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River Management Young Achievers Award (RMYAA) ,Australia

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.

Further  Official Scholarship Information and Application