At the May 11 meeting of the Center, Laurel Phoenix, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Chair of Geography, was elected Co-Director, serving with Debra Pearson.

Professor Phoenix was honored by the American Water Resources Association with the Icko Iben Award, established to recognize persons who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of communications among the various disciplines of global water resources. She was given this award in November for her work as an Associate Editor of Water Resource IMPACT.