AWRA President Bill Battaglin has announced the winners of the 2012 Boggess Award:
Richard D. Horan and James S. Shortle, for their paper in the February 2011 JAWRA, Economic and Ecological Rules for Water Quality Trading. The authors are from Michigan State and Penn State, respectively.
This paper was part of a Featured Collection on Water Quality Trading. In my blog about this paper, I noted the paper argues the need for a strong degree of technical and regulatory skill to manage an effective trading program.
The award will be presented by Bill Battaglin at the luncheon of the 2012 AWRA Annual Conference. This will be the first time, I believe, one Boggess winner as presented the award to another! Congratulations to the winners and all our finalists.
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.