David R. Maidment Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data and Information Systems
The David R. Maidment Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data and Information Systems is awarded periodically by the American Water Resources Association.
This Award (formerly the Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data) was established in 2008 and is presented to an individual or institution achieving a status of eminence in some aspect of the provision of data describing the nation’s waters.
The measurement of the flow, quality and level of available water resources, and the digital description of the water landscape (such as land surface elevation, stream networks, aquifers, soils, land cover, geomorphology, hydrogeology) are fundamental to sound water management and water science. The award is given to an individual who has made sustained contributions to water resources data by providing leadership in the provision of particular kinds of data, or by improving synthesis of water data using geographic and other information systems. Written documentation must be provided to demonstrate that the performance was sustained over time and that the individual’s contributions to the provision and integration of the nation’s water resources data were of an extraordinary nature. The nature of the individual’s contribution to better water data or information systems may take many paths, but it must be substantial and uncommon.
Past recipients are:
- 2022 - Al Rea
- 2020 - David Tarboton
- 2019 - Jim Nelson
- 2018 - Kernell Ries
- 2016 - S. Geoffrey Schladow
- 2015 - Anne J. Castle
- 2014 - Sandra Fox
- 2012 - Jeffrey Simley
- 2010 - David R. Maidment
- 2008 - Susan K. Greelee
2024 Nominations Period is Open through February 2, 2024.
The nomination period is open through February 2, 2024. Start your nomination application today by completing this online form!
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