Travel Award 2019 (800 CHF)
We are pleased to announce that the “2019 Water Travel Award” is open now. We are inviting applications from postdoctoral and Ph.D. researchers who will attend an international conference in 2019. The award will consist of three prizes of 800 CHF (Swiss Francs).
The awardee will be determined by an evaluation committee, chaired by the Editor-in-Chief Prof. Arjen Y. Hoekstra, and also including Prof. Y. Jun Xu, Prof. Athanasios Loukas, Prof. Adriano A. Bordalo, Prof. Helena Margarida Ramos and Dr. Kevin B. Strychar.
Candidates should fulfil the following:
– Postdoctoral fellows (within three years of receiving their Ph.D.) or Ph.D. students undertaking water resources research field.
– 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 (PDF file):
– Outline of current and future work (1 page).
– CV, including a complete list of publications.
– The conference to be attended, a copy of the abstract and acceptance letter or anticipated date of decision.
– Current grant funding and travel budget, if any, and why the applicant wishes to have the support of Water.
– A letter of recommendation from their supervisor, research director or department head (1 page).
The equally-weighted selection criteria for the award consist of:
– Quality of the applicant;
– Quality of the conference research to be presented;
– The applicant’s needs. Candidates from under-represented genders, cultural backgrounds and regions are encouraged to apply.
There is no need to fill out an official form nor to have a prior submission or publication in Water.
Any questions about the Travel Award can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply online (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/awards) before 31 December 2018.
The winner will be announced by the end of January 2019.
Young Investigator Award 2019 (2,000 CHF)
We are pleased to announce that the “2019 Water Young Investigator Award” is now open. All nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee led by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Arjen Y. Hoekstra, together with Associate Editors Prof. Dr. Athanasios Loukas, Prof. Dr. Y. Jun Xu, and Prof. Dr. Enedir Ghisi.
The award will consist of (1) 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs); (2) an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Water; and (3) an engraved plaque. We welcome nominations and applications for this award until 30 November 2018.
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Maximum 35 years of age and no more than 6 years after receiving Ph.D. by 31 December 2018
- Ground-breaking research and significant contribution to the advancement of
- the water resources research field
List of Documents for Application:
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae including an updated publication list and a list of the researcher’s own research grants
- Birth certificate or other proof of age
- Scanned copy of doctorate certificate
- Signed nomination letter from an established senior scientist
Please apply online (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/awards) before 30 November 2018. The winner will be announced by the end of January 2019.
Travel Award 2018
On behalf of the evaluation committee, I am pleased to announce that the Water Travel Awards for 2018 were granted to the following applicants:
Dr. R. Iestyn Woolway, Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Climatology at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK; Dr. Xueming Chen, Post-Doctoral Researcher from the Process and Systems Engineering Center, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark; and Dr. Yi Yang, Postdoctoral Associate at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, USA. Each awardee will receive 800 Swiss Francs to attend an international conference in 2018.
Dr. R. Iestyn Woolway will present his work entitled “Intra-Lake Heterogeneity of Thermal Responses to Climate Change: A Study of Large Northern Hemisphere Lakes” at the SIL (International Society of Limnology) Congress, which will be held on 19–24 August 2018 in Nanjing, China.
Dr. Xueming Chen will present the paper entitled “Further Investigation into the Roles of Dissolved Oxygen and Nitrite Accumulation inside Sludge Flocs in N2O Production” at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018, which will be held on 16–21 September 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Yi Yang will present her work “Oxidation of Organic Contaminants by Unactivated Peroxymonosulfate: Roles of Reactive Species and Direct Oxidation” at the 256th ACS National Meeting & Expo—Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, & Beyond, to be held on 19–23 August, 2018 in Boston, MA, USA.
It was a very difficult decision with such high-quality applications for the awards, and we would like to thank all the applicants in various fields of study for their participation and all the Award Committee members for their evaluations of the abundant excellent applications. On behalf of the assessment committee, I congratulate the winners for their accomplishments.
Prof. Arjen Y. Hoekstra
Chair of the Evaluation Committee
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 https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/awards 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
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.