The Global Water Forum Emerging Scholars Award 2012

This award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish a brief article that presents their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience.

Participants are required to:

• submit an 800-1000 word article relevant to one of three themes: “Water Security”, “Water Economics”, “Transboundary Water Governance”

• be a PhD recipient or PhD candidate under the age of 35.

Applications open Friday 6 July and close Monday 27 August at midnight (GMT).

The top 10 finalists will be offered the opportunity to publish on the Global Water Forum site and in the GWF Discussion Paper Series during September/October 2012.

First prize is US$500; second prize is US$300; and third prize is US$200.

The Emerging Scholars Award will be judged by leading water researchers from the Australian National University: Professor Quentin Grafton, Dr. Jamie Pittock, and Dr. Daniel Connell.

Please direct submissions and enquiries to:

Further details can be found on the Global Water Forum site at

The Global Water Forum (GWF) is an online resource operating under the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance at the Australian National University. GWF publishes open-access articles by leading researchers and practitioners concerning local, regional, and global water challenges.

If you are not eligible to participate in the Award and would like to contribute an article or you are interested in other forms of collaboration, please contact Paul Wyrwoll, Editor, Global Water Forum UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance Australian National University: