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The Paul A. Witherspoon Lecture is presented annually. It recognizes significant and innovative contributions by mid-career scientists to the hydrologic sciences through research aimed at socially important problems and through mentoring of young scientists. The award is named to honor the life and work of Paul A. Witherspoon, an accomplished hydrologist who was a leader in the field for more than 50 years.
AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Paul A. Witherspoon Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor:
Recognition in Eos
An invitation to present at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
Travel expenses covered (up to $2,000) to attend the meeting during the lecture presentation year
Complimentary meeting registration the year the lecture is presented
Complimentary ticket to the Hydrology section luncheon that occurs at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Witherspoon Lecture Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Award Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:
Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:
The Hydrology Section has adopted a two-round process for its Section Awards to allow a more flexible, open and efficient development of the Section’s talent pool. The first round of nominations, open from 15 October 2019 through 15 February 2020 requires only a letter from the lead nominator, the nominee’s CV and optionally, a Selected Bibliography. The Witherspoon Lecture award committee will review the first round nominations and request full nomination packages from a select number of applicants (nominally 5) for further consideration. The procedures and requirements for both first and second round packages are outlined below:
First Round nomination packages are to be emailed directly to: Antonio Covington and received no later than midnight, EST, February 15, 2020.
First Round Requirements:
Second round notification to all nominators will occur on or around March 1, 2020. Full nomination packages due to AGU through the Open Water Award system by June 1, 2020.
Second Round Requirements
For any questions on the process, timing or any issues, please contact Antonio Covington or Scott Tyler, Section President
Submissions are reviewed by the Witherspoon Lecture Committee.
Selected Nominators have been given special access and must submit their full nomination package to the nomination system by 15 April 2019 at 11:59pm EST.
*Advisory: Please do not submit if you have not been selected to submit a full nomination package by the award review committee. Packages that are submitted by unapproved nominators will not be accepted.*
Year of honor
Elizabeth W. Boyer
Director, Engagement and Membership
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Program Manager, Honors
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Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures
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