XVth IWRA World Water Congress
The next IWRA World Water Congress will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
25 - 29 May 2015
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Every year, a selection is made from all papers published in the last three volumes of the IWRA official journal, Water International. A short list of candidate papers is drawn up by the editors of WI, reviewed by the IWRA Publications Committee, and forwarded to the WI Editorial Board, which selects a candidate or candidates. These are then forwarded to the IWRA Awards Committee and from there to the President and the Executive Board for final approval. Selection of best papers is based on relevance, rigor, impact and any other factors deemed important by members of the Editorial Board “jury”.
From 2012 issues, the Best Paper Awardee was "Virtual water hegemony: the role of agribusiness in global water governance" by Suvi Sojamo, Martin Keulertz, Jeroen Warner and John Anthony Allan.
Two papers deserved honourable mention: "Impacts and implications of mobile water payments in East Africa", by Tim Foster, Rob Hope, Mike Thomas, Ilana Cohen, Aaron Krolikowski and Cliff Nyaga and "The right to water in a transboundary context: emergence of seminal trends", by Christina Leb.
Certificates will be given to the winning authors or their representatives at the forthcoming IWRA XV World Water Congress, to be held in Edinburgh, in May 2015. More information about the authors here.
To celebrate World Water Day, IWRA is excited to announce the launch of a new series of Policy Briefings. Written by leading experts in the field, each Briefing is a synthesis of the critical facts arguments needed to help the reader understand timely water policy issues.
We hope these briefings will serve to reach academics, dedicated practitioners, and policy professionals in a unique and informative way. These briefings will inform today's debate about the most critical issues in the water field and steer tomorrow's discussion about real world solutions.
Each briefing coincides with a special issue of our flagship publication, Water International, allowing interested readers to further explore these salient themes and topics in more depth.
Our first Briefing is "Can water supply, sanitation and hygiene be a preventive medicine" ? Just click here and enjoy the reading! !ffffffffff
In 2014 the Award is linked to a workshop at the University of Oxford: ‘Water, Food and Energy: Understanding and Managing the Risks and Trade-offs’ that will take place in June 2014.
The author of the winning entry to the Award will be invited to participate in this exclusive 4.5 day intellectual retreat attended by 35 leading researchers and water practitioners. First prize will include a travel grant (return economy travel valued up to AU$1500) and coverage of accommodation and venue expenses. All ten finalists will have the opportunity to have their articles published on the Global Water Forum and in a subsequent book. Entries close on April 22nd 2014. Further details and instructions can be found here.
IWRA Newsletter 2014 - N°1 (March 2014)
Brasil Oyapock River (Tom Peyre Costa 2010)
Bubbles (Tom Peyre Costa 2008)
Spain Cabdella (Tom Peyre Costa 2010)
Spain Drought (Tom Peyre Costa2010)