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Student Awards

Awards Purpose

To encourage students to present their projects to other peers and professionals and recognize students’ contributions to the 2018 ICID International Conference, CWRA and CANCID will present three student awards for best three students’ extended abstracts along with their oral presentations as well as the best student poster at the Conference. 

Participating students will be considered for the following student awards:

  1. Platinum Student Award ($1,000 and plaque) for the first place.
  2. Gold Student Award ($500 and plaque) for the second place.
  3. Silver Student Award ($250 and plaque) for the third place.
  4. Student Poster Award ($250 and plaque) for the best poster.

Awards Criteria

  • The student must be the first author and presenter (it is recommended that the student’s research/academic supervisor also be listed as an author).
  • The student must have submitted an extended abstract for oral or poster presentation.
  • The student must be enrolled full-time at a postsecondary or graduate program at the time the extended abstract is submitted.
  • The student must be fully registered for the 2018 ICID International Conference.
  • Judging is based on both the extended abstract and oral or poster presentation of the student’s research.
  • In case of two extended abstract submissions by a full-time student, only one submission will be considered for an award.
  • A student presenting a poster must be available during the designated Q & A period at the Conference.
  • One of the awards will presented at the Conference to the student whose extended abstract for oral or poster presentation contains the following qualities:
    • originality;
    • contribution to the knowledge related to the Conference themes;
    • technical and analytical quality; and
    • clarity of oral or poster presentation.

Awards Process

  • As an expression of interest in student awards, a full-time student should have checked off the STUDENT box in addition to selecting a theme for the oral or poster presentation when filling out the online abstract submission form.
  • An award recipient will be named and announced at the Conference.
  • A cheque in the designated amount for an award and an award plaque will be presented to an award recipient at the Conference.

Abstracts May be Submitted Under the Following Themes and Sub Themes

Theme 1: Competing Water Demands

  • 1.1: Socioeconomic value of irrigation
  • 1.2: Irrigation and water resources management in trans-boundary basins
  • 1.3: Water-food-energy nexus
  • 1.4: Mechanisms and strategies for managing competing water demands

Theme 2: Resilient Agriculture – Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change

  • 2.1: Climate change and its impact on agriculture, irrigation, and drainage
  • 2.2: Irrigation, drainage and flood control strategies for resilient economic development
  • 2.3: Climate smart agriculture and innovative technologies for enhancing water use efficiency

Theme 3: Irrigation and Drainage in Perspective

  • 3.1: Irrigation and water footprint
  • 3.2: Water reuse and water quality management
  • 3.3: Alternative strategies for irrigation infrastructure development
  • 3.4: Drainage and flood control strategies for environmental benefits

Special Sessions

The conference organizers dedicated special sessions for young professionals, farmers, and workshops and symposia for specialized topics. If you have questions about these sessions, please contact the scientific committee at: program@icid2018.org.




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