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THE POUL HARREMOËS AWARD WST VIRTUAL SPECIAL ISSUE

The Joint committee on Urban Drainage (JCUD) launched the Poul Harremoës award in 2005. Prof. Poul Harremoës was a globally renowned water engineer and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).  Prof. Poul Harremoës was the recipient of numerous national and international awards throughout his career, including the Stockholm Water Prize in 1992, and the Heineken Prize in 2000 from The Netherlands Academy of Science and Art. He held numerous national appointments as chair of governmental committees. Internationally he was president and later an honorary member of the International Association for Water Quality (IAWQ), now The International Water Association (IWA). He was a member of the Danish and the Swedish Academy of Technical Sciences, and the European Academy of Science and Art. From 1994 to 2002 he was a member of the Scientific Committee of The European Environmental Agency. He was also one of the initiators of the International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD). For the 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD) held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2005, just two years after he passed away, the Joint Committee on Urban Drainage created a young researchers award in his name to honor his career achievements.

The award is given at each triannual International conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD) for the presentation of novel and ideally provocative ideas, relating to developments in urban drainage, by young authors (up to 35 years of age). The aim of the award is to inspire young researchers to push the field forward, to be bold and daring by challenging the status quo, and always asking the difficult questions.

At each ICUD, three nominees are selected to present their submission in a plenary session of the ICUD. Each of these nominees is given the opportunity to publish their paper in Water Science & Technology. This virtual special issue of Water Science & Technology contains all published Poul Harremoës Award papers. This series not only shows a high quality of research, but also gives an interesting overview of the ‘hot topics’ in our field. We hope you enjoy (re-)reading these papers.

Tony Merete Muthanna (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Chair of Poul Harremoës Award Committee), Jeroen Langeveld (TU Delft, chair of Joint committee on Urban Drainage)

You can find past winning papers from the International Conference on Urban Drainage series here:

 

Winner 2005

Sampling for representative micropollutant loads in sewer systems

C. Ort, W. Gujer

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2006) 54 (6-7): 169–176.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2006.591

 

Nominees 2005

Failure of sewage pumps: statistical modelling and impact assessment

H. Korving, M. Geise, F. Clemens

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2006) 54 (6-7): 119–126.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2006.577

 

Statistical methods towards more efficient infiltration measurements

T. Franz, P. Krebs

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2006) 54 (6-7): 153–160.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2006.593

 

Winner 2008

Metals pollution tracing in the sewerage network using the diffusive gradients in thin films technique

P. Thomas

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2009) 60 (1): 65–70.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.287

 

Nominee 2011

Decision strategies for handling the uncertainty of future extreme rainfall under the influence of climate change

I. B. Gregersen, K. Arnbjerg-Nielsen

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2012) 66 (2): 284–291.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2012.173

 

Winner 2014

Commercial microwave links instead of rain gauges: fiction or reality?

Martin Fencl, Jörg Rieckermann, Petr Sýkora, David Stránský, VojtÄ›ch Bareš

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2015) 71 (1): 31–37.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2014.466

 

Nominees 2014

Can we model the implementation of water sensitive urban design in evolving cities?

Peter Marcus Bach, David T. Mccarthy, Ana Deletic

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2015) 71 (1): 149–156.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2014.464

 

Influence of local calibration on the quality of online wet weather discharge monitoring: feedback from five international case studies

Nicolas Caradot, Hauke Sonnenberg, Pascale Rouault, Günter Gruber, Thomas Hofer ...

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2015) 71 (1): 45–51.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2014.465

 

Winner 2017

Virtual reality in urban water management: communicating urban flooding with particle-based CFD simulations

Daniel Winkler, Jonatan Zischg, Wolfgang Rauch

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2018) 77 (2): 518–524.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2017.567

 

Nominee 2017

Initial conditions of urban permeable surfaces in rainfall-runoff models using Horton's infiltration

Steffen Davidsen, Roland Löwe, Nanna H. Ravn, Lina N. Jensen, Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen

Journal: Water Science and Technology

Water Sci Technol (2018) 77 (3): 662–669.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2017.580


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