James C. I. Dooge graduated from the National University of Ireland B.E. (Civil Engineering), B.Sc. (1942). M.E. (NUI 1952). M.Sc. in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (Iowa 1956). Junior engineer on river improvement works 1943–1946. Design engineer on hydroelectric projects 1946–1958. Professor of Civil Engineering, University College, Cork, 1958-–1970. Professor of Civil Engineering, University College, Dublin, 1970–1984. Visiting Professor in engineering hydrology, University College, Galway, 1984–1986. Research consultant, Center for Water Resources Research, University College, Dublin, 1986 to date. President of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland 1968–1969. President International Association for Hydrological Sciences, 1975–1979. President of the Royal Irish Academy 1987–1990. President of the International Council for Science 1993–1996. Honorary doctorates from the Universities of Wageningen (Dr. Agr. Sc. 1978), Lund (Dr. Tech. 1980), Birmingham (D.Sc. 1985), Dublin (Sc.D. 1988), Heriot-Watt (Dr. Eng. 2000), Cracow (Dr. Ing. 2000), NUI (D.Sc. 2001), Madrid (D. Sc. 2001). Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Foreign Member of the Spanish Academy of Sciences. Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), International Prize for Hydrology (1983). Bowie Medal of the American Geophysic Union (1986). Leonardo da Vinci Medal of the European Society for Engineering Education (1990). John Dalton Medal of the European Geophysical Society (1998). International Prize for Meteorology (1999).