The American Institute of Hydrology announced the creation of the Robert G. Wetzel Water Quality Award at its 25th Anniversary Celebration in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 22 May 2006. The award commemorates the career and significant contributions that former SIL General Secretary and Treasurer Robert Wetzel (1936-2005) made to the profession. Dr. Richard Marzolf made a thorough set of remarks outlining the educational, service and research contributions of Bob, and of his SIL service-related activities, in particular. Carol Wetzel and son Paul Wetzel were present to accept a plaque establishing the award.
Contributions to the award endowment may be made to the American Institute of Hydrology (www.aihydro.org).