Paleohydrology has been good to Ken and Ruth Wright. These are awards Ken, Ruth or both have received for their paleohydrologic research.
Lowell Thomas Award, Explorers Club, St. Louis, 2011.
University of Wisconsin, Joint Honorary Doctor of Science degree, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.
Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria, Honorario Doctora Causa, Lima, Peru, 2009
President’s Award, Colorado Foundation for Water Education, 2008
Bertolt Brecht College, Honorary Diploma, Lima, Peru, 2007.
Order of Merit for Distinguished Service to the Republic of Peru, 2007
Ricardo Palma University, Profesor Honorario, Lima, Peru, 2007
University of Wisconsin School of Engineering, Distinguished Service Award, October 2002
Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria, Profesor Honorario, Lima, Peru, 2002
American Society of Civil Engineers, History and Heritage Award for Original Research on Water Supply of Machu Picchu, 2001
Colorado Historical Society, Stephen Hart Award, 1996
Paleohydrology is “the study of water use and handling by ancient people.”