EES Publication Wins 2013 Journal of the American Water Works Association Best Paper Award

During the past seven years, the Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse research team, headed by Professor Jim Heaney of the EES Department, has developed a variety of innovative simulation and optimization techniques to promote improvements in urban water use efficiency. These methodologies are being incorporated into internet based software called EZ Guide to assist Florida water utilities in evaluating water use efficiency. One of our recent papers titled “Predicting and Managing Residential Potable Irrigation Using Parcel Level Databases” was selected as the winner of the 2013 Best Paper award of the Journal American Water Works Association (JAWWA). AWWA was established in 1881 and has around 50,000 members worldwide. The lead author on the paper, Dr. Ken Friedman, received his Ph.D. in December 2013 and is now working as a water resources engineer with the Northwest Florida Water Management District. Dr. Miguel Morales received his Ph.D. in August 2014 and is doing post-doctoral research with Professor Heaney. Mr. John Palenchar received his M.E. degree in 2010 and is employed as an environmental control supervisor for the City of Largo, FL

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