The 21st International Water Association Young Water Professionals (‘IWA YWP’) Conference was postponed due to COVID-19. Instead, the IWA raan online poster competition, held entirely over Twitter, with the aim of bringing together members of the IWA YWP research community to share their research, network and engage in scientific debate.  

The award for ‘best interaction’ – the poster that stimulates the greatest online audience participation – was awarded to Catherine Leech (Cohort 4, Cardiff). Catherine’s poster was entitled ‘Riding the Tide to Greener Energy’ and “demonstrated an exceptional level of engagement”. Catherine will receive a complimentary place at the 2021 IWA Annual Conference. 

This has been an award-filled week for Catherine.  She took 2nd place in the ‘#BakeYourResearch’ competition held by Cardiff University’s Water Research Institute. Her cake was a scale replica of the tidal basin found in their lab, accompanied by biscuit graphs which show Catherine trying to calibrate her numerical model with the physical results.