The Civil College National Committee on Water Engineering is calling for nominations for the JD Lawson Scholarship. The scholarship recognises and encourages a professional engineer who is making an outstanding contribution in hydro-environmental engineering to the professional community. 

Who was JD Lawson?

Jack Dempster Lawson was an Emeritus Professor whose career spanned four decades, and whose contribution to the fields of hydraulic and water resources engineering was and still is profound. After working briefly with the Commonwealth Department of Works and for two years as a Research Hydraulic Engineer with the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority he joined the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer in 1954. In 1970 he was appointed Professor of Civil Engineering, a position he held until his retirement in 1989. At the time of his death in 1991 he was the world President of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). 

The Scholarship

The scholarship includes up to $5000 for registration, flights and accommodation to attend the 37th IAHR World Congress to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 13-18 August 2017. 

Find out more

To find out more and to nominate, visit our website

Nominations close Monday, 13 February