Katie Smith from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, won the Young Water Engineer 2018 prize for her presentation "UK historic drought reconstructions: using the past to inform the future" at the 19th UK-IWA Young Water Professionals Conference 'Towards a resilient water future' at Cranfield University in April 2018.
Katie presented work undertaken at CEH to reconstruct river flows and characterising historic hydrological droughts within Historic Droughts. She then showed how these data are being used to inform UK drought monitoring and forecasting within the ENDOWS project which aims to communicate and engage users with outputs from the RCUK Drought & Water Scarcity Programme.
Katie collected her award from the Worshipful Company of Engineers at the Plaisterers Hall in London in July 2018.
Went to collect my “Young Water Engineer 2018” prize from the @WCoEngineers this week @plaisterershall for my @HistDroughtsUK #IMPETUS and #HydrologicalOutlooks research @CEHScienceNews #ProudMoment pic.twitter.com/hEAZ51P8zD— Katie Smith (@katieasmith26) 13 July 2018