As the UK National Group of the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG), the Engineering Group recognises international contribution and achievement in the field of engineering geology. Both the Hans-Cloos Medal and Richard-Wolters Prize will be awarded in 2010. From the IAEG website
The Hans-Cloos Medal
is the senior award presented by IAEG, given to an engineering geologist of outstanding merit in commemoration of the "founder of geomechanics". The recipient should therefore be a person of international repute who has made a major contribution to engineering geology in his/her written papers or to the development of engineering geology and/or the IAEG in their own area.
The Richard-Wolters Prize
specifically recognises meritorious scientific achievement by a younger member of the engineering geology profession (less than 40 years old on 1 January 2010 ) and is awarded to honour Dr. Wolters' many contributions to international understanding and co-operation.