This award proves that all my dedication, commitment, effort, and hard work paid off. It gives me the encouragement I need to pursue a career in research and shows how important this work will be as we grapple with new environmental challenges.”

Claudie Ratté-Fortin
PhD Water Science, 2020

Centre Eau Terre Environnement | SupervisorKarem Chokmani | Co-supervisor: Isabelle Laurion

Claudie’s PhD dissertation focuses on water quality issues in aquatic ecosystems. The research she and her colleagues conducted was instrumental in giving field workers a method for evaluating lake water quality in real time using satellite-based remote sensing. It led to the development of a unique statistical model for evaluating water restoration scenarios that take into account climate change or changes on the ground.