Paul A. Witherspoon Lecture

Basic Information

The Paul A. Witherspoon Lecture honors the life and work of hydrologist, Paul A. Witherspoon. Witherspoon was a dynamic and influential leader in hydrologic sciences for more than 50 years. The Paul A. Witherspoon Lecture in Hydrologic Sciences will honor the great accomplishments of Witherspoon in advancing the science of Hydrology, its application to socially important problems, and the inspired and dedicated mentoring of young hydrologists.

The Witherspoon Lecture Award recognizes significant and innovative contributions in hydrologic sciences by a mid-career scientist, which includes the awardee’s research impact, innovative interdisciplinary work, application of research to socially important problems, and inspired and dedicated mentoring of young scientists, and acknowledges the awardee shows exceptional promise for continued leadership in hydrologic sciences. The lecture is awarded annually at the Hydrology Section Business Meeting/Luncheon during the AGU Fall Meeting. A list of past recipients is available on the Hydrology section website.

CITATION/SCOPE STATEMENT

For significant and innovative contributions in hydrologic sciences by a mid-career scientist.

CAREER LEVEL: Mid-Career

LECTURE INCLUDES

  • Presented with a Lecture certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Invitation to present the Witherspoon Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Travel expenses (up to $2,000) covered to attend the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Complimentary meeting registration to participate in the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Complimentary ticket to the Hydrology section luncheon at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented annually.