Tufts University Water: Systems, Science, and Society Program
with support from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center, presents
the 3rd Annual WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium

Friday, April 27, 2012
51 Winthrop Street, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Poster Session

The Poster Session showcased student research on pressing water issues from a variety of disciplines. Posters were be on display throughout the day of the symposium and were judged by water professionals, including professionals from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, US Envionmental Protection Agency, and the USGS.

Congratulations to our Student Poster Competition Winners!

First Place

A GIS-based approach to identify priority locations for stormwater best management practices in the Aberjona River watershed
Jeffrey Walker, Glennon Beresin, Anne Sexton, Gabrielle Gareau, Shuo Zhao, Yudan Jiang, Kate Olson, Laura Crossley, Ruiruo Wu, Rusty Russell, Richard Vogel, Tufts University

Second Place

Enhancing plasma selenoproteins through selenite supplementation in arsenicosispatients in rural Bangladesh
Melanie Valencia, Elena Stekolchik, Ervila Behri, Stephanie Asusta, Mohammad Alauddin, Wagner College

Honorable Mentions

Hydrogeochemical assessment of groundwater quality of Punjab and Haryana, India
Vijaya Jyoti, Ellen Douglas, Robyn Hannigan, UMass Boston

Risk-based trend detection for climate change adaptation
Ana Rosner, Richard Vogel, Tufts University
; Paul Kirshen, University of New Hampshire

 

All 2012 Poster Titles and Authors


Water consumption patterns and enteric infection transmission in rural and urban settings of Vellore, India

Negin Ashoori, Tufts University; Venkat Raghava Mohan, Deepthi Kattula, Vinohar Balraj, Christian Medical College; Elena N. Naumova, Tufts University

Numerical simulation of road salt transport near a public water supply
Jacob Anderson, Boston College

Reservoir management optimization for large-scale ecological restoration in the Connecticut River basin
Alec Bernstein, UMass Amherst

Improving water quality and sanitation in rural Namibian communities: Assessment and development of community-integrated implementation
Valerie Boutin, Caitlin Butler, Samuel Kesseli, Mary Clare McCorry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Parameterizing water retention structures in Kenya’s lake region
Tom Boving and Joseph Dumont, University of Rhode Island

Rethinking waste: How source-separated urine can foster environmental and economic sustainability in Cape Cod
Lauren Cole and Danilo Morale, Tufts University

Evaluating the usefulness of climate forecast system (CFS) precipitation products for reservoir operations
Rebecca Guihan, UMass Amherst

Stable isotope study of groundwater in arsenic contaminant plume at Shepley’s Hill, Devens, Massachusetts
Branden Hildum, Yu Xie, Boston College; Robert Simeone, Department of the Army Base Realignment and Closure Division

Arsenic speciation and groundwater chemistry at Shepley’s Hill Landfill, Devens, Massachusetts
Brendan Hildum, Boston College

A sustainability index for water resources: Landscape irrigation
Michael Igo, Irrigation Consulting, Inc.

Hydrogeochemical assessment of groundwater quality of Punjab and Haryana, India
Vijaya Jyoti, Ellen Douglas, Robyn Hannigan, UMass Boston

WaSHUp: Innovating water, sanitation, and hygiene upgrades in langrug, South Africa
Macauley Kenney, Ryan Shooshan, Justin Siemian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Drought management and agriculture in the ACF basin: An analysis of management options under climate change
Laura Kuhl and Laura Read, Tufts University

International educators community development pilot program in Peru
Sara Matasci and Laura Read, Tufts University

Potential public health and environmental impacts of silver nanoparticles
Anjuliee Mittelman, Yonggang Wang, Kurt Pennell, Tufts University

Management strategies for transition to sustainable agricultural irrigation
Kevin Mulligan, Yi-Chen E. Yang, David Ahlfeld, Casey Brown, UMass Amherst

Fabricating chemically robust chitosan films for water purification
Annuli N. Okoye, David P. Gamliel, Jessica D. Schiffman, UMass Amherst

Water plans and climate change plans in the Northeast
An Pham, UMass Amherst

Climate impacted streamflow for the Connecticut River watershed
Austin Polebitski, Kyle O’Neil (Presenter), UMass Amherst

Optimization of dynamically controlled cistern for CSO control and green roof irrigation
Julia Ryan, Ke Li, Casey Brown, UMass Amherst; Marcus Quigley, Geosyntec Consultants

Risk-based trend detection for climate change adaptation
Ana Rosner, Richard Vogel, Tufts University
; Paul Kirshen, University of New Hampshire

Are temperatures rising in groundwater systems? Evaluating the dynamics of heat buffering in hydrogeological systems
Zackary Smith, David Boutt, UMass Amherst

Performance comparison of structural stormwater BMPs for nutrient removal
Tomer Soran, UMass Amherst

Analysis of varying spatial resolution on GCM simulation skill in the northeastern United States
Caitlin Spence, Sarah Whateley, Scott Steinschneider, Ke Li, Casey Brown, UMass Amherst

StreamStats and the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)
Peter Steeves, US Geological Survey

Enhancing plasma selenoproteins through selenite supplementation in arsenicosispatients in rural Bangladesh
Melanie Valencia, Elena Stekolchik, Ervila Behri, Stephanie Asusta, Mohammad Alauddin, Wagner College

A GIS-based approach to identify priority locations for stormwater best management practices in the Aberjona River watershed
Jeffrey Walker, Glennon Beresin, Anne Sexton, Gabrielle Gareau, Shuo Zhao, Yudan Jiang, Kate Olson, Laura Crossley, Ruiruo Wu, Rusty Russell, Richard Vogel, Tufts University

Innovation and adoption: Forecasts and water management in the northeastern United States
Sarah Whateley, Casey Brown, Richard Palmer, Jenna Marquard, Erin Baker, UMass Amherst

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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