American Geophysical Union selects Professor Giuliano Di Baldassarre as an AGU Honoree

2020-09-29

Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Professor of Hydrology at the Department of Earth Sciences and Director of the Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS), was awarded as the 2020 Paul A. Witherspoon Lecturer by the American Geoscience Union (AGU) that, with 62,000 members from 137 countries, is the world's largest society in Earth Sciences.

Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Professor of Hydrology
Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Professor of Hydrology at the Department of Earth Sciences and Director of the Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS), has been selected by the American Geophysical Union as the 2020 Paul A. Witherspoon Lecturer, in recognition of his significant and innovative contributions to the hydrologic sciences.

Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Professor of Hydrology at the Department of Earth Sciences and Director of the Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS), was awarded as the 2020 Paul A. Witherspoon Lecturer Award by AGU that, with 62,000 members from 137 countries, is the world's largest society in Earth Sciences.

The Witherspoon Lecture Award recognizes ”significant and innovative contributions by mid-career scientists to the hydrologic sciences through research aimed at socially important problems and through mentoring of young scientists. The award is named to honor the life and work of Paul A. Witherspoon, an accomplished hydrologist who was a leader in the field for more than 50 years”.

Giuliano will be awarded during the AGU Fall Meeting this December. His distinguished lecture, entitled "Hydrological Extremes and Human Societies", will provide a vision for the future of socio-hydrology.

In his lecture, Giuliano will present interdisciplinary research exploring the way in which humans impact, and respond to, droughts and floods. Along with his research team, he integrates theoretical and empirical methods based on case studies, socio-hydrological models, and global analyses. He will also show how the unravelling of socio-hydrological phenomena can inform policy processes to reduce hydrological risk while assisting communities, governments, civil society organizations and private actors in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, the societal grand challenge of our time.

Read more about the American Geophysical Union´s nomination of Giuliano Di Baldassarre. 

Research portrait of Giuliano Di Baldassarre.

For more information, contact Giuliano Di Baldassarre:
Email: giuliano.dibaldassarre@geo.uu.se
Telephone:+4618-471 7162

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