ASCE has honored Richa Ojha, Meenu Ramadas, A.M.ASCE, and Rao S. Govindaraju, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWI, F.ASCE, with the 2016 ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award for the papers, “Current and Future Challenges in Groundwater. I: Modeling and Management of Resources” and “Current and Future Challenges in Groundwater. II: Water Quality Modeling,” published in the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, January 2015.
The companion papers include content from an immense collection of groundwater papers with a broad scope of important topics. The papers discuss several inherent groundwater challenges, such as data limitation, heterogeneity, spatial scaling, and uncertainty. These challenges are unique in understanding groundwater and its nearly inaccessible and complex geological environments.
The papers also highlight content that discusses groundwater modeling and management challenges with regard to climate changes, groundwater-surface water interfacial fluxes, water quality, hydraulic fracturing and carbon sequestration.
The ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award is presented to the individual, individuals, or committee that has prepared, for the benefit of the profession, the most outstanding paper which reviews and interprets state-of-the-art scientific and technical information.