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27.09.2013 - Natural Sciences Sector

Now open: Applications for 2013 Global Water Forum (GWF) Emerging Scholars Award

The annual Global Water Forum (GWF) Emerging Scholars Award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners under 36 years of age working in water-related fields to publish a short article presenting their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience.

The top three articles, as judged by a panel of leading water experts, will be awarded a monetary prize. The ten finalists will be given the opportunity to publish their work on the GWF site.

The GWF is pleased to contribute to the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013 in presenting this year’s theme: ‘Water Cooperation’. This broad theme encompasses many aspects of water governance, including transboundary governance, development, economic approaches to resolving water disputes, solving water security issues, among many others. Participants are not required to formally establish the link of the chosen topic to ‘Water Cooperation’ and a broad conception of the theme will be used in the judging process.

The GWF Emerging Scholars Award is sponsored by the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance at the Australian National University. Partners in this initiative include: UNESCO, the Australian National University, and the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013.

Applications are currently open for the 2013 Award and will close at midnight (GMT) on 18 November 2013.

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