Poster Competition 2019

The NZSOLD Management Committee is delighted to announce the results of the inaugural 2018/19 poster competition.

The winner in the Young Professional category was Dr Daniel Blake, Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Canterbury, with a poster titled: New Zealand Inventory of Stopbanks (NZIS) and Use to Assess Natural Hazard Exposure.

In the student category, the winner was Ross Waters, Master of Engineering (ME, Civil) student at the University of Canterbury with a poster titled: Hydraulic Fracturing through Widely Graded Dam Core.  The runner up in the student category was Thomas Wooding, student in the Professional Masters in Engineering Geology (PMEG) Programme at the University of Canterbury, with a poster titled: A multi-form hazard assessment of a reinstated dam access way.

Winners of the two categories were each awarded $1000 for their efforts, while the runner-up recieved $500.  We hope to see many more entries next year, particularly in the Young Professional category.

All entries were of a high quality, with relevant themes able to pique interest and promote discussion.  The judging panel thank all the applicants and look forward to growth of the competition in future years.

The New Zealand Society on Large Dams (NZSOLD) encourage the sharing of technical knowledge, experience, and research in fields related to our understanding of dams in New Zealand.

The 2018/19 NZSOLD poster competition encouraged New Zealand-based students and Young Professionals to share their work concerning the engineering, operation, management, safety, environment, biology or geology of dams (or water-retaining embankments).

View the winning posters using the links below. Posters will be displayed at the combined NZSOLD/ANCOLD conference in October 2019.

Student Category, 1st place: Ross Waters – View here

Student Category, 2nd place: Tom Wooding – View here

Young Professional Category, 1st place: Dr Daniel Blake – View here

Commended entries:

Janelle Taplin – View here

Thomas Wallace – View here