Edward B. Burwell Jr. Award

The Edward Burwell Jr. Award, established by the EEGD in 1968, honors the memory of one of the founding members of the Division and the first chief geologist of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This award is made to the author(s) of a peer-reviewed publication of distinction that advances knowledge concerning principles or practice of environmental and (or) engineering geology, or of related fields of applied soil or rock mechanics where the role of geology is emphasized. 

Nominated publications must be (1) in the field of environmental and (or) engineering geology or a closely related field and (2) published within the previous five years.

There are no restrictions as to the publisher or publishing agency of the nominated publication. The author(s) of the selected publication need not be a member(s) of the Environmental and Engineering Geology Division or of the Geological Society of America and need not be a resident(s) or citizen(s) of the United States.

Nominations for the Edward B. Burwell Award are due on 1 February. Email nominations or questions to Wendy Zhou (wzhou@mines.edu)

Edward B. Burwell Jr. Recipients

2021
Hatheway, A.W. and Speight, T.B., 2018, Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation: A Case Study; CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1084 p.

Degraff, J.V., Burns, W.J. and McConnell, V., 2016, Landslide Risk Reduction in the United States-Signs of Progress: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XXII No. 3, p. 225-243. (link)

2020
Degraff, J.V., Burns, W.J. and McConnell, V., 2016, Landslide Risk Reduction in the United States-Signs of Progress: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XXII No. 3, p. 225-243. (link)

2019
Dennis M. Staley, Jacquelyn Negri, Jason W. Kean, Jayme L. Laber, Anne C. Tillery, and Ann M. Youberg, 2017, Prediction of spatially explicit rainfall intensity–duration thresholds for post-fire debris-flow generation in the western United States; Geomorphology, Vol 278, 149-162 p. (link)

2018
David S. Parks, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, Washington.
Bluff Recession in the Elwha and Dungeness Littoral Cells, Washington, USA; Vol. XXI, No. 2, May 2015, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience. (link)

2017
Johnson, P.L., Shires, P.O., and Sneddon, T.P., 2016, Geologic and Geotechnical Factors Controlling Incipient Slope Instability at a Gravel Quarry, Livermore Basin, California, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, 22 (2): 141-155

2016
Keaton, J.R., Wartman, J., Anderson, S., Benoit, J., de LaChapelle, J., Gilbert, R. and Montgomery, D.R., 2014, The 22 March 2014 Oso Landslide, Snohomish County, Washington: Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance, Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, July 22, 2014, 186 p.

2015
George R. Priest, William H. Schulz, William H. Schulz, William L. Ellis, William L. Ellis, Jonathan A. Allan, Jonathan A. Allan, Alan R. Niem, Alan R. Niem, Wendy A. Niem, Wendy A. Niem, Landslide stability: Role of rainfall-induced, laterally propagating, pore-pressure waves: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 
2011, v. XVII, no. 4, p. 315–335, doi: 10.2113/gseegeosci.17.4.315. [view citation]

2014
Turner, A.K. and Schuster, R.L., 2012, Rockfall; Characterization and Control: Transportation Research Board, Miscellaneous Publication, National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 658 p. plus DVD-ROM [view citation]

2013
Luis Gonzales de Vallejo, Universidad Coplutense de Madrid
Mercedes Ferrer, Geological Survey of Spain
Geological Engineering, Taylor and Francis Publishers, 700p.

2012
Shinya Nakamura, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
Seiichi Gibo, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
Kazuhiko Egashira, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Sho Kimura, Kagoshima University, Okinawa, Japan
Platy layer silicate minerals for controlling residual strength in landslide soils of different origins and geology.  Geology, v.38, no. 8. p. 743-796.

2011
Lynn M. Highland, U.S. Geologial Survey
Peter Bobrowsky, Geological Survey of Canada
The landslide handbook—A guide to understanding landslides
Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1325, 129 p.

2010
William M. Bilodeau, California Lutheran University
Sally W. Bilodea, ENSR
Eldon M. Gath, Earth Consultants International
Mark Oborne, Department of Public Works, City of Los Angeles
Richard J. Proctor, Consultant
Geology of Los Angeles, California, USA: 
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, v. 13, no. 2, p. 99-160.

2009
Matthais Jakob, BGC Engineering
Oldrich Hungr, University of British Columbia
Debris Flow-Hazards and Related Phenomena: Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 739 p., 2005.

2008
Derek Cornforth, Cornforth Consultants
Landslides in Practice: Investigation, Analysis and Remedial/Preventative Options in Soils
John Wiley and Sons, New York, 596 p., 2005

2007
Fred G. Bell, British Geological Survey
Laurance J. Donnelly, Halcrow Group Limited
Mining and its Impact on the Environment
Taylor & Francis Group, London, 547 p.

2006
Martin G. Culshaw, British Geological Survey
From Concept Towards Reality: Developing the Attributed 3D Geologic Model of the Shallow Subsurface
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrology, v. 38; no. 3; p. 231-284

2005
Ralf Topper, Colorado Geological Survey
Karen L. Spray, Colorado Geological Survey
William H. Bellis, Colorado Geological Survey
Judith L. Hamilton, Colorado Geological Survey
Peter E. Barkmann, Colorado Geological Survey
Ground Water Atlas of Colorado
Colorado Geological Survey Special Publication 53, 210 pgs.

2004
John W. Bell, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Falk Amelung, University of Hawaii-Honolulu
Alan R. Ramelli, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Geoff Blewitt, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Land Subsidence in Las Vegas, Nevada, 1935-2000: New Geodetic Data Show Evolution, Revised Spatial Patterns, and Reduced Rates
Environmental and Engineering Geosciences, pgs 155-174, vol. 8, #3, 2002.

2003
Ellis L. Krinitzsky, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
How to Obtain Earthquake Ground Motions for Engineering Design
in Engineering Geology, vol. 65, #1, pgs. 1-16, 2002.

2002
Thomas E. Eastler
Donald J. Percious
Paul R. Fisher
Role of Geology in Assessing Vulnerability of Underground Fortifications to Conventional Weapons Attack
Reviews in Engineering Geology, Vol. 13

2001
David Noe, Colorado Geological Survey
William P. Rogers, Colorado Geological Survey
Candace Jochim, Colorado Geological Survey
A Guide to Swelling Soil for Colorado Homebuyers and Homeowners
Colorado Geological Survey Special Publication 43, 76 pgs., 1997.

2000
James P. McCalpin, Geo-Haz Consulting, Inc. Estes Park, Colorado
Paleoseismology
Academic Press, 588 pgs.,1998

1999
Paul F. Karrow, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Owen White, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Urban Geology of Canadian Cities
Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 42, 500 pgs., 1998

1998
Roger T. Saucier, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Lawson M. Smith, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Whitney J. Autin, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Geology in the Lower Mississippi Valley: Implications for Engineering
The Half Century since Fisk, 1944
Engineering Geology, vol. 45, 479 pgs., 1996

1997
A. Keith Turner, Colorado School of Mines
Robert L. Schuster, United States Geological Survey
Landslides: Investigation and Mitigation
Transportation Research Board Special Publication 247,

1996
Gerald Shuirman, Consultant
James E. Slosson, Slosson and Associates
Forensic Engineering: Environmental Case Histories for Civil Engineers and Geologists
Academic Press, 1992.

1995
Charles G. Higgins
Donald R. Coates
Groundwater Geomorphology: The Role of Subsurface Water in Earth-Surface Processes and Landforms
Geological Society of America Special Paper 252, 1990

1994
J. David Rogers, Rogers/Pacific
Reassessment of the St. Francis Dam Failure
Engineering Geology Practice in Southern California
Star Publishing Co., Belmont, Calif., 1992.

1993
Richard W. Galster
Engineering Geology in Washington, Vols. I and II
Washington Division of Geology and Earth Sciences, Bulletin 78, 1989

1992
George A. Kiersch, Kiersch Associates
The Heritage of Engineering Geology: The First Hundred Years
Geological Society of America, Centennial Special Volume 3, 1991.

1991
Richard M. Iverson, United States Geological Survey
Jon J. Major, United States Geological Survey
Rainfall, Ground-water Flow, and Seasonal Movement at Minor Creek Landslide, Northwestern California: Physical Interpretation of Empirical Relations
Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 99, p. 579-594, 1987.

1990
Perry H. Rahn, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Engineering Geology — An Environmental Approach
Elsevier Science Publishing Company, New York, 585 p., 1986.

1989
Robert B. Johnson, Colorado State University
Jerome V. DeGraff, United States Forest Service
Principles of Engineering Geology
John Wiley and Sons, New York, 497 p. 1988.

1988
Gary H. Eisbacher, University of Karlsruhe
John J. Clague, Geological Survey of Canada
Destructive Mass Movements in High Mountains: Hazard and Management
Geological Survey of Canada Paper 84-16, 230 p., 1984.

1987
Joseph I. Ziony, United States Geological Survey
Evaluating Earthquake Hazards in the Los Angeles Region-An Earth Science Perspective
United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 1360, 505 p., 1985.

1986
James F. Quinlan, National Park Service
Ralph O. Ewers, Eastern Kentucky University
Ground Water Flow in Limestone Terranes: Strategy, Rationale and Procedure for Reliable, Efficient Monitoring of Ground Water Quality in Karst Areas
National Symposium and Exposition on Aquifer Restoration and Ground Water Monitoring, Proceedings, National Water Well Association, Worthington, Ohio, p. 197-234, 1985.

1985
Larry D. Dyke, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Frost Heaving of Bedrock in Permafrost Regions
Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, v. 21, no. 4, p. 389-405, 1984.

1984
Roy E. Hunt, Consultant
Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Manual
McGraw Hill, 983 p., 1984.

1983
Peter W. Lipman, United States Geological Survey
Donald R. Mullineaux, United States Geological Survey
Eruption of Mount St. Helens
United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 1250, 844 p., 1981.

1982
Douglas R. Piteau, Vancouver, British Columbia
F. Lionel Peckover, Baudruil, Quebec
Engineering of Rock Slopes
National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board Special Report 176, p. 193-228, 1978.

1981
Cole R. McClure, Jr., Bechtel Inc., San Francisco, California
Allen W. Hatheway, University of Missouri, Rolla, Missouri
Geology in the Siting of Nuclear Power Plants
Geological Society of America Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. IV, 1979.

1980
Kerry E. Sieh, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California,
Prehistoric Large Earthquakes Produced by Slip on the San Andreas Fault at Pallett Creek, California
Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 83, no. B8, p. 3907-3939, 1978.

1979
Evert Hoek, Golder Associates, Vancouver
John W. Bray, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
Rock Slope Engineering
Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, London, 402 p., 1977.

1978
Nicholas R. Barton, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo
The Shear Strength of Rock and Rock Joints
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science, v. 13, no. 9, p. 255-279, 1976.

1977
Richard E. Goodman, University of California, Berkeley
Methods of Geological Engineering in Discontinuous Rocks
West Publishing Co., 472 p., 1976.

1976
David J. Varnes, United States Geological Survey
The Logic of Geologic Maps with Reference to their Interpretation and Use for Engineering Purposes
United States Geological Survey Professiona Paper 837, 48 p. 1974.

1975
Erhard M. Winkler, University of Notre Dame
Stone Properties, Durability in Man's Environment
Springer-Verlag, 230 p., 1973.

1974
Robert F. Legget, National Research Council of Canada (ret.)
Cities and Geology
McGraw-Hill, 624 p., 1973.

1973
Murray R. McComas, Illinois Geological Survey
J. E. Hacket, Illinois Geological Survey
Geology for Planning in McHenry County, Illinois
Illinois Geological Survey Circular 438, 29 p., 1969.

1972
Richard J. Proctor, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mapping Geological Conditions in Tunnels
Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, v. 8, no. 1, p.144, 1970.

1971
Edwin B. Eckel, United States Geological Survey
The Alaska Earthquake, March 27, 1964, Lessons and Conclusions
United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 546, 57 p., 1970.

1970
David J. Varnes, United States Geological Survey
Glenn R. Scott, United States Geological Survey
General and Engineering Geology, United States Air Force Academy
United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 551, 93 p., 1967.

1969
Lloyd B. Underwood, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Classification and Identification of Shales
Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, v. 93, SM6, p. 97-116, 1967