Environmental Engineering Sciences student Quinn Zacharias won third place in the Water Resources Student Research Poster Contest at the 28th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference on Friday, January 25.
Zacharias’ poster titled “Re-Examining a Decade and Half Long Standard: A Case Study on the Florida Everglades 10 Parts-Per-Billion Phosphorous Water Quality Standard,” focused on progression toward finding the ideal water quality standard in the Everglades.
In his poster, he made suggestions on striving toward understanding the ideal water quality standard. He summarized the legislative background of the water quality standard and highlighted several current affairs that may impact the relevancy of the standard.
Zacharias was awarded a monetary prize of $200. The conference was held at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and the theme was “The Changing Climate of Regulation and Funding.”
Zacharias is a fourth-year undergraduate student in ESSIE. Next year, his research will be carried out under the supervision of Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands Director Dr. David Kaplan.