Graduate Student Rob Sowby

Ph.D. student Rob Sowby recently won the doctoral category in the J. Paul Riley Student Paper Competition, sponsored by the Utah Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). The competition, covering a variety of interdisciplinary water topics, included written papers and oral presentations on March 28 at the BYU Salt Lake Center. Sowby’s entry, “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Drinking Water Conservation in 10 Major U.S. Cities,” was an extension of his dissertation research on the energy footprints of public water systems with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Burian. Sowby is pictured here at right with AWRA Utah Section president David Hartvigsen, left, and competition sponsor Dr. Paul Riley, center.