Efi Foufoula-Georgiou Named Hydrology Days Awardee

Efi Foufoula-GeorgiouFeb. 1, 2017 - UC Irvine Distinguished Professor Efi Foufoula-Georgiou will receive the 2017 Hydrology Days Award at the American Geophysical Union’s 37th annual event in March at Colorado State University.

Foufoula-Georgiou is one of the world’s leading hydrologists and a thought leader in interdisciplinary research in hydrologic sciences and engineering. Her research contributions have spanned the areas of space-time precipitation variability, estimation of precipitation from space, landform evolution and river network patterns, and, more recently, coupled human-natural systems.

She will deliver the Hydrology Days Award lecture, titled “Climate and Humans as Amplifiers of Hydro-ecological Change: Science and Implications for Intensively Managed Landscapes,” and will accept the award in recognition of her outstanding and significant contributions to hydrologic science.

“I am honored to be the 18th recipient of this prestigious award,” said Foufoula-Georgiou. “Hydrology is at the heart of environmental sustainability challenges we face today, and I am privileged to have contributed over my career to advancing its theoretical and applied basis. I also am privileged to have mentored a cadre of younger scientists who will carry on the good work and legacy.”

Hydrology Days is an annual forum for outstanding scientists, professionals and students involved in basic and applied research on all aspects of water to share ideas, problems, analyses and solutions. Held since 1981, the event’s focus includes the water cycle and its interactions with land surface, atmospheric, ecosystem, economic and political processes, and all aspects of water resources engineering, management and policy.