Travel Award 2019
We are pleased to announce that the Water Travel Awards for 2019 were granted to the following three excellent applicants:
Ms. Parisa Hosseinzadehtalaei, Ph.D. researcher in KU Leuven; Dr. Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf, Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech; and Dr. Komali Kantamaneni, researcher at Solent University. Each awardee will receive 800 Swiss Francs to attend an international conference in 2019.
Ms. Parisa Hosseinzadehtalaei will present her work entitled “Future Changes in European Pluvial Flooding under Climatic and Non-Climatic Factors” at the 38th IAHR (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research) World Congress, which will be held on 1–6 September 2019 in Panama City, Panama.
Dr. Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf will present his work entitled “Using the Enhanced Expert System for HSPF (HSPEXP+) to Implement Generalized Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation (GLUE) for TMDL Uncertainty Analysis” at the 2019 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, which will be held on 19–23 May 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Dr. Komali Kantamaneni will present her work entitled “Proposed Topic: Coastal Water Vulnerability in Andhra Pradesh, India” at WRE 2019 (The 5th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment), to be held on 16–19 July 2019 in Macao, China.
The evaluation process is very difficult, as there are abundant excellent applications for the awards. We would like to thank all the applicants for their participation and all the Award Committee members for their time devoted to evaluation. On behalf of Water, we congratulate the winners for their accomplishments.
Prof. Arjen Y. Hoekstra
Chair of the Evaluation Committee
Prof. Y. Jun Xu
Prof. Athanasios Loukas
Prof. Adriano A. Bordalo
Prof. Helena Margarida Ramos
Dr. Kevin B. Strychar
The members of the Evaluation Committee
Young Investigator Award 2019
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Water Young Investigator Award is Dr. Kyle Davis.
Dr. Kyle Davis is a Data Science Institute Fellow at Columbia University whose work focuses on food systems, water sustainability, and global environmental change. His current research in India, Nigeria, China, and the US combines environmental, economic, and social considerations with direct stakeholder engagement to inform agricultural decision making and to improve nutrition, environmental sustainability, and climate adaptation strategies. He also explores other human–environment interactions through projects on: the environmental and livelihood impacts of large-scale land investments; variability and shock propagation through food trade networks; human migration modelling as driven by anticipated climate change impacts; and farmer coping strategies for climate variability and extremes. He is humbled and honored to be chosen as this year’s recipient. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kyle Davis for his outstanding achievements.
As the awardee, Dr. Davis 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 many excellent applications.
The 2020 Water Young Investigator Award will be open from September 2019. Please check https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/awards for more information closer to that date.
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.