The AAWRE Outstanding Research and Innovation Award was established in 2018 to recognize a Diplomate who has demonstrated significant academic contributions based on one or more of the following:

·     Impact of the research on society and academe in the disciplines of water resources engineering.
·     National and international recognition (awards, invited talks, editorships, etc.).
·     Scholarship (publications, citation records, patents, etc.).

This award will be given annually to a Diplomate or Honorary Diplomate of AAWRE who has made a significant contribution through either research, single outstanding achievement, or through a body of work on water resources engineering or related fields.

Past Recipients:

  • 2022 - Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D., Sc.D., P.E., P.H., Hon.D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE
  • 2021 - Ed McBean, Ph.D., P.Eng., D.WRE, F.CSCE, F.IAH, F. AGGS, F.CAE, F.EIC
  • 2020 - Hamid Moradkhani, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE
  • 2019 - Ralph Wurbs, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE


Nomination packages for the 2023 Outstanding Research and Innovation Award are due February 1, 2023.  Please send all inquiries and nominations to AAWRE at [email protected].

>To download the nomination form