Conservation Matters May 2012

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Singh awarded Bush Excellence Award for International Research

The Bush Excellence Award for faculty in International Research was presented to Dr. Vijay P. Singh, professor and Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University. Organizers say for more than 30 years, Singh has dedicated his scientific and intellectual efforts for the betterment of humanity through national and international contributions to water resources engineering.

The research he pioneered in entropy theory in hydrology now has its roots in collaboration with distinguished scientists and engineers from 15 countries, representing every continent of the world. According to his colleagues, his hundreds of published articles, 18 textbooks and 17 chapters have made a tremendous educational impact making him sought-after as a keynote speaker all over the world.

Singh has received more than 100 honors, awards and fellowships including honorary professorships and foreign memberships of academies of engineering and sciences from universities, national academies and government entities representing several European countries, India, China, Australia, Canada and Mexico. One nominator wrote that "Singh's leadership, dedication and commitment are unmatched in the U.S. and outside. He has put the Texas A&M University water program on the world map."

Read the full Texas A&M news release.

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