The recent months have seen the water research group make a big splash in the international fora. During the World Water Week in Stockholm, the biggest event in the annual calendar of the global water community, PhD student Francesca Greco scooped up the 2013 Best Poster Award for her work ‘Virtual Water Rivers and Transboundary Cooperation Interactions’. The jury highlighted the originality of her research and commented that it “add[s] value to our perceptions of virtual water and our options to negotiate transboundary cooperation”. You can read more about the award and jury’s comments on the conference page.
In addition, the World Water Week saw Dr. Naho Mirumachi and Nate Matthews convening a session on ‘Achieving justice through transboundary water cooperation’. This session builds on the transboundary water politics research of the London Water Research Group. A synopsis of the session can be found here.
Finally, Professor Tony Allan has received another prestigious award for his work on virtual water: the 2013 Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco Water Award. The letter announcing his award valued his “contribution to the Science and [your] work for a better understanding of our environment”. There are more details and photo in the BBC coverage of this event.