Travel Award 2018 (800 CHF)
We are pleased to announce that the “2018 Water Travel Award” is now open to receive applications from postdoctoral and Ph.D. researchers who plan to participate in an international conference in 2018. The award will consist of three prizes each of 800 CHF(Swiss Francs).
The awardee will be determined after assessment by an evaluation committee, chaired by the Editor-in-Chief Prof. Arjen Y. Hoekstra, and also includes Prof. John W. Day, Prof. Kwok-wing Chau, Prof. Roy C. Sidle, Prof. Laodong Guo and Prof. Thilo Hofmann.
Candidates should fulfil the following criteria:
- Postdoctoral fellows (within three years of receiving their Ph.D.) or Ph.D. students undertaking water resources research.
- They must present their own, original work as a poster or oral presentation at the conference for which the travel award application is being made.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents (Please provide the entire package in a PDF file):
- Outline of current and future work (1 page).
- CV, including a complete list of publications.
- Details of the conference to be attended, together with a copy of the abstract and acceptance letter or anticipated date of decision.
- Current grant funding and travel budget, if any, and why the support of this award would be beneficial.
- A letter of recommendation from their supervisor, research director or department head (1 page).
Please apply by clicking the button above before 30 April 2018. The decision will be announced in June 2018.
Young Investigator Award 2018
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Water Young Investigator Award is Dr. Qilin Wang.
Dr. Qilin Wang is an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Research Fellow and Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Environmental Futures Research Institute; Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia, and the Honorary Research Fellow at Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland. Dr. Wang’s expertise focus on innovative technologies for urban water/wastewater management, biological wastewater treatment and its mathematical modelling, resource and energy recovery from wastewater, carbon neutral wastewater treatment, anaerobic and aerobic sludge digestion, greenhouse gas production and emission, and microbiological endogenous processes in the wastewater treatment system. He has published 96 publications, including 81 fully refereed journal papers, and he is Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI of seven competitive grants with a total research funding of ~$AUD 3.6 Million from Australian Government, Queensland Government, Industry and University. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Qinlin Wang for his outstanding achievements.
As the awardee, Dr. Wang will receive an honorarium of 2000 CHF, an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Water, and an engraved plaque.
We would like to thank all the applicants in various fields of study for their participation and all the Award Committee members for their evaluation of the abundant excellent applications.
The competition for the 2019 Water Young Investigator Award will be open from September 2018. Please check http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/awards for more information closer to that date.
Young Investigator Award 2017
We are pleased to announce that the winner of 2017 Water Young Investigator Award is Dr. Gabriele Villarini.
Dr. Gabriele Villarini is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa, and the Associate Director of IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering. Dr. Villarini’s work has been instrumental in changing the way the scientific community uses and validates remote sensing products. He has introduced useful concepts and applications of scaling properties of hydrological fields and examined many aspects of time series of floods and extreme rainfall. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gabriele Villarini for a well-deserved prize.
As the awardee, Dr. Villarini will receive an honorarium of 2000 CHF, an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Water, and an engraved plaque.
We would like to thank all the Award Committee members for their assiduous evaluation of the candidates and all the applicants for submitting their fascinating and diverse range of research topics.
The competition for 2018 Water Young Investigator Award will be open from September 2017. Please check http:// www.mdpi.com/journal/water for more information closer to that date.
The Water Editorial Board and Editorial Team would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in assessing the manuscripts submitted to the journal. With their great support, many interesting papers of high quality have been published in Water and quick peer review process is maintained.
The following five referees have been selected by the Editor-in-Chief of Water, Prof. Arjen Y. Hoekstra, to be awarded “Water 2017 Outstanding Reviewers” for the quantity, timeliness and quality of their reviews in 2017. Each of them will receive 500 CHF and a certificate for their outstanding review work:
- Giuseppe Oliveto, University of Basilicata, Italy
- Sally Logsdon, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, IA, USA
- Antonio Manuel Herrera Fernandez, University of Bath, UK
- Francesco Aristodemo, Università della Calabria, Italy
- Haw Yen, Texas A&M University, TX, USA