Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture Award

The Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture is one of the most prestigious awards of the IWRA which has been named after Prof. Ven Te Chow (1919-1981),  First President of IWRA. Dr. Ven Te Chow was an eminent water scientist and a leading figure in water resources in the second half of the 20th Century.

The Ven Te Chow Memorial Award has been instituted by the IWRA in his memory, to be delivered at its triennial World Water Congresses.


Peter Gleick

The 2011 recipient of the Ven Te Chow Memorial Award is Peter Henry Gleick. He delivered his lecture during the XIVth IWRA World Water Congress in Brazil.

Dr. Peter H. Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, in Oakland, California. His research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources.

Dr. Gleick is an internationally recognised water expert. He is the coordinator of the famous biennial water reports entitled “The World's Water”. Among numerous distinctions, he was elected in 1999 Academician of the International Water Academy in Oslo, Norway. He is a Mc Arthur Fellow, member of the US National Academy of Sciences since 2006.

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2008: John Pigram

2005: Benedito Braga

2003: Asit K. Biswas

2000: Janusz Kindler

1997: Glenn E. Stout

1996: Ben Chie Yen

1994: Andras Szollosi-Nagy

1991: Malin Falkenmark

1988: Vujica M. Yevjevich