Further details of the nomination and selection procedures for all awards made by the Union can be obtained from the IUAPPA Secretariat.
The Christopher Ernest Barthel Jr Award
Dr. Christopher Barthel was instrumental in founding IUAPPA in 1964 and served as its President from 1966-70. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the US Air Pollution Control Association (now Air and Waste Management Association) from 1968-71 and in 1977 was made an Honorary Member of A&WMA.
The Christopher Ernest Barthel Award was established by the International Board of IUAPPA at its meeting on 24 October 1980 at Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Award may be made to an individual whose contributions of a civic nature, whether administrative, legislative or judicial, have aided substantially in the abatement of air pollution.
Eligibility for the Award requires a sincere and constant effort of an individual over a period of time to develop or increase interest or acceptance of the cause of international air pollution control for the betterment of man’s environment. The Award is made to that individual who, through unselfish interest and in a manner best suited for his own sources, has furthered the cause of international air pollution control; it is not limited to any specific area of endeavour.
Anyone nominated for the Christopher Ernest Barthel Jr Award should have attained wide prominence and be well known for their interest in air pollution control.
Recipients of the Barthel Award
This Award, established by the IUAPPA International Board at the 1989 World Clean Air Congress, may be made to an individual who has made a contribution of outstanding significance internationally to the progress of science or technology pertaining to air pollution prevention. The Award may be given triennially on the occasion of the IUAPPA World Congress .
Recipients of the Congress Award
Hopes for the Future of a Sustainable World Awards
In collaboration with the International Academy of Sciences, the Union offers awards to outstanding individuals for contributions which can help promote the transition to a sustainable world. The awards may be given for work undertaken within any theoretical framework, intellectual discipline, or cultural context. The award process, which takes place every three years in association with IUAPPA World Congresses, is uniquely forward-looking in its aim to give increased momentum and support to successful work in progress as well as recognising its achievements to date.
All papers submitted to World Clean Air Congresses, Regional Conferences, and other recognised events are eligible for consideration for either of the following awards:
For theoretical work which can lead to a new understanding of problems of sustainability or the applied transfer of such new solutions.
For theoretical or applied work of a multi-disciplinary or cross-disciplinary nature which relates to the natural and psycho-sciences in pursuit of sustainability.
The final selection of award winners is by Professor Lee, and the appointed representative of the late Thomas Kuhn, from among the three papers shortlisted by the Hopes for the Future Committee for each award from among those (currently between 12 and 16) nominated by the Organising Committees of qualifying congresses and conferences.
Award winners’ achievements are recognised by:
Further information on the application and selection procedures may be obtained from the Director-General.
In accordance with Statute 5, the International Board may confer Honorary Membership to any individual whose work for IUAPPA they consider merits it.
The actual form of the award is decided by the International Board.
The International Board has conferred Honorary Membership on the following persons for their long and distinuished service to the Union: