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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.

 

 

Year

Hugo B. Fischer Award Winners

2016

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)         

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

Dr. Russ Brown - ICF

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

2010

<No Award Given>

2009

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)

2008

Dr. Richard Howitt – UC Davis

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

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

2007

Dr. John DeGeorge – Resources Management Associates

    HBF Award Presentation (.pdf)

2006

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

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

2005

 <No Award Given>

2004

Tom Heinzer – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

2003

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

2002

 

Dr. Gerald Orlob–University of California, Davis

2001

Armin Munevar – CA Dept. of Water Resources

2000

 

Kamyar Guivetchi – CA Dept. of Water Resources

Dwight Russell – CA Dept. of Water Resources

1999

Walter Bourez III –Surface Water Resources, Inc.

Jack Rowell – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

1998

<No award given>

1997

 

Dr. Francis Chung – CA Dept. of Water Resources

Dr. Gregory Gartrell –Contra Costa Water District

1996

Dr. Ralph Cheng – U.S. Geological Survey

1995

Dr. Richard Denton – Contra Costa Water District

Dr. Alan Jassby – UC Davis

 

 

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