Four students received awards for best student presentations at the 18th annual Hydrology Days (HD) held earlier this year at Colorado State University. The event is sponsored by AGU's Hydrology Section.
Mohamed Bennani Lakhim, Colorado State University, received the award in the Ph.D. oral presentation category for developing a stochastic risk-assessment methodology, based on numerical modeling of contaminant fate and transport in a heterogeneous aquifer, to better estimate the potential magnitude of exposure of an individual. His study analyzed the effects of the uncertainty of different groundwater parameters on the uncertainty of contaminant concentration in the aquifer. The Ph.D. poster category award went to Tarek A. Saba from the University of Colorado, Boulder, for his studies of the effect of groundwater flow dimensionality on mass transfer from entrapped nonaqueous phase liquid contaminants.