And the winners are…students recognized for water research

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CAP Award for Research Winner

Water in Arizona has been making news lately, but for students Xin Guan and Davian Peterson, it’s always been top of mind and they recently captured top honors in the 2021 CAP Award for Water Research for their work. The Award recognizes excellence in graduate or undergraduate student research addressing water issues facing the lower basin states (Arizona, California and Nevada).

CAP Award for Research First Place Award Winner
Xin Guan, a PhD candidate at ASU, received first place honors for her paper “Quantifying the impacts of climate change on the water-food nexus in central Arizona through crop, water management, and climate models.”
Davian Peterson, a University of Arizona graduate, received second place honors for his senior capstone paper, “Evaluating the impacts of atmospheric rivers on the Rillito Creek Watershed.”

CAP offers the Award for Water Research annually to encourage and support water research in Arizona colleges and universities and to raise public awareness of water issues impacting central and southern Arizona and the Colorado River. Judging is conducted in a blind process by representatives of CAP’s popularly elected Board of Directors, CAP customers and management, and other members of the water community. The first place winner received $1,000 and second place winner received $500.

Learn about the student researchers and their papers.

Papers for the 2022 CAP Award for Water Research can be submitted any time before June 1, 2022.