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03/26/2013

Nigel Quinn Wins Hugo B. Fischer Award

Source: Dan Hawkes

HugoawardEarlier this week (on March 25), ESD’s Nigel Quinn was honored with the 2013 Hugo B. Fischer Award by the California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum (CWEMF). This award, endowed by Lyle Hoag in memory of the late Professor Hugo Fischer’s pioneering work on Bay-Delta water quality modeling, is given annually for (1) innovative development, refinement, or application of a computer model; or (2) significant furtherance of the effective use of models in open forums for planning or regulatory functions that benefit California water stakeholders and decision makers. 

In selecting Quinn for the award, CWEFM recognized his broad and significant contributions to real time data management, decision-support tool development, and hydrology and water quality forecasting. The CWEMF noted Quinn’s leadership role in model development, including his key invaluable work on the Westside Agricultural Drainage Economics Model, the Wetland Management Simulator Model, and the Westside Surface Groundwater Simulation Model. These models have “led to greater understanding of hydrology and salinity in the lower San Joaquin.”

Quinn-2009The award will be presented to Quinn at CWEMF’s Annual Meeting next month, on the evening of Monday, April 22, at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom, CA. After the award ceremony, Quinn will give a short presentation of his work on the San Joaquin Valley.

Congratulations, Nigel!