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As faculty

  1. UNLV Presidential Research Award (PRA) (2008)
  2. NSF CAREER (2009)
  3. U.S. Department of the Interior, Partners in Conservation Award for service on Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee (2010)
  4. UNLV Barrick Scholar Award (2010)
  5. Best Interdisciplinary Research Team Award (shared with colleagues from College of Education) (2010)
  6. UNLV Graduate and Professional Student (GPSA) Outstanding Mentor Award (2011)
  7. Regents’ Rising Researcher Award (2012)
  8. UNLV College of Engineering Distinguished Researcher Award (2012)
  9. UNLV College of Engineering Distinguished Researcher Award (2018)
  10. UNLV Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award (2019)

As Graduate Student 

  1. Research fellowship by National Science & Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada (2002)
  2. Stuart Nesbitt White research fellowship for studies in emergency management, Canada (National) (2000 and 2001)
  3. Canadian Water Resources Association scholarship (National) (2001)
  4. Ontario Graduate scholarship (2001)
  5. Petro-Canada fellowship in environmental issues in engineering (National) (2001)
  6. Inter American Institute (IAI) fellowship to attend two week long summer institute onintegrated management of water resources in the Americas, Miami 2001
  7. Edward Toporeck graduate fellowship in engineering, Canada (1999-2000)
  8. Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) grant for master’s thesis research, AIT Bangkok (1995-1996)
  9. Government of Japan scholarship for Master of Eng., AIT Bangkok, (1994-1996)