How to Interpret Hydraulic Conductivity Data

Application expert Leo Rivera discusses how to ensure you’re getting the most thorough and meaningful insights from every data set.

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You need to understand how water is moving (or not moving) through your soil. Gathering precise, accurate, and timely data is the first hurdle, which can be conquered with the right instrumentation. But how do you make sure you’re getting the most thorough and meaningful insights from every data set?

In this 30-minute webinar, METER research scientist Leo Rivera explores examples of hydraulic conductivity data you might encounter during your research and breaks down what to look for, what to avoid, and how to reach the most insightful conclusions your data has to offer. In this webinar:

  • Learn how to interpret hydraulic conductivity data
  • Take a deep dive into SATURO data and how to make the most of it
  • Explore data collected in the lab vs field
  • Examine impacts of land use and soil health


Leo Rivera operates as a research scientist and Director of Client Success at METER Group, the world leader in soil moisture measurement. He earned his undergraduate degree in Agriculture Systems Management at Texas A&M University, where he also got his Master’s degree in Soil Science. There he helped develop an infiltration system for measuring hydraulic conductivity used by the NRCS in Texas. Currently, Leo is the force behind application development in METER’s hydrology instrumentation including the SATUROHYPROP and WP4C. He also works in R&D to explore new instrumentation for water and nutrient movement in soil.

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