Professor Holger Maier of the Water Research Centre was awarded the Biennial Medal by the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society for “exceptional research contributions to environmental modelling and software and for promoting the aims of the Society.”
The aims of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society include,
- develop and use environmental modelling and software tools to advance the science and improve decision making with respect to resource and environmental issues. This places an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the development of generic frameworks and methodologies which integrate models and software tools across issues, scales, disciplines and stakeholders with respect to resource and environmental issues;
- promote contacts among physical, social and natural scientists, economists and software developers from different countries and coordinate their activities;
- improve the cooperation between the sciences and decision makers/advisors on environmental matters;
- exchange information in the field of environmental modelling and software among scientific and educational organizations and private enterprises, as well as non-governmental organizations and governmental bodies.
The medal one of three is awarded every two years and Holger is only the second Australian to receive the honour.
Congratulations to Holger for this international recognition of his achievements.