PDP has a tradition of supporting academic achievement and the development of knowledge in the environmental field. One of the ways we do this is through the annual Pattle Delamore Partners Engineering Hydrology Prize. The 2009 winner, Julie Min Zou was awarded her $2000 prize recently at the prize giving on 13 November. This prize is awarded annually to a top student in Engineering Hydrology at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Auckland. PDP sponsors this prize to encourage engineering students towards a career in water engineering and to reward excellence in this field.