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Walter Langbein Lecture

Information on the Lecture

The Walter Langbein Lecture is presented annually. It recognizes lifetime contributions of a senior scientist to the science of hydrology or unselfish cooperation in hydrologic research. The award is named to honor the life and work of hydrologist Walter B. Langbein.

The Langbein Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture Series, established in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, AGU's highest honor.

Lecturer Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Walter Langbein Lecture will receive the following benefits along with the honor:

  • 1

    Lecture certificate

  • 2

    Recognition in Eos

  • 3

    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

  • 4

    An invitation to present at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

  • 5

    Travel expenses covered (up to $2,000) to attend the meeting during the lecture presentation year

  • 6

    Complimentary meeting registration the year the lecture is presented

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    Complimentary ticket to the Hydrology section luncheon that occurs at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Langbein Lecture Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

  • The nominee is required to be an active AGU member.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Walter Lecture Committee members;
    • All full-time AGU staff; and
    • AGU Fellows.

  • Nominators are not required to hold an active AGU membership.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be nominators for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Walter Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be supporters for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Walter Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

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:

  • Current dean, departmental chair, supervisor, supervisee, laboratory director, an individual with whom one has a current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee);
  • Research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; and/or
  • An individual working at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution.

Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:

  • Family member, spouse, or partner.
  • A previous graduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or postdoctoral advisor, or postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.
  • A former doctoral or graduate student, or a former postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter for a former advisor but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.

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Nomination Package

Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should each be no more than one page.

  • A nomination letter that states how the nominee meets the selection criteria and demonstrates the potential to be elected as an AGU Fellow in the future. The letter should include details about the nominee’s lifetime contributions to the science of hydrology or unselfish cooperation in hydrologic research. Nominator’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required and letterhead is preferred;
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee; and
  • The names of three to five potential writers of letters of support.

Once the chair and Langbein Lecture Committee have identified the shortlist of nominations, the nominator will be notified to begin securing the required support letters. The nominator will be responsible for getting the letters uploaded to the online system by 15 April 2019 11:59 p.m. EST.


Submissions

Nominations for all AGU honors are now closed. Please check back in January 2020 for our next cycle.

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Past recipients

Name

Year of honor

Dani Or

2018

Robert M. Hirsch

2017

James Kirchner

2016

Tissa Illangasekare

2015

Carol Kendall

2014

Dennis Lettenmaier

2013

Garrison Sposito

2012

W. James Shuttleworth

2011

William G. Gray

2010

John C. Schaake, Jr.

2009

William E. Dietrich

2008

Mary P. Anderson

2007

Richard M. Iverson

2006

Diane McKnight

2005

Keith Beven

2004

Thomas Dunne

2003

George Hornberger

2002

Stephen Burges

2001

Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe

2000

John Bredehoeft

1999

Mark Meier

1998

Wilfried Brutsaert

1997

Shlomo Neuman

1996

Nicholas C. Matalas

1995

James C. I. Dooge

1994

Peter S. Eagleson

1993

Honors Contacts

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