AWRA President Michael Campana has announced the winner of the 2011 Boggess Award: Deborah Elcock of Argonne National Laboratory. Her paper, “Future U.S. Water Consumption: The Role of Energy Production,” was published in the June 2010 issue of JAWRA. The award will be presented at the luncheon of the AWRA 2011 Annual Conference, this November in Albuquerque. Congratulations, Deborah!
Her article investigates how meeting domestic energy production targets for both fossil and renewable fuels may affect future water demand. In my blog entry at the time of publication, I noted, “This article is a great example of why one has to look at all aspects of an issue — take a multidisciplinary approach.” The Associate Editors agreed, and we have a winner!
The William R. Boggess Award is given to the author or authors of the paper, published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association during the preceding year, that best describes, delineates, or analyzes a major problem or aspect of water resources from either a theoretical, applied, or philosophical standpoint. Established in 1973, the Award honors William R. “Randy” Boggess, a member of AWRA, one of the first Directors, and a former President of the Association, who has also made significant contributions to AWRA as an Editor of JAWRA.