ESSM Awards & Merits 2012 2012 Norman Hudson Memorial Award Drs. Raghavan Srinivasan (TAMU/ESSM and AgriLife Research- Blackland) and Jeff Arnold (USDA/ARS –Temple) received the 2012 Norman Hudson Memorial Award from the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation for the development and world wide application of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The Norman Hudson Memorial Award is given for distinguished service in recognition of international accomplishments in soil and water conservation. The award is named after Norman Hudson, a British soil and water conservationist, whose exemplary professional career was devoted to the cause of global soil and water conservation. SWAT is a river basin scale model developed to quantify the impact of land management practices in large, complex watersheds. The public domain model, jointly developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and The Texas A&M University System, is widely used in hydrology and water quality assessment including, nonpoint source pollution for all sizes of watersheds from local to large river basin scale watersheds. The following photo is from the 2012 International SWAT Conference, which took place July 16-20 in New Delhi, India. The conference drew over 200 participants from 25 countries and 6 continents. Video and presentations from the conference are available on the SWAT website.