Annamarie Burgess and Nicole O'Brien presented at the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) conference held May 26-29 in Collingwood, Ontario.
Annamarie co-presented "Assessing Scour Potential in Cohesive Bed Materials: Where Traditional Modelling Assumptions and Riverbed Material Realities Diverge". The presentation focused on scour in cohesive streambed materials, through the lens of a case study for detail design of a 110 m span bridge over the Mississippi River in eastern Ontario. Two piers were required in the main channel in a clay substrate.
Nicole presented "modified mk: A Statistical Package for Trend Analysis for Hydrometric Time Series". The presentation illustrated a software package for trend analysis of hydrometric time series in R - an open source programming language often used in statistical analyses and is very relevant for a host of water resources functions.
Dillon had a strong presence at this year's conference, which was capped by the recognition of retired Dillon partner, Jennifer Harker, who received the National Distinguished Service Award. Dillon was also a silver sponsor of the event.
Pictured from left to right are: Isabelle Hemmings, Mark Brobbel, Yena Ahedzie, Annamarie Burgess, Ryan Langois, Nicole O'Brien.