ANCOLD welcomes and encourages young professionals to get involved and be active within the dams community.

An award for the Young Professionals Best Paper is given each year to an ANCOLD Associate Member or Employee of a Member Organisation.

Richard Rodd, David Stewart and Brian Cooper were tasked again this year with the difficult job of judging the Best Young Professional Paper Award. Richard Rodd noted the high standard of the papers and presentations that made the job of choosing a winner for the 2018 award very difficult with only a small margin separating nominees.

The judges therefore awarded two Young Professionals as the winners of the 2018 Best Paper and an Honorable Mention.

Thanks goes to Richard Rodd and Associates for sponsoring the ANCOLD Young Professionals Best Paper Award for 2018.

Winner – Cole Haden Smith

2018 ANCOLD Young Professional Best Paper awarded to: Cole Haden Smith

For his paper titled: “A robust and efficient stochastic simulation framework for estimating reservoir stage-frequency curves with uncertainty bounds”

Winner – Hench Wang

2018 ANCOLD Young Professional Best Paper awarded to: Hench Wang

For his paper titled: “Using HEC-LifeSim to better understand and reduce dam failure consequences for three case studies around Australia”

Honorable Mention – James Barter

2018 ANCOLD Young Professional Best Paper Honourable Mention awarded to: James Barter

For his paper titled: “Novel applications of UAV-mounted remote sensing for the geotechnical assessment of Sturt River Dam”

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