Aware of the role young researchers play in the shaping of the future of the Alps, Alpine Convention seeks every year to reward the best master theses of students from different universities from across the Alps, who deal with relevant Alpine topics.
This year’s 4th edition of Young Academics Award is entitled “Sustainable water management in the Alps”: because of the seasonal variations and pollution, water is an endangered resource, but at the same time, it is of crucial importance for people in the Alps.
The particular problems the contest will be focusing on are : conflicting water uses among different sectors, abundance and scarcity of water and efficient water use.
The initiative is lead in collaboration with ISCAR.
Besides the three main prizes, which will be awarded by the Austrian Presidency and the Permanent Secretariat, Alpine Convention’s Infopoints in Domodossola, Gran Paradiso, Morbegno and Tolmin will likewise award the works thematically relevant to their areas. The deadline for applications is May 31st 2018.
You will find more information about the award here.