Award Reception in Honor of Dr. Peter J. Webster

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For additional information regarding the reception, contact Hollie Meyer, Administrative Manager, hollie.meyer@eas.gatech.edu.

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Summary Sentence: Award Reception in Honor of Dr. Peter J. Webster

Full Summary: Dr. Peter Webster is the recipient of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Creativity Prize for Water Using data from sophisticated weather forecast and river inundation models, Webster and his team developed methods to forecast major floods during monsoon seasons in Asia with at least one week of lead time. This meant that people living in affected areas had enough time to protect their lives, livelihood, crops, and livestock.

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  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (left) presents prize to Peter Webster (center) as PSIPW Chairman Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz looks on during award presentations in New York City on Nov. 2, 2016. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (left) presents prize to Peter Webster (center) as PSIPW Chairman Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz looks on during award presentations in New York City on Nov. 2, 2016.
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Peter Webster, a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has won the Creativity Prize of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW). Awarded every two years by a council of individuals representing the government of Saudi Arabia and international academic institutions, the Creativity Prize recognizes innovative approaches to solving the problems of global water scarcity and potable water availability.

Webster’s contribution to water science is informed by his understanding of ocean-atmosphere interactions, a research topic he has pursued for many years. Using data from sophisticated weather forecast models in the U.K., as well as river inundation models, Webster and his team developed analysis methods and algorithms to forecast major floods during monsoon seasons in Asia.

In honor of this award, the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will host a reception in Dr. Webster's honor on Wednesday, December 7 at 3:30 in the Ford ES&T atrium.

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EAS, College of Sciences

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  • Created By: Hollie Meyer
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  • Created On: Nov 17, 2016 - 9:02am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:13pm