NWRI calls for water prize nominations

The US National Water Research Institute has begun the nomination process for the 2009 Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize.

NWRI established the Clarke Prize in 1993 to award outstanding individuals who are significantly contributing toward any of the following areas: the discovery, development, improvement, and/or understanding of the issues associated with water quality, quantity, technology, or public policy.

The prize, which includes a medallion and US$ 50,000 award, is one of only a dozen prizes that awards scholarly and practical achievements in water research. It has been designated by the International Congress of Distinguished Awards as one of the most prestigious awards in the world.

Nominations are due by 1 March 2009. Additional information may be found at www.nwri-usa.org/nominations.htm.