Kenneth J. Lanfear Award for Outstanding Technology Paper in JAWRA

JAWRA has a fine record of showing technology can be properly presented and given meaningful review to establish fitness for use. I hope this award can extend our high standards and recognize papers that meet those standards. Thank you again for this great honor. - Kenneth J. Lanfear

Award Description

The Kenneth J. Lanfear Award was established by AWRA in 2020 to recognize the author(s) of an outstanding technology-related paper published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) during the previous year. The award was established to honor Ken Lanfear's distinguished contributions to the field of water resources technology and the success of JAWRA. For many years, Ken led cutting edge water resources technology systems at the U.S. Geological Survey (including the use of GIS and posting real-time streamflow data). He also served as President of AWRA (2002), and as Editor-in-Chief of JAWRA (2006 – 2014). Papers that demonstrate the skillful use of technology, including GIS, field techniques and instrumentation, or remote sensing to address the understanding of complex multidisciplinary water resources issues are eligible for the award.

Application Process

Applications are not accepted for this award as the recipient is selected by the JAWRA Editorial Board. 


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