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Professor David Hannah

Professor Hannah joins 53 other individuals in the 2023 Class of Fellows. AGU, the world's largest earth and space sciences association, annually recognizes a select number of individuals for its highest honours. Since 1962, the AGU Union Fellows Committee has selected less than 0.1% of members as new Fellows.

Professor Hannah was selected for his “ground-breaking contributions to our understanding of the links between river flow, temperature, ecohydrology and climate”. Fellows are selected each year in recognition of their embodiment of AGU’s vision of a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future powered by discovery, innovation, and action. The AGU also selects fellows who conduct themselves with integrity, respect, and collaboration while creating deep engagement in education, diversity, and outreach.

Professor Hannah is chair-holder for the UNESCO Chair in Water Sciences at the University of Birmingham and also Director of the Birmingham Institute for Sustainability and Climate Action. His research spans a breadth of topics across hydrology. His overall goal is to better understand water cycle processes, hydrological events (flood, drought, water quality ) and water-related impacts under climate and other drivers of change Professor Hannah’s research has important real world implications as access to safe water and sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems are key requirements for human health, prosperity and security.

AGU will formally recognize this year’s recipients at AGU23, which will convene more than 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries in San Francisco and online everywhere on 11-15 December 2023. The annual Honors Reception is a chance for AGU’s community to recognize the outstanding work of our colleagues and be inspired by their accomplishments and stories.

Professor Hannah said “I am very honoured & privileged to receive recognition by the AGU. This accolade is only made possible due to wonderful collaborators, mentors, students, stakeholders, friends, family & other supporters. Looking forward, I hope to continue to advance the boundaries of knowledge in hydrology and water science, to develop the next generation of (inter disciplinary-minded) researchers, and to continue to disseminate the societal relevance of our research to a wide range of stakeholders.”

I am very honoured & privileged to receive recognition by the AGU. This accolade is only made possible due to wonderful collaborators, mentors, students, stakeholders, friends, family & other supporters.

Professor David Hannah, Birmingham Institute for Sustainability and Climate Action

AGU will formally recognize this year’s recipients at AGU23, which will convene more than 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries in San Francisco and online everywhere on 11-15 December 2023. The annual Honors Reception is a chance for AGU’s community to recognize the outstanding work of our colleagues and be inspired by their accomplishments and stories.

Professor Hannah said “I am very honoured & privileged to receive recognition by the AGU. This accolade is only made possible due to wonderful collaborators, mentors, students, stakeholders, friends, family & other supporters. Looking forward, I hope to continue to advance the boundaries of knowledge in hydrology and water science, to develop the next generation of (inter disciplinary-minded) researchers, and to continue to disseminate the societal relevance of our research to a wide range of stakeholders.”