Katie Weitzel and her team were awarded for their research poster titled Treatment and Reuse of Agricultural Drainage Water: Challenges and Opportunities. Weitzel, a Ph.D. student at the University of Cincinnati, attended the 2022 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Research and Education Conference to represent her work.
“There were a lot of people interested in this work and I had a lot of interaction with people during the poster session,” said Weitzel. “It was nice to see so many people interested in this and starting discussions about treatment of non-traditional water sources.”
Weitzel and her team’s research focuses on water innovation surrounding agricultural drainage, and their poster presented information from the agricultural baseline work they’ve been investigating as part of the NAWI research consortium. The poster content complemented the conference theme, “Environmental Engineering at the Confluence,” which covered the full breadth of environmental engineering. The conference explored emerging developments in the field and focused four areas of convergence: convergence of education and research, convergence of research in air, water, and soil, convergence of research and action, and convergence of research, practice, and entrepreneurship.