GREAT NEWS: G-WADI expert and SC member Prof. Sooroosh Sorooshian wins Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Water Prize

G-WADI expert and SC member Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian win Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Water Prize.

“Dr. Shoros Soroshian of the U.S. won the Management and Protection of Water Resources worth SR500,000.
In a statement following the meeting, Prince Khalid bin Sultan described the prize as the biggest in the world of its kind, vowing that next year’s meeting would approve a proposed strategy to enlarge the prize”.
http://www.spa.gov.sa/english/details.php?id=830783

Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian is a member of SC committee of G-WADI programme.
Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian is the Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS) and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science Departments at UC Irvine. His area of expertise is Hydrometeorology, water resources systems, climate studies and application of remote sensing to earth science problems with special focus on the hydrologic cycle and water.

The CHRS at the University of California, Irvine under the directorship of Professor Soroosh Sorooshian, has been very actively and effectively collaborating with UNESCO’s G-WADI program (since its foundation) in developing user friendly and hydrologically relevant information such as real-time rainfall estimates for use by the international community. Within the framework of G-WADI, CHRS has been developing several online data access and visualization tools that allow hydrologist to access high resolution precipitation estimates in real and near-real time that are customized to suit the needs of Member States in terms of the ability to both view and subset the data by country, administrative unit, and multiple scale watersheds rather easily.

One of his groups’ recent products includes:
• Precipitation Patterns of Pakistan Floods 2010
http://hydis.eng.uci.edu/gwadi/
Fore more information,
http://www.eng.uci.edu/users/soroosh-sorooshian

Congratulations to Soroosh!

-Anil Mishra