Since 1940, the IAHR Honorary Membership Award rewards IAHR members, as well as individuals and entities outside the IAHR community, for their life-time contributions to hydro-environment engineering and research, and for outstanding service to the association.
This is the most prestigious honour conferred by the IAHR Council, and rewards up to three IAHR members and one individual/institution from outside the IAHR community.
Who can be awarded?
According to article 12 of the IAHR Constitution "Individual members and institutional members, as well as individuals and entities outside IAHR, may be awarded honorary membership, upon the unanimous recommendation of the Executive Committee and endorsed by a two-thirds majority of the Council in a ballot, in the year preceding the biennial congress. Not more than three honorary members from among the IAHR membership and one from outside IAHR may be elected in a given biennial cycle."
The Call for nominations for the 2023 edition of the IAHR Honorary Membership Award is currently open and has been extended until Monday 13 February 2023 (12 p.m.).
All nominations must be submitted via email to email@example.com using any of the following nomination forms:
When and where will the award recipient be announced?
The award will be presented at the biennial IAHR World Congress.
17th Edition | 1993
Prof. Yoshiaki Iwasa, Japan
Prof. Em. Erich J. Plate, Germany
9th Edition | 1973
James Wallace Daily, USA
8th Edition | 1970
Léopold Escande, France
6th Edition | 1960
Lorenz G. Straub, USA
5th Edition | 1959
Johannes Th. Thijsse, The Netherlands
3rd Edition | 1951
Eugene Meyer-Peter, Switzerland
2nd Edition | 1949
Wolmar Knut Axel Fellenius, Sweden
1st Edition | 1940
Prof. Dr. Ing. Hubert Engels, Germany