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

Marcelo H. García, USA
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

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 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 Awards


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


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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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