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April 16, 2019

Erin Dougherty earns 3rd place research presentation award at Hydrology Days

Erin Dougherty placed third for her research presentation at Hydrology Days, an annual American Geophysical Union conference at CSU that brings together students, faculty, staff and scientists from a wide range of water-related disciplines. Dougherty presented her Ph.D. research on “Flood-Producing Storms in a Current and Future Climate Using High-Resolution Convection-Permitting Simulations in the United States.”

“Presenting this atmospheric science-focused research to a room full of hydrologists and civil engineers was a worthwhile experience, and even led to some interdisciplinary collaborations,” Dougherty said. “It was particularly gratifying to receive the award because it showed me the broader importance of my work in relation to a wide range of water-related issues.”

In addition to a cash award, her research will be featured in an upcoming issue of Colorado Water, a publication produced by the Colorado Water Center that highlights water research and activities at CSU and throughout Colorado.

Dougherty, who is also a School of Global Environmental Sustainability Leadership Fellow, recently discussed related subject matter in a blog post, “How Science Can Help a Crumbling Water Infrastructure in the U.S.