«Hanspeter Schreier, born in Basel in 1941 and resident in the U.S. and Canada since 1963, is professor emeritus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
His research and publications focus on Natural and Human Aspects of Water Resources and Watershed Management in the Himalayas, the Andes and the Rocky Mountains. In one of his seminal research and training programmes, Hanspeter Schreier compared the highland-lowland connections of four river basins in the Himalayas with four river basins in the Andes, inspiring a learning process and exchange of experiences between eight watershed teams in the world's largest mountain systems. Hanspeter Schreier has been instrumental in putting Mountains, Water Resources and Climate Change on the global scientific, economic and political agenda.»
Albert Mountain Award 2008