Achievement in Operational Hydrology Award

Award certificate and a medal presented at the Society’s Annual Technical Workshop.
Recipient’s name recorded in the Society’s Archives.

Purpose


  • Promote the principal objective of the Society to further the development of the science of hydrology and its application to the understanding and management of New Zealand's water resources.

  • Recognise outstanding achievement in operational hydrology in New Zealand.


Eligibility


The Award recognises significant contributions to operational hydrology (the acquisition, transmission, processing, archiving and application of data related to the quantity and quality of water in all parts of the hydrological cycle) in New Zealand, as demonstrated by:


  • Introduction or development of technology that significantly has enhanced operational hydrology, and/or

  • A person's impact on the contribution of operational hydrology to the science of hydrology and its application to the understanding and management of New Zealand's water resources


Recipient is a financial member of the NZ Hydrological Society. The recipient will normally be resident in New Zealand. NZHS members may nominate themselves or other suitable candidates for the award.


Application deadline & processing


Nominations should be made preferably by 30 September. Nominations will be judged by a selection panel nominated by the Society's Executive. The panel may obtain statements from the nominee's referees and may seek additional comments from appropriately qualified persons. The Award may not be made in any given year if no suitable candidates are identified. Where more than one eligible candidate is identified, the Society’s Executive may make more than one award in any given year.

Award winners

2002 – Jeff Watson
2003 – Dave Johnstone
2003 – Graham Elley
2007 – Jim Price
2007 – Bob Curry
2008 – Doug McMillan
2011 – John Fenwick
2014 – Kathy Walter
2015 – Mike Ede
2018 – Mark Rodgers