AWARDS

HYDROLOGICAL SOCIETY AWARDS

In line with their mission to support and foster hydrology in New Zealand and elsewhere, and to enable NZHS members to receive advanced training in hydrological sciences, NZHS annually presents several student and non-student awards to its members. A listing of all the awards are available below. For further details, contact the Society administration (PO Box 12300 Thorndon, Wellington 6144 or admin@hydrologynz.org.nz).

EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST AWARD

Award certificate and $500 presented at the Society's Annual Conference.
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 the contributions of early career hydrologists to hydrological science in New Zealand, and

  • Encourage publications of high-quality work e.g. via the Society's Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand).

ELIGIBILITY

The Award recognises the most significant contribution to hydrological science in NZ which

  • has been completed during the 12 months to 30 September in the year of nomination,

  • is the first substantial contribution by the recipient to hydrological science (e.g., the recipient has published hydrological work published in a scientific journal or have completed their thesis),

  • has been carried out in New Zealand, and

  • has been published or accepted for publication in a reputable journal e.g. the Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand).

  • Recipient is a financial member of the NZ Hydrological Society. The recipient will normally be in the first 5 years of their career in hydrology. NZHS members may nominate themselves or other suitable candidates for the award.

ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE & PROCESSING

Applications should be made by 30 September. Applications will be assessed by the Society’s Executive who may invite advice from appropriately qualified people. The Award may not be made in any given year if no eligible 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.

 

SERVICES TO THE NEW ZEALAND HYDROLOGICAL SOCIETY

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

PURPOSE

  • Recognise past and ongoing contributions to the Society and the promotion of the science of hydrology in New Zealand

ELIGIBILITY

Member of the Society for 5 years or longer, and meets one or more criteria listed below:

  • Has consistently been involved and contributed to activities of the Society including conferences and workshops

  • Contributes and/or leads workshops on technical and operational aspects of NZ hydrology

  • Has published in the Journal of Hydrology NZ and other hydrology journals

  • Contributes to reviewing papers to the Journal of Hydrology NZ

  • Active in promoting the Society including educational and hydrological training

  • Promotes hydrological sciences and contributes at a local, regional, or national level

  • The recipient will normally be resident in New Zealand

  • Recipient is a financial member of the NZ Hydrological Society. NZHS members may nominate themselves or other suitable candidates for the award.

ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE & PROCESSING

Nominations should be made preferably by 30 September. The Society’s Executive will judge nominations. Each nomination needs to be endorsed by two other members of the Society (each with greater than 3 years of membership). 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.

RECIPIENTS

2011 – Lindsay & Jan Rowe

2011 – Paul White

2011 – Charles Pearson

2011 – Michael Stewart

2011 – Gillian Crowcroft

2011 – Richard Hawke

2011 – Eileen McSaveney 

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERATIONAL HYDROLOGY

Award certificate and a medal presented at the Society’s Annual Technical Conference.
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.

ACCEPTANCE 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.

RECIPIENTS

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

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Award certificate and a medal presented at the Society’s Annual Conference.
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 hydrological science in New Zealand.

ELIGIBILITY

The Award recognises outstanding contributions to hydrological science in New Zealand, as demonstrated by scientific publications, and/or a person's impact on the management of New Zealand's water resources. Recipient must be a financial member of the NZ Hydrological Society. The recipient will normally be a resident of New Zealand.

ACCEPTANCE 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.

RECIPIENTS

1980 – Andy Pearce

1982 – George Griffiths

1983 – Paul Mosley

1985 – Ian Jowett

1990 – Alistair McKerchar

1993 – Charles Pearson

1996 – Lindsay Rowe

2000 – Barry Fahey 

2000 – Dave Murray

2001 – Mike Stewart

2003 – Steve Thompson

2006 – Andrew Fenemor

2008 – Hugh Thorpe

2009 – Vince Bidwell

2010 – Ross Woods

2011 – Earl Bardsley

2011 – Richard Ibbitt 

 

LIFE MEMBERS

1981 – Pat Grant

1998 – Horace Freestone

2004 – Paul Mosley

2015 – Lindsay Rowe

 

ABOUT US

Our mission is to support and foster hydrology in New Zealand and elsewhere, and to enable NZHS members to receive advanced training in hydrological sciences. NZHS annually presents several student and non-student awards to its members recognising the outstanding contributions of our members to New Zealand Hydrology.

CONTACT INFO

New Zealand Hydrological Society

PO Box 12300, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144

Phone: 03 928 0620

Email: admin@hydrologynz.org.nz

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