2014 Poster Presentation Winners

April 9, 2014

This year, IECA had 15 students (representing 17 of its University Partner schools) moderating sessions as well as presenting posters. Here are the winners of this year’s Poster Presentation Contest.

Bill Trenouth’s first-place poster offers a graphic representation for “Monitoring and Modeling of Soil Loss from Southern Ontario Basins During Predevelopment and Development Activities.”

This research summarizes the efforts of two years of intensive field monitoring of water quantity and quality from construction sites experiencing various phases of development. The data obtained have been used to elucidate site-specific characteristics and to develop a new approach to event-based water-quality monitoring.

Trenouth attends the University of Guelph.

Michael Perez’s poster presentation showcases currently ongoing research and large-scale testing efforts focused on improving existing storm drain inlet protection practices.

The study, being conducted at the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF), includes the investigation of coarse aggregate, manufactured devices, sandbags, silt fencing, and wattle barriers for protecting drop inlets during construction activities. Effective inlet protection practice needs, developed testing procedures, data collection practices, and performance characteristics will be discussed.

Perez is a student at the University of Auburn.

Jenny Hill’s poster addresses the topic of “Stormwater Performance of Green Roof Design Criteria in Southern Ontario.”

A modular experiment of green roof construction variables was used to determine the effects of irrigation, vegetation, and planting media on stormwater management. Irrigation in particular is already known to have a detrimental effect on net rainwater retention, peak discharge reduction, and extended peak lag time. The comparison of three irrigation programs in combination with other design variables permits the quantification of this effect.

Hill attends the University of Toronto.