SEI scientist receives prestigious award for water analysis

Photo: SEI Senior Scientist Charles Young and Stantec Principal Engineer Andy Draper receive the Fisher Award at the California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum. Photo: Stacy Tanaka

SEI’s Charles Young and Stantec’s Andy Draper won for their work on the Sacramento Water Allocation Model.

SEI Senior Scientist Charles Young and Stantec Principal Engineer Andy Draper received the prestigious Hugo B. Fisher Award this week for their work on an unprecedented water model of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

The Fischer Award – presented annually by the California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum – recognizes professionals for the development or innovative application of a computer model and the effective use of such models in planning or regulatory functions.

Young and Draper won the award for the Sacramento Water Allocation Model (SacWAM) and its contribution to California’s efforts to create new policies on in-stream flows – or water that flows in rivers. The model was created in SEI’s Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP) system; it enables users to see both the current operation of the Delta’s water system, and how water would flow if there were no dams, diversions or infrastructure.

“I am very honored to receive this award from CWEMF on behalf our entire model development team. It’s great recognition for the hard work our team has done over the past 5 years,” said Young, who is part of the SEI US Water Program. “This model also illustrates the power of the […]

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SEI scientist receives prestigious award for water analysis
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SEI scientist receives prestigious award for water analysis
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The annual Fischer Award recognizes professionals for application of computer modeling and the use of such models in water planning or regulatory functions.
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Stockholm Environment Institute
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