Dr. Soroosh Sorooshian of the U.S. won the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Water Prize for Management and Protection of Water Resources for 2008-2010.
Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian is the Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS) and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science Departments at UC Irvine. His area of expertise is hydrometeorology, water resources systems, climate studies and application of remote sensing to earth science problems with special focus on the hydrologic cycle and water. Prof. Sorooshian is also a member of the Steering committee of the G-WADI programme.
The CHRS at the University of California, Irvine under the directorship of Professor Sorooshian, has been very actively and effectively collaborating with UNESCO’s G-WADI program (since its foundation) in developing user friendly and hydrologically relevant information such as real-time rainfall estimates for use by the international community. Within the framework of G-WADI, CHRS has been developing several online data access and visualization tools that allow hydrologists to access high resolution precipitation estimates in real and near-real time that are customized to suit the needs of Member States in terms of the ability to both view and subset the data by country, administrative unit, and multiple scale watersheds easily.
Congratulations to Soroosh!