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Hugo B. Fischer Award



The Hugo B. Fischer Award, which is made in honor of the late Professor Hugo B. Fischer's pioneering work on San Francisco Bay-Delta water quality modeling, is given annually for (1) the development, refinement or innovative application of a computer model or (2) furtherance of the effective use of models in planning or regulatory functions.  The award was conceived and endowed in 1995 by Lyle Hoag, retired Executive Director of California Urban Water Agencies, and co-founder of the Bay-Delta Modeling Forum, the predecessor to the CWEMF.


Hugo B. Fischer was born in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937 and earned his B.S. degree in 1958, his M.S. in 1963, and his Ph.D. in 1966, all from the California Institute of Technology.  He was a professor of civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley from 1966 until his death in 1983.  Dr. Fischer was a recognized authority in salt-water intrusion, water pollution, heat dispersion in waterways, and the mixing of rivers and oceans.  A list of his research papers can be found in the University of California’s On-line Water Resources Center Archives.


The Hugo B. Fischer award is presented each winter at the CWEMF’s Annual Meeting.




Hugo B. Fischer Award Winners


Dr. Eli Ateljevich – CA Dept. of Water Resources          HBF Award Presentation

Recipient’s Presentation - Water Cost Tool and Bay-Delta SCHISM: Towards Fidelity in Planning Questions and Answers  (.pdf)         


Mike Deas – Watercourse Engineering  HBF Award Presentation  Recipient’s Presentation – “Water Temperature Transaction Tool (W3T)  (.pdf)


Dan Easton – MBK Engineers  HBF Award Presentation  Recipient’s Acceptance Speech (.pdf) 


Dr. Nigel Quinn – Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation   HBF Award Presentation   Recipient’s Presentation – “The Power of Data  (.pdf) 


Nancy Parker – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation  HBF Award Presentation  Recipient’s Presentation – “Planning Modeling for USBR Mid Pacific Region”  (.pdf)


Dr. Russ Brown - ICF

Recipient’s Presentation – “Thirty Years of Daily Modeling”  (.pdf)


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Dr. Pete Smith  – U.S. Geological Survey    HBF Award Presentation Award Recipient’s Presentation – Using 3D Hydrodynamic and Particle-Tracking Models to Explore Fish Movements and Distributions   (.pdf)


Dr. Richard Howitt – UC Davis

Dr. Jay R. Lund – UC Davis  HBF Award Presentation

Award Recipient’s Presentation Adventures with CALVIN  (.pdf)


Dr. John DeGeorge – Resources Management Associates

    HBF Award Presentation (.pdf)


Dr. Carl Chen – Systech Engineering, Inc       HBF Award Presentation

Dr. Paul Hutton – Metropolitan Water District of So. CA


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Tom Heinzer – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation


Dr. Emin C. Dogrul – CA Dept. of Water Resources



Dr. Gerald Orlob–University of California, Davis


Armin Munevar – CA Dept. of Water Resources



Kamyar Guivetchi – CA Dept. of Water Resources

Dwight Russell – CA Dept. of Water Resources


Walter Bourez III –Surface Water Resources, Inc.

Jack Rowell – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation


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Dr. Francis Chung – CA Dept. of Water Resources

Dr. Gregory Gartrell –Contra Costa Water District


Dr. Ralph Cheng – U.S. Geological Survey


Dr. Richard Denton – Contra Costa Water District

Dr. Alan Jassby – UC Davis



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