hydraulics of pipe line systems, crop modelling, water budgeting and climate change impact analysis.