Born in 1939, Former Professor and Director of the Geological Engineering Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
R. Allan Freeze is a leader and mentor in hydrogeology. With John Cherry, he co-authored the widely referenced text book “Groundwater” in 1979. He has taught, advised and inspired generations of students and researchers. His scientific contributions are extremely diverse (e.g. groundwater systems, stochastic analysis of subsurface flow, streamflow generation, waste disposal and management, land subsidence, hydrogeological decision analysis, risk assessment and data worth, history of science).
His services to the profession have been recognised by numerous awards including the Meinzer Award (1974) and Distinguished Service Award (2004) from GSA, the Horton Award (1971) and the Macelwane Medal (1973) from AGU, the M. King Hubbert Award (1996) from NGWA, the C. V. Theis Award (1992) from AIH and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo.