Award Reception in Honor of Dr. Peter J. Webster
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.