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