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IAHR 2018 Honorary Fellow of Ecohydraulics Committee!

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Thomas B. Hardy, from Texas State University, has been awarded with the Honorary Fellowship of the Ecohydraulics Committee during the12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, 19-24 August 2018, Tokyo, Japan. Click here to visit the website.

Research accomplishments
Thom Hardy has always been an excellent ambassador for interdisciplinary ecohydraulic research, and he has been fundamental in developing new and innovative scientific concepts, measurement techniques and simulation models within a broad range of ecohydraulic topics, always willing to share knowledge, discuss approaches and contribute to bring science
forward and show applications of best practice. His extensive CV with an impressive list of publications, awards and assignments, and his wide professional network are strong proofs of his importance for ecohydraulics.

Contributions to IAHR Ecohydraulics Committee
Thom Hardy was leading the organisation of the third Symposium on Ecohydraulics in Salt Lake City, USA, in 1999. He was one of the founding members of "International Aquatic Modelling Group" in the mid-1990's, and he became soon a member of the Ecohydraulics Committee to the IAHR when it was established. He was the Secretary in 2010-2012, and he became President for 2012-2014. He is still a member of the leadership team in the Committee.

Brief Resume
Thom Hardy holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology and a B.S. in Secondary Education. He is currently the Chief Science Officer of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. He was the Associate Director of the UtahWater Research Laboratory at Utah State for 10 years and was named as the first Fellow of the UWRL. He has been working in the field of Ecohydraulics for impressing four decades. Thom Hardy oversees research on the development, testing,
validation, and application of multi-disciplinary methodologies for impact assessments in water resource systems and in particular ecohydraulics and instream flow assessments. He has accumulated extensive research and consulting experience since 1977 involving aquatic ecosystems modelling, trophic level dynamics, benthic and macroinvertebrate studies, river and reservoir water quantity and quality modelling, remote sensing and image processing. He is a recognized national and international expert on instream flow modelling and multi-disciplinary impact assessments and has been a technical advisor to instream flow research programs in England, Japan, Korea, and Norway.