Thiess in partnership with the International River symposium and International Water Centre Alumni Network (IWCAN) sponsoring the River Management Young Achievers Award (RMYAA). The winner will receive AUD $3000, with each runner up receiving AUD $250. Domestic or international professionals or students aged 35 or under on 5 July 2013 with at least 2 years’ experience in a river related sector are eligible. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership and positive outcomes in a river-related area. Students can apply electronically.
Study Subject(s): The award recognizes individual waterway or river management contribution . Course Level: River Management Young Achievers Award provides an opportunity to the finalists to receive the deserved recognition for their accomplishments. The finalists will present their case study at the 16th International River symposium. Scholarship Provider: Funded by Thiess and managed by the International Water Centre Alumni Network (IWCAN) Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Eligibility:- Domestic or international professionals or students aged 35 or under (at the time of entry) with at least 2 years’ experience in a river-related sector who: – Demonstrate leadership and positive outcomes in a river-related area (e.g. a new catchment management initiative, setting up a new waterway group) or can showcase outstanding research in a water/river related field; – If selected as a finalist, are available to attend the 16th International River symposium; and
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Domestic or international professionals or students are eligible for apply.
Scholarship Description: Often, achievement is done by those who are working either individually or as a team. Candidates are encouraged to apply if they have accomplished river management goals in a team or group project. Be sure to articulate what role you played as a member of the team and how you demonstrated leadership or achievement. This year the award will be dedicated to Dr Peter Oliver. Teacher, social scientist, scholar, researcher, activist, pioneer, visionary, mentor, friend . He was a man who walked, talked and breathed his vision of true integrated water management. Find out more about the inspiring life and work of Dr Peter Oliver.
Number of award(s): A maximum of three finalists will be selected.
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? To recognize the importance of this award, the winner receives AU$3,000 with each of the runners up receiving AU$250. Each of the finalists have the opportunity to present their work at the International River symposium each year. Finalist Recognition & Benefits: – Complimentary full registration to the 16 th International River symposium(inclusive of attendance to the conference, Welcome Function and RiverprizeGala Dinner)*. -The opportunity to present your work as part of River symposium program. – Recognition as a finalist through your biography being available on the River symposium and IWCAN websites. -Promotion as a finalist through the River symposium and IWCANe News. -Your biography displayed fort he duration of the conference in the delegates’ area. – In addition to the recognition of winning the River Management Young Achievers Award, the winner will receive AUD $3000 prize money; with runners up each receiving AUD $250. -The winner will appear in an article in the Thiess, River symposium and IWCAN newsletters post conference
Selection Criteria: A maximum of three finalists will be selected through the evaluation of a written descriptive case study demonstrating leadership and project achievements (e.g. a new catchment management initiative, setting up a new waterway group where you played a significant role) or showcasing significant research as part of a Masters or PhD program. An independent expert panel of judges will select the finalists.
Notification: The results of stage one of the judging are announced by email to the candidates. The selected finalists then proceed to stage two of the judging. Entrants will be advised if they are finalists by 9th August 2013. To progress to the final assessment, the finalists are required to attend the River symposium. The finalists will present their work in a short oral presentation to an audience that includes the judges during the River symposium. The winner will be announced during the Riverprize Gala Dinner.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 5th July 2013.