International Hydropower Association debuts Young Researcher Award

The International Hydropower Association has established a new award, called the Young Researcher Award, to recognize and reward emerging talent in the hydropower sector.

This award is open to anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985. Interested candidates must submit an article by March 31, 2015, no more than 1,000 words in length and showcasing their research. The article should be:

— Relevant to at least one of the topics under discussion at the 2015 World Hydropower Congress

— Focused on research that has largely (and demonstrably) taken place since Jan. 1, 2014

Up to five shortlisted entrants will have their work published on the IHA website with a full author profile. The winner will receive one year’s individual IHA membership and a free registration to the 2015 World Hydropower Congress, scheduled for May 19-21 in Beijing.

For more details on this award, click here.

Other associations, such as the National Hydropower Association in the U.S., are also providing awards and scholarship programs to young students to encourage their interest in hydropower.

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