Hoshin Gupta Receives Horton Lecture Award from AMS

Photo of Gupta Receiving Horton Award
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Congratulations to HAS Professor Hoshin Gupta on receiving the Robert E. Horton Lecture in Hydrology Award at the American Meteorological Society's 2017 Annual Meeting in January for research into calibration and optimization of hydrological models, and for fundamental contributions towards quantifying uncertainty in hydrologic model predictions. 

The Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology is selected in recognition of eminence as a scientist for outstanding research on topics of interest to both hydrologists and meteorologists. The purpose of the lectureship is to encourage and foster an interchange of ideas between meteorologists and hydrologists. It is named for Robert E. Horton (1875-1945), whose career was distinguished by important assignments involving intricate hydrometeorological problems and by contributions to the sciences of meteorology and hydrology embracing all phases of the hydrologic cycle. The lecture, which may be either a general overview or a summary of recent work conducted in an area of particularly current interest, is presented at an AMS Annual Meeting or at an appropriate specialty conference. The lecture may be recorded for broader dissemination and, if desired by the Lecturer, a written version of the lecture will be posted as part of BAMS Online.

Nominations are considered by the STAC Committee on Hydrology, which makes recommendations for final approval by AMS Council.  Go to the American Meteorological Society's website for a list of all 2017 Award Winners.

   New Publication on Water Scarcity   

"Water Bankruptcy  in the Land of Plenty," a new publication written by HAS faculty members and affiliates Franck Poupeau, Hoshin Gupta, Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, Maria Sans-Fuentes, Susan Harris, and Lazslo Hayde, has just been released by the CRC Press as part of the UNESCO-IHE Lecture Note Series. The digital eBook version is not available as a free download at the repository hosted by TU Delft Library.

Features of the book:

  • Focus on water quality management from diverse and internationally comparative perspectives
  • Special attention to the socio-economic dimension of drought in the American Southwest, especially in southern Arizona
  • Reasons for success and failure of implementing water management models
  • Stipulates the importance of institutions to successful water management

Developed by a team of natural scientistst, social scientists, and water resource managers from Europe and the US, the book represents a concerted effort to explore the interplay between a variety of related scientific disciplines and frameworks, including climatology, hydrology, water management, ecosystem science, societal metabolism, political economy, and social science and is written for students, researchers, consultants, and practitioners of all academic levels.