ASCE’s November 2020 Editor’s Choice Award Given to Benjamin Choat

Benjamin Choat, Ph.D. Candidate, was awarded the ASCE November 2020 Editor’s Choice Award for his paper “Spatial Arrangement of Stormwater Infiltration Affects Subsurface Storage and Baseflow.”  The paper was published from his MS thesis work with Dr. Aditi Bhaskar and was published in the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.

The study used a physically based numerical model to investigate how spatial arrangements of infiltration facilities and subsurface media affect the partitioning of water between unsaturated and saturated zones and baseflow duration and timing. The results can be used to guide decisions about how the spatial arrangement of stormwater infiltration facilities can affect urban catchment management goals.