Waterborne poster at the 2015 VAMLIS conference wins first place
Megan Sebasky, GIS Specialist, presented a poster and talk at the the 2015 Virginia GIS conference hosted by the Virginia Association for Mapping and Land Information Systems (VAMLIS) on October 20th in Charlottesville, VA. VAMLIS is a professional association in Virginia designed to provide educational and networking opportunities for professionals who have an interest in the mapping sciences in Virginia and an annual conference is held to achieve that goal. This year there were 146 attendees present at the Training & Workshop and 324 at the Conference. It was the largest offering of presentations and lightning talks the organization has ever had. Sebasky’s presentation Application of Geospatial Technologies to Ecological Risk Assessments of Pesticides included an overview of the risk assessment process and four examples of projects where we use GIS to understand chemical fate. Megan also presented a poster on the iSTREEM model and won first place for a poster in the professional category (http://www.vamlis.org/contest.aspx).