Congratulations to James Glover, Graduate Hydrogeologist, MM
Environment, Cambridge. He has won first prize in the CIWEM East
Anglia Branches Graduate paper competition for his paper on the
Soil Moisture Models MOSES and MORECS. He entered the competition
as part of his MSc Studies in Hydrogeology at the University of
Newcastle. James now goes through to the overall CIWEM Young
James faced some stiff competition from other graduates in the
region, and the judges commented that "they were very impressed
with all the entries". Apart from the glory of winning the prize,
James also received £300 and a crystal decanter.
The prize giving happened at CIWEM's AGM on May 16th at Wyboston
Lakes, where a display of entrants' posters, put together to
accompany their papers, were on display. Unfortunately James
couldn't receive his prize in person - he was out of the country
working hard on a water resources project in China.
About the Award:
The CIWEM 2007 Student/graduate prize is a competition sponsored by
the East Anglian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM) to recognise particular
achievement in a research project undertaken by a student as part
of a taught degree course (Batchelor's or Master's). The project
will be related to water and/or environmental issues, and the
candidate must have studied or now be based in the East Anglian
The Branch annually awards a prize of £300 for the best written
paper and presentation. The Branch winner is put forward to the
overall CIWEM Young Members' Award.
Entry to the competition is by the submission of a brief synopsis
followed by a written paper. The short listed papers are
subsequently presented to a panel of judges.
Information on the next stage:
The CIWEM Young Members’ Award recognises the outstanding
contribution to environmental understanding made by a young member
of CIWEM. Winners of CIWEM Branch and Group Young Members’
Competitions are eligible for nomination for the overall CIWEM
Young Members’ Award.