PhD students win top honours for hydrology presentations

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Two civil and environmental doctoral candidates received outstanding student presentation awards in the hydrology section of the annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Danyka Byrnes and Robert Chlumsky spoke about their research at the event held online in December. Considered to be one of the premier international geophysical conferences, it normally draws over 25,000 participants.

Byrnes, whose doctoral supervisor is Nandita Basu, a civil and environmental engineering professor, is focusing her research on anthropogenic impacts on water resources.

Chlumsky is working with James Craig and Bryan Tolson, civil and environmental engineering professors, on hydrologic modelling and model structure optimization.

Both Brynes and Chlumsky are working on their third Waterloo Engineering degree.