NWRI Clarke Prize 25th Anniversary Oct. 26
The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize and invites you to join them at the presentation ceremony on October 26 in Orange County, Calif. Registration and sponsorship opportunity information is found at www.clarkeprize.com.
The Clarke Prize is one of the most prestigious water awards in the world and celebrates outstanding achievement in civil and environmental engineering, water sciences, biological sciences, health sciences, political sciences, physical and chemical sciences, and planning and public policy.
The 2018 prize will be presented to Dr. Janet G. Hering, director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) in Switzerland. She will be honored for outstanding achievement in water science and technology. Among her many achievements, she is co-author of Principles and Applications of Aquatic Chemistry, which has been called “a masterpiece that has influenced the way in which water chemistry is taught to environmental engineers, geochemists, and environmental scientists around the world.”
The Clarke Prize was named after Mrs. Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke, a highly respected philanthropist who passed away in 1993. Fondly known as the “First Lady” of Orange County, Calif., Mrs. Clarke served on the White House preservation committee and participated in many other political activities. She and her daughter, Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith, ran the Irvine Ranch, one of California’s most productive crop farms, and served on the board of trustees of the Irvine Company, a privately held real estate investment company with properties all throughout coastal California. Because of her ties to the land, Mrs. Clarke recognized the vital importance of water and strongly promoted better water science and technology.
The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) was founded in 1991 by a group of Southern California water agencies in partnership with the Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clarke Foundation to promote the protection, maintenance, and restoration of water supplies and to protect the freshwater and marine environments through the development of cooperative research work.