In 1998, the Board initiated the Ruth Patrick Award, to honor outstanding research by a scientist in the application of basic aquatic science principles to the identification, analysis and/or solution of important environmental problems. Emphasis on selection is given to aquatic scientists who have made either sustained contributions or a single, but critical contribution towards solving an environmental problem. While this award is intended for individuals, under exceptional circumstances the Awards Committee may consider a pair/team.


Each nomination must be supported by a letter (not to exceed two pages) on qualifications.

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