The Clarke Prize is awarded to outstanding individuals who have implemented better water science research and technology to solve real-world water challenges.
Clarke Prize nominees are currently active researchers and/or practitioners in the U.S. who are focused on the discovery, development, improvement, and/or understanding of the issues associated with water quality, quantity, technology, or public policy.
Research disciplines include, but are not limited to, engineering, physical and chemical sciences, biological sciences, health sciences, political sciences, and planning and public policy.
Nominations are reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Active engagement in current research endeavors.
- Professional career accomplishments.
- Demonstrated excellence through research contributions.
Self-nominations are discouraged.
- Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2014
- Clarke Prize Award Ceremony: November 7, 2014
2014 Nomination Application
Clarke Prize nominations are no longer being accepted.
For questions, please email Gina Vartanian, the Clarke Prize Coordinator.
Clarke Prize Executive Committee
The Clarke Prize recipient is selected by the Clarke Prize Executive Committee after careful consideration of all nominations. The Committee includes:
Roy Spalding, Ph.D.
Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Menachem Elimelech, Ph.D.
Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
2005 Clarke Prize Laureate
Charles I. Noss, Sc.D.
National Program Director for Water Quality, Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Joan B. Rose, Ph.D.
Nowlin Endowed Chair for Water Research
Michigan State University
2001 Clarke Prize Laureate
George Tchobanoglous, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Davis
2003 Clarke Prize Laureate
Michael P. Wehner
Assistant General Manager
Orange County Water Dsistrict