2016 WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize

The third call for applications to the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize was for dissertations approved between 1 January and 31 December 2015 and closed on 28 February 2016. We had 12 applications, 4 for the Masters Prize and 8 for the Doctoral Prize. We appointed an Evaluation Commission composed by academics from our Network and invited scholars. We provide below the details of the Evaluation Commission. The 2 winners were announced on 23 January 2017.

Also, given that we had a very strong field, the Editorial Commission decided to invite all other candidates to submit an article based on their thesis for publication in the Network’s Working Papers Series.

 


The Prize

Doctoral Prize 2016

María Virginia Grosso Cepparo. Thesis title: “Water scarcity in Dry Lands. A Territorial Study on the Appropriation, Management, and Use of Water in the Mendoza River Basin, Argentina” (in Spanish). PhD in Geography, National University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015. Downloadable here.

 

Masters Prize 2016

Aline Silveira Viana. Thesis title: “Elderly people, family, and disasters: a discussion on the interface between sociology and gerontology. The case of Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”. Master in Environmental Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015. Downloadable here.

 


This is the full list of participating candidates:

Doctoral Prize

Luisa Arango. Thesis title: “Ethnographies of Water Management in Tuti (Khartoum, Sudan) and Caño de Loro (Cartagena, Colombia). History, Locality and Politics from the Perspective of Comparative Urban Anthropology”. PhD in Anthropology, Université de Paris 8, Paris, France, 2015. Downloadable here.

Carolina Escobar Neira. Thesis title: “The Community Assemblies in Tlaxcala as a Key Component in Water Management: an Experience of Collaborative Governance”. PhD in Social Science Research, with Mention in Sociology, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Downloadable here.

María Virginia Grosso Cepparo. Thesis title: “Water scarcity in Dry Lands. A Territorial Study on the Appropriation, Management, and Use of Water in the Mendoza River Basin, Argentina” (in Spanish). PhD in Geography, National University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015. Downloadable here.

Edmundo Loera Burnes. Thesis title: “Institutional Capacity and Performance in Water-related Public Institutions. A Comparative Study of Agua de Hermosillo and Mexicali’s State Commission of Public Services (2003-2012)” PhD in Social Sciences, El Colegio de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, 2015. Downloadable here.

Antonio Rodriguez Sanchez. Thesis title: “The Hydrosocial Configuration of Space in the Jalisco Highlands, Mexico, 1935-2012”. PhD in Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico, 2015. Downloadable here.

Renata Alvarez Rossi. Thesis title: “Water Conflict and Regulation in the Salitre River Basin, Bahia, Brazil (1997-2003)”. PhD in Administration, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil, 2015. Downloadable here.

Joyce Valdovinos. Thesis title: “Transnational Corporations in Water Governance. Veolia and Suez in Mexico and the United States (1993-2014)”. PhD in Geography and Urban Development, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3, Paris, France, 2015. Downloadable here.

Maria Cleofé Villarin Claveria. Thesis title: “Explanatory Factors of Domestic Water Demand. A Micro-scale Study of the Municipality of Seville, Spain”. PhD in Human Geography, University of Seville, Spain, 2015. Downloadable here.

 

Masters Prize

Lorena Arias Solano. Thesis title: “A Matter of Thirst. Water Conflicts in a Municipality of Cauca Valley, Colombia”. Master in Geography, University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 2015. Downloadable here.

Diana Alexandra Bernal Arias. Thesis title: “The Desert Rose. Hydropoetics of Place in Contemporary Urban Living”. Master in Geography, University of Campinas, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015. Downloadable here.

Barbara Silva Passos. Thesis title: “Effects of an Intervention in Sanitation on Human Health: Evaluation of an Experience of Community Management in Ceara’s Rural Area, Brazil”. Master in Water and Sanitation, Environment, and Water Resources, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2015. Downloadable here.

Aline Silveira Viana. Thesis title: “Elderly People, Family, and Disasters: a Discussion on the Interface between Sociology and Gerontology. The Case of Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”. Master in Environmental Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015. Downloadable here.

 


Evaluation Commission, 2016 edition of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student’s Prize

Dr Ligia Albuquerque de Melo, Joaquim Nabuco Foundation, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Dr Jose Irivaldo Alves Oliveira, Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Sume, Paraíba, Brazil

Dr Elder Andrade de Paula, Federal University of Acre, Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil

Dr Jairo Bezerra, State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Campina Grande, Brazil

Dr Paúl Cisneros, Institute of Higher National Studies (IAEN), Quito, Ecuador

Dr Joan Cortinas Muñoz, University of Arizona, Tucson, United States

Dr Andre Monteiro Costa, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Dr Rodrigo Flores Elizondo, ITESO University, Guadalajara, Mexico

Dr Kathryn Furlong, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dr Javier Gonzaga Valencia Hernandez, University of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

Dr Leo Heller, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dr Antonio Ioris, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dr Pedro Roberto Jacobi, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dr Karina Kloster, Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM), Mexico City, Mexico

Dr Alex Latta, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Dr Leandro del Moral Ituarte, University of Seville, Spain

Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega, Centre for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE), Aguascalientes, Mexico

Dr Esther Padilla Calderon, El Colegio de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Dr Francisco Javier Peña de Paz, El Colegio de San Luis (COLSAN), San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Dr Alice Poma, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

MA Suya Quintslr, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr Wagner Costa Ribeiro, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dr Adriana Sandoval Moreno, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Jiquilpan, Michoacan, Mexico

Dr Alicia Torres Rodriguez, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Dr Susan Vincent, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

 


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