Professor Jim Hall and Dr Edoardo Borgomeo have been awarded the 2018 Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Water Management and Protection Prize for their work on decision making under uncertainty.
The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world. Five prizes are bestowed every two years. Nominations for the prizes awarded in 2018 came from over 50 countries and have been evaluated on their originality, potential impact, applicability, and its usefulness to society, particularly with respect to development and solving problems on an international level.
Hall and Borgomeo were selected for the prize covering the use, management, and protection of water resources. The prize recognises their work in developing new approaches to identify water-related investments that are resilient to future uncertainties such as population growth and climate change.
Responding to the announcement, Jim Hall said: “Edoardo Borgomeo and I have been working for many years to show how scarce water resources can be managed better if we properly factor the risks of water shortage into decision making. Those insights are now being taken up by water resources managers in this country and around the world. We are delighted that this work has now also been recognised by the committee of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.”
The 8th Award will be presented at a ceremony at the United Nations in New York in October 2018 .
Read full announcement on the PSIPW website.
"Edoardo Borgomeo and I have been working for many years to show how scarce water resources can be managed better if we properly factor the risks of water shortage into decision making." Professor Jim Hall