IGC fellow, Ryan McClure, has received the Leo Bourassa Award from the Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association for his research on the effects of water quality management on water quality and greenhouse gas production in Virginia reservoirs. This award was chosen based on Ryan’s contributions to the field of water resources in the commonwealth of Virginia and goes to the top graduate student doing water research in Virginia.
Ryan has been monitoring the water quality of several reservoirs in southwestern VA during the past year. Ryan is a member of the Carey Lab and works in close collaboration with the Western Virginia Water Authority in Roanoke. The data Ryan collects from these reservoirs are used to help inform management decisions for the drinking water of Roanoke.