The William R. Boggess Award is given to the author or authors of the paper, published in the JAWRA 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.

I am pleased to announcement the JAWRA editorial board has selected three papers as finalists for the 2014 Boggess Award. They are:

Cockerill, K. and W.P. Anderson, Jr., 2014. Creating False Images: Stream Restoration in an Urban Setting. JAWRA 50(2):468-482. jawr.12131.

DiFrancesco, K.N., and D.D. Tullos. 2014. Flexibility in Water Resources Management: Review of Concepts and Development of Assessment Flood Management Systems. JAWRA 50(6):1527-1539. jawr.12214.

Weller, D.E. and M.E. Baker. 2014. Cropland Riparian Buffers throughout Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Spatial Patterns and Effects on Nitrate Loads Delivered to Streams. JAWRA 50(3):696-712. jawr.12207.

The winner of the Boggess Award will be announced by the AWRA President.

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