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2017 Awards at the 37th IAHR World Congress in Kuala Lumpur

Honorary Membership

Roger Falconer, UK
In recognition of his outstanding contribution in promoting the development of computational modelling in hydro-environment engineering and research, and for his devoted service to IAHR in various capacities and, especially, as President of the Association during the period 2011 and 2015
Jörg Imberger, Australia
In recognition of his outstanding contribution in establishing the field of physical limnology, and as a founder member of the IAHR ecohydraulics community

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Zhaoyin Wang, China
In recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of sediment transport and river dynamics, and for his devoted service to IAHR in various capacities including most recently service as Vice President during the period 2011-2015

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6th M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award


In recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of numerical morphodynamics  and especially in the excellence of his  teaching and mentorship of young professionals as well as contribution to applied projects

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20th Arthur Ippen Award

Qiuwen CHEN, China
In recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of environmental hydroinformatics and ecohydraulics

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20th Ippen Lecture 2017

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20th Harold Jan Schoemaker Award

Bernhard Vowinckel, UC Santa Barbara

for the most outstanding paper published in the Journal of Hydraulic Research during the period 2014-2016
Entrainment of single particles in a turbulent open-channel flow: a numerical study” J. Hydraul. Res., 2016, 54(2), 1578-171
Ramandeep Jain, TU Dresden

for the most outstanding paper published in the Journal of Hydraulic Research during the period 2014-2016
Entrainment of single particles in a turbulent open-channel flow: a numerical study” J. Hydraul. Res., 2016, 54(2), 1578-171
Tobias Kempe, TU Dresden

for the most outstanding paper published in the Journal of Hydraulic Research during the period 2014-2016
Entrainment of single particles in a turbulent open-channel flow: a numerical study” J. Hydraul. Res., 2016, 54(2), 1578-171
Jochen Fröhlich, TU Dresden

for the most outstanding paper published in the Journal of Hydraulic Research during the period 2014-2016
Entrainment of single particles in a turbulent open-channel flow: a numerical study” J. Hydraul. Res., 2016, 54(2), 1578-171

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13th John F. Kennedy Student Paper Competition

The following two students win the JFK Student Paper Competition award, as their papers and presentations are of equal, first-place merit:
 

Isabella Schalko (ETH-Zurich)
for her paper Large wood accumulation probability at a single bridge pier

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Sabine Chamoun (EPF-Lausanne)
for her paper Venting of turbidity currents: when to act?

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2017 Willi H. Hager JHR Best Reviewer Award


Claudia Adduce, Università RomaTre
 
For outstanding reviews in the Journal of Hydraulic Research during the period 2015 - 2016

Koen Blanckaert, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 
For outstanding reviews in the Journal of Hydraulic Research during the period 2015 – 2016
Sk Zeeshan Ali, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
 
For outstanding reviews in the Journal of Hydraulic Research during the period 2015 - 2016

JRBM Best Paper Award

3rd Hydro-Environment World Heritage Award

  • Terusan Wan Mat Saman (Wan Mat Saman Canal), Malaysia
Terusan Wan Mat Saman was constructed by the Prime Minister of Kedah, Wan Muhamad Saman in the last quarter of the 19th century. The purpose of the canal was to improve drainage but primarily to facilitate journeys of sampan through the waterways for the transportation of paddy and other goods. The canal constructed in 1885 southwards of Alor Setar, the present state capital, towards the mountainous range of Kedah Peak (Gunung Jerai) where the water source originates. When completed in 1895 the canal is 22miles in length, width of 24 feet and has a depth of 5 feet. The canal also serve as route for flood mitigation during heavy rain in the Gunung Jerai mountain range. 
 
The construction of the canal enables the transformation of useless swamp lands into another vast area for rice cultivation and soon attracted a large numbers of settlers along the canal. Mr. F.A. Swettenham during his visit in 1889 express his surprise by saying “the paddy fields are of greater extent than any other states I have seen elsewhere in Peninsular. The whole country up to Perlis for some distance from the coast is one vast paddy plain”.
Prior to the development of the Muda Irrigation project, the canal was under the care of the State of Kedah Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID). When Muda Irrigation Project was developed in the First Malaysia Plan (1966-1970), the canal was incorporated in the design by the Consultant to serve as one of the major trunk drain in the reticulation system. Since then the canal serve as major drain to paddy cultivation as well as urban drainage final discharge point for small town along the canal. The canal was then handed over to MADA for operation and maintenance from the Kedah State DID. More details

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2nd Hydro-Environment Industry Innovation Award

  • Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART), Malaysia
Download article "Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) Flood Detection System, Operation and Performance" published in Hydrolink 2, 2016 click here

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