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2020 International Hydrology Prize medals

IAHS are pleased to announce the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) for 2020.

The 2020 recipients of the IAHS-UNESCO-WMO International Hydrology Prize are:

Dooge medal - Hubert Savenije at the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands
Volker medal - Bruno Merz at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany

Nominations for the annual Prize are made by National Committees to IAHS, National Committees to the UNESCO-IHP or National Hydrological Advisors to the WMO, and forwarded to the Secretary General of IAHS for consideration by the Nomination Committee. The Committee consists of the President and a Vice-President of IAHS and representatives of UNESCO and WMO.

As of 2014, two medals are awarded under the International Hydrology Prize: the Dooge medal and the Volker medal. Both medals are intended to distinguish outstanding achievements by hydrological scientists but with a different focus. The Dooge medal is aimed at fundamental contributions to the science of hydrology, whereas the Volker medal is aimed at outstanding applications of hydrological science for the benefit of society at large.


Our warmest congratulations go to both recipients.
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