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IAHR Awards seek to recognise excellence and the careers, papers, projects, and achievements of outstanding individuals, businesses, and organisations who have had a remarkable impact on hydro-environment science and engineering within several categories.

Now open for nomination: IAHR Global Awards. Every two years, the IAHR Global Awards are presented at the IAHR World Congress, the major science and engineering event for the hydro-environment community worldwide. Submit your candidates! The nomination period is open until 15 January 2023.

Please check each of the Awards’ pages and our FAQs section for further information. Additional enquiries regarding the nomination process should be directed to the IAHR Secretariat via email to awards@iahr.org

Honorary Membership Award

Since 1940, the 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.

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M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award

The M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award is conferred upon an IAHR member whose experimental, theoretical, or numerical research has resulted in significant and enduring contributions to the understanding of the physics of phenomena...

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Arthur Thomas Ippen Award

The Arthur Thomas Ippen Award recognises an IAHR member who has demonstrated conspicuously outstanding ability, originality, and accomplishment in basic hydraulic research and/or applied hydraulic engineering, and who holds great promise for...

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Harold Jan Schoemaker Award

The Harold Jan Schoemaker Award is granted to the author(s) of the paper judged the most outstanding paper published in the IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research (JHR) in the two years preceding the IAHR World Congress. The award was established in 1980...

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John F. Kennedy Student Paper Competition

The John F. Kennedy Student Paper Competition recognises conference papers from undergraduate and postgraduate students on the basis of written and oral presentations at the IAHR World Congress. The Award was established in 1992 to honour the memory...

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Willi H. Hager JHR Best Reviewer Award

The Willi H. Hager JHR Best Reviewer Award is presented to up to three reviewers, preferably under 45 years of age, judged to have provided the most outstanding reviews of the papers submitted to the IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research during the preceding...

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JRBM Best Paper Award

The JRBM Best Paper Award rewards every year the best contribution to the International Journal of River Basin Management (JRBM) with strong original research dealing with significant basin management problems. Established in 2010, this IAHR award...

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RIBAGUA Best Paper Award

The RIBAGUA Best Paper Award award biennially rewards the best contribution to the Revista Iberoamericana del Agua (RIBAGUA) in two categories: best technical paper and best scientific paper; both with strong original research dealing with water...

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IAHR Hydro-Environment World Heritage Award

The IAHR Hydro-Environment World Heritage Award is conferred on a local infrastructure of lasting and international importance. It has the purpose of giving international professional recognition to the work of local hydro-environment engineers, and...

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IAHR Industry Innovation Award

The IAHR Industry Innovation Award is conferred by IAHR on a recent local innovation in design of lasting and international importance. It has the purpose of giving international professional recognition to the work of local hydro-environment engineers.

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Regional IAHR Hydro-Environment Heritage and Industry Innovation Awards

IAHR Regional Hydro-Environment Heritage Awards and IAHR Regional Industry Awards are conferred by IAHR during one or more of the IAHR Regional Congresses on a local infrastructure of lasting and international importance. Their purpose is to give...

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Gerhard Jirka Award for Young Researchers

The Gerhard Jirka Award for Young Researchers awards the best presentation given by a Young Professional during the biennial IAHR Europe Division Congress. The award recognises the quality, originality and relevance of the presentation and...

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Stephen E. Coleman Best Paper Award for Young Researchers

The Stephen E. Coleman Best Paper Award is given biennially to the best paper submitted to the River Flow Conference Series and authored or co-authored by a young researcher. This award was established by the IAHR technical committee on Fluvial Hydraulics…

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 Donald R. F. Harleman Lectureship

The Donald R. F. Harleman Lectureship recognises the early contributions to engineering hydraulics by Prof Harleman and focuses on two areas of IAHR endeavour: artificial intelligence in the context of water science and engineering, and ecohydraulics.

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IAHR-APD Distinguished Membership Award

IAHR members of outstanding merit to the Asia and the Pacific region may be awarded the IAHR-APD Distinguished Membership by the IAHR-Asia and Pacific Division Executive Committee (EC). Up to two members may be elected at each biennial meeting.

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IAHR-Asia and Pacific Division Best Paper Award

The IAHR-Asia and Pacific Division (APD) Best Paper Award recognises the authors of the two most outstanding papers presented at the IAHR-APD Congress. Its purpose is to encourage the presentation of results on hydraulic and water resources research.

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Phil H. Burgi Best Paper Award

The Phil H. Burgi Best Paper Award rewards the best technical paper presented at the IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures. The Award was launched in 2018 on the 20th anniversary of the IAHR technical committee on Hydraulic Structures.

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Journal of Ecohydraulics Best Paper Award and Best Reviewer Award

The Journal of Ecohydraulics Best Paper Award and Best Reviewer Award recognise outstanding papers and reviewers who contributed to the Journal of Ecohydraulics and aims at encouraging scientists to contribute to research in the field of ecohydraulics.

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