Work by Trenberth Dai Receives...

Work by Trenberth Dai Receives International Accolade

Bi-annually, the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia awards five prizes in recognition of scientists, inventors, and research organizations around the world working in water related fields. The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) acknowledges exceptional and innovative work that contributes to the sustainable availability of potable water and alleviation of the escalating global problem of water scarcity. Among the September 2012 award recipients were Kevin Trenberth and Aiguo Dai of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Their work to estimate the effects of climate change on the global hydrological cycle, and clear explanation of the global water budget was awarded the PSIPW Surface Water prize.

The five PSIPW prizes are intended to highlight the breadth of work being done in the water research landscape. In addition to the prize for surface water, other award categories include water management and protection, ground water, alternative water resources, and break-through creativity in any water resources field. Nominations for each prize category are evaluated for originality, potential impact, and applicability. Special consideration is given to how the nominated work contributes to its field of research and usefulness to society, particularly with respect to development and solving problems on an international level. For more information, see