The Award was established by the IAHR Council in 2012 and is sponsored by Prof. Willi H. Hager. The Award is made biennially to up to three reviewers preferably under 45 years of age judged to provide most outstanding reviews of the papers submitted to the Journal of Hydraulic Research during the preceding two-year period. The Award recipients are selected by the JHR Editor, Associate Editors, and Prof. Willi H. Hager among the nominees made by the JHR Associate Editors. The award will consist of an award certificate and monetary prize of Euro 100 (or equivalent to the annual IAHR membership fee). The winners must be present at the Award Ceremony to be held during the biennial World Congress.
Prof Willi H. Hager