Dr. Yeliz Cevik to receive award for paper on groundwater–surface water interactions

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Dr. Cevik coauthored a paper that was recently awarded an honorable mention by the EWRI-ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. Published in December 2010, “River Hydrograph Retransmission Functions of Irrigated Valley Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions,” discusses the results of a modeling study that examined the interactions between a surface–water irrigation system and a shallow aquifer along a 20-km reach of the Rio Grande in New Mexico. The model demonstrated that the irrigation system and aquifer act together to store water underground and then release it to the river, effectively retransmitting flow until later in the year.

The awards ceremony will be held during the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Albuquerque on May 23.

A recent addition to M&A’s Hydrologic Modeling team, Dr. Cevik has worked on several groundwater–surface water modeling projects in the Northern Española Basin and the Rio Grande. She has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from New Mexico State University and an M.S. in geological engineering from Hacettepe University in Turkey.