This award is given for the presentation of novel and ideally, provocative ideas relating to developments in urban drainage. Vision and innovation were the hallmarks of Prof. Poul Harremoës' (1934 - 2003) career and his contributions to advancing knowledge in environmental sciences and engineering related to urban drainage are unsurpassed. In recognition of his outstanding and unique contributions, the IWA/IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage in cooperation with the International Water Association has established a triennial competition for the best paper written by a young author to be held in conjunction with the committee's triennial International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD). The first award in this series was made at the 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage held in Copenhagen in 2005 and the award was won by Christoph Ort from EAWAG, Switzerland. He was followed by Philip Thomas from Thames Water, UK (2008), Nuno Eduardo da Cruz Simões from Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (2011) and Martin Fencl from CTU in Prague, Czech Republic (2014).
The PHA Committee consists of four senior members of IWA/IAHR JCUD committee and three previous winners of the PHA award.
Prof. Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Dr. David McCarthy, Monash University, Australia
Dr. Jeroen Langeveld, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Prof. Tone Merete Muthanna, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dr. Christoph Ort, EAWAG, Switzerland
Dr. Nuno Eduardo da Cruz Simões, University of Coimbra, Portugal, and
Dr. Martin Fencl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
The prize will be awarded as follows:
Papers are judged on the basis of: