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STAHY Best Paper Award

During the IAHS Bureau held in Delft on October 23, 2012 it was approved to establish a new IAHS Award promoted and managed by the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH-IAHS).

The name of the award is STAHY Best Paper Award of ICSH-IAHS

The award consists in the IAHS Award Certificate and in the economical support (registration fee and accommodation) for one of the authors that will be invited lecture during the ICSH annual workshop.

The first award was assigned during the STAHY'13 Conference - Kos, Greece, 17-19 October 2013.


  • In the first or second call of papers of ICSH topical conference it will be announced the award selection and fixed the deadlines for the papers evaluation. After the deadline all papers included the evaluation period will be collected. The evaluation period will be 3 years starting from 5 years before the ICSH topical conference year (for instance if the conference will be on 2018 the evaluation period will 2014-2016).
  • All collected papers will be ordered by citations present in Scopus database (excluding self citations of all authors) at the deadline.
  • The first 20 papers will be evaluated by the ICSH officers.


The STAHY Best Paper Award 2017 was assigned during STAHY 2017 Workshop - Warsaw to

STAHY Award 2017for the paper: Cheng, L., Aghakouchak, A. (2014). Nonstatlonary precipitation intensity-duration-frequency curves for infrastructure design in a changing climate. Scientific Reports, 4, art. no. 7093.

The STAHY Best Paper Award 2016 was assigned during STAHY 2016 Workshop - Quebec to

for the paper: Salas, J.D., Obeysekera, J. (2014). Revisiting the concepts of return period and risk for nonstationary hydrologic extreme events. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19 (3), pp. 554-568.

The STAHY Best Paper Award 2015 was assigned during STAHY 2015 Workshop - Addis Ababa to

for the paper: Salvadori, G., De Michele, C., Durante, F. (2011). On the return period and design in a multivariate framework. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15 (11), pp. 3293-3305.

The STAHY Best Paper Award 2014 was assigned during STAHY 2014 Workshop - Abu Dhabi to

for the paper: Oudin L., Kay A., Andraassian V., Perrin C. (2010) Are seemingly physically similar catchments truly hydrologically similar? Water Resources Research. 46 (11).

The STAHY Best Paper Award 2013 was assigned during STAHY 2013 Workshop - Kos to

for the paper: Kao, S.-C., Govindaraju, R.S. (2010). A copula-based joint deficit index for droughts. Journal of Hydrology, 380 (1-2), pp. 121-134.