International Water Prize Awarded to Gary Parker

Posted on 10.23.2016
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Prof. Gary Parker has been selected as the recipient of the 7th Prince Abdul Aziz Surface Water Prize.  The prize is awarded to Dr. Parker for work that clarifies the vexing problem of meandering rivers, a field that has long been an uncharted territory of geomorphology and sediment transport. His work contributes to our understanding of the shapes they take and how they change themselves and their floodplains as they migrate, eroding the sediment of which old land is composed, and creating new land by emplacing fresh sediment.

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