The A. Ivan Johnson Award for Young Professionals

This award recognizes and encourages young professionals as the future leaders of water resources research, management, and education. Given annually, or at such time as qualified candidates are identified and nominated, this award is for a young professional who has demonstrated outstanding achievements, talents, and leadership potential through their professional activities related to water resources.

Award Criteria

The person chosen for this award should be employed in a full-time professional capacity in water resources or related fields for at least two (2) years but not more than eight (8) years. The applicant must have demonstrated outstanding professional and leadership talent and potential while in a full-time professional position through the following criteria:
  1. Significant contribution of service to a professional association;
  2. Excellence in work performance; and
  3. Completion of work that produced significant contribution to the understanding, management, planning, science, engineering, policy, or education of water resources.

Nomination Process

The 2021 nomination process is closed. Nominations for 2022 Awards Program will be announced early next year.


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