Calling All PhD Recipients and Candidates! Apply for the 2013 Emerging Scholars Award.

The Global Water Forum ( announces the launch of the 2013 Emerging Scholars Award.


The annual Award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish an 800-1000 word article presenting their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience. The top three articles, as judged by a panel of leading water experts, will be awarded a monetary prize. The ten finalists will be published on the GWF site during December 2013. High-quality entries which are not selected as finalists may also be offered the opportunity to publish their articles at a later date.

Participants are required to:

– Submit an 800-1,000 word article relevant to the theme of ‘Water Cooperation’. This broad theme encompasses many aspects of water governance, including transboundary governance, development, economic approaches to resolving water disputes, solving water security issues, among many others.

– Be a PhD recipient or PhD candidate under 36 years of age on the date of submission.

Applications are currently open for the 2013 Award and will close at midnight (GMT) on 18 November 2013. Details regarding submissions can be found at: . All enquiries and submissions may be directed to

About GWF: The Global Water Forum (GWF) is an initiative of the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance at the Australian National University (ANU). The GWF is an online resource presenting evidence-based, accessible, and freely available articles concerning freshwater governance. The site also acts as a hub for internally and externally produced education resources, and as a forum for discussion regarding water issues. The central objective of the site is to build the capacity of students, policy-makers, and the general public to understand and respond to complex freshwater problems.

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