The International Prizes in Hydrology shall be awarded to persons who have made outstanding contributions to hydrology such as confers on the candidate universal recognition of his or her international stature.
The contribution should have an identifiable international dimension extending beyond both the country of normal work and the specific field of interest of the candidate.
The medals may be awarded to hydrologists of long international standing or to younger but active hydrologists who exhibit qualities of international leadership in the science or practice of hydrology.
An active involvement in the work of IAHS, UNESCO-IHP or WMO as well as other international organizations in the field of hydrology should be counted as an advantage.
Nominations should consist of:
- a (max. 2 pages A4 format) nomination letter signed by either a National Representative to IAHS, the President of a national committee of UNESCO-IHP or a National Hydrological Advisor to the WMO, with one sentence citation (max. 200 characters), and stating why the nominee is the most qualified person to receive the Volker or Dooge medal, paying attention to the medal's dedication specified above;
- the nominee's CV (max. 3 pages, A4 format) with an emphasis on the contribution to hydrological science and international scientific cooperation, providing clear information on the main criteria used for the evaluation and the specific considerations mentioned above;
- a list of the major scientific publications (max. 2 pages, A4 format).
Nominations should be received by the Secretary General no later than 31 December of the previous year.