Honorary IAHR memberships as well as IAHR Ippen and Yalin awards will be presented at the Opening Session.
Climate-process Issues and Impacts on Water Availability
Dr. Timothy Killeen, Assistant Director for the Geosciences, National Science Foundation; former Director, U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); and President, American Geophysical Union, USA
Dr. Killeen oversees the NSF Geosciences Directorate, which supports research in the atmospheric, Earth, and ocean sciences, including climate processes and changes, the water cycle, and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and severe storms. He served NCAR from 2000 to July 2008. Prior to that, he was Professor of atmospheric, oceanic, and space sciences, Associate Vice President for Research, and Director of the Space Physics Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. He holds a doctorate in atomic and molecular physics from University College London.
The Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method
Dr. J.J. Monaghan, Professor, Monash University, Australia
Joseph J Monaghan,
MSc W.Aust. PhD
Dr. Joe Monaghan is Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Monash University in Melbourne. His main research interest is the design and application of algorithms for computationalfluid dynamics. In 1977, he and Bob Gingold worked out the first version of what they called Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and applied it to problems in astrophysics. Since the early 1990s, he has been involved with proving that volcanic eruptions can produce giant waves called tsunamis. His work in this area has led to investigations in multiphase flows, geological fluid dynamics, fracture in rock, and the application of SPH to the solidification of binary alloys.
Canadian Experiences in Climate-change Dialogue between Policy and Science
Dr. Slobodan Simonovic, Professor, Western Ontario University, Canada
Dr. Slobodan Simonovic is a water resources engineering researcher, teacher, and consultant, and the editor of two water resources journals. He is internationally recognized for his work on predicting how climate change influences precipitation patterns and the potential impacts of changing conditions on the water resources management infrastructure. His research focuses on modeling and management of complex water and environmental systems, and the development of related tools to support water resources decision makers. His work integrates mathematical modeling, data-base management, geographic information systems, and intelligent interface development, and covers risk, reliability, uncertainty, simulation, and hydrology/water resources management optimization.
Entering the Second Century of Canada-U.S. Transboundary Water Management - The International Joint Commission and its International Watersheds Initiative
Irene B. Brooks, Chair, U.S. Section, International Joint Commission
Irene B. Brooks was appointed as Commissioner to the U.S. Section, International JointCommission, by President George W. Bush and assumed office on December 3, 2002. She was selected by the President to serve as the U.S. Section Chair, effective March 9, 2008. Throughout her career, Ms. Brooks has carefully and thoughtfully tread an impressive path as administrator, negotiator and leader. She was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge to represent Pennsylvania on all interstate river basin commissions of which the Commonwealth is a member. Ms. Brooks served as Pennsylvania Commissioner and Executive Director, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Office for River Basin Cooperation from 1995-2002. She coordinated with the Secretary of the Department and the Governor's Office on a variety of interstate issues, including the development of long-range plans and adoption of policies, as well as regulations affecting the water of millions of citizens within fifteen states and two Canadian Provinces. She served as Chair of the Great Lakes Commission from 1998-2000 and Vice Chair from 1996-1998.
Expansion of the Panama Canal
Jhan Schmitz, Program Manager for the Expansion of the Panama Canal, Senior Vice-President, CH2M Hill, USA
Jhan Schmitz, a civil engineer who holds a JD in contract law, is Senior Vice President for CH2M Hill, currently involved as Program Manager for the Expansion of the Panama Canal in Panama. He was previously Director of Operations for the Middle East Region of CH2M Hill in Dubai, and Program Manager for Reconstruction of Public Works in Iraq, stationed in Baghdad. He has prior experience with URS as Managing Director of O’Brien Kreitzberg, Ltd., responsible for European operations and Head of International Aviation Services in London, and with Bechtel as Program Manager for the New Airport and Related Projects in Hong Kong.
IAHR Arthur Thomas Ippen Lecture
The Ippen Award was established by the IAHR Council in 1977 to memorialize Professor Arthur Thomas Ippen, IAHR President (1959-1963), IAHR honorary member (1963-1974), and for many decades an inspirational leader in fluids research, hydraulic engineering, and international cooperation and understanding. The award is made biennially by IAHR to one of its members who has demonstrated conspicuously outstanding ability, originality, and accomplishment in basic hydraulic research and/or applied hydraulic engineering, and who holds great promise for continuation of a high level of productivity in this profession. The awards are made at the biennial congresses of IAHR, where the most recent recipient delivers the Arthur Thomas Ippen Lecture. The award fund, which was established by Professor Ippen’s family, is authorized to receive contributions from association members and friends of Professor Ippen.
ASCE-EWRI Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Lecture
The ASCE-EWRI Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Lecture, the premier hydraulic lectureship of ASCE-EWRI, will be presented. This award and lectureship was endowed by the Water Resources Engineering Division (now the Environmental and Water Resources Institute) through personal contributions of engineers and engineering firms throughout the world in honor of Hunter Rouse, Hon.M.ASCE. It was instituted by the Board of Direction in October 1979.
Don’t miss the Closing Ceremony! The Brisbane, Australia Local Organizing Committee will extend a personal invitation to you to participate in the 34TH IAHR Biennial Congress (June 26 to July 1, 2011) and the IAHR President will share remarks.