2014 WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize

The first call for applications to the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize was for dissertations approved between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2013 and closed on 31 January 2014. We had 12 applications, 5 for the Masters Prize and 7 for the Doctoral Prize. We appointed an Evaluation Commission composed by 15 academics, including several external to our Network. We provide below the details of the Evaluation Commission.

There were two winners, who will have their thesis published as a book by a consortium led by the State University of Paraiba Press (UEPB), Paraiba, Brazil. The awards were announced during the VI WATERLAT-GOBACIT Annual Meeting that took place on 27-31 October 2014 in Manizales, Colombia.

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 Student Prize Series (SPREMIO) of the Network’s Working Papers. The articles were published in Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez (Ed.), WATERLAT-GOBACIT Working Papers, Vol. 2, No 5, December 2015, downloadable here.


The Prize

Doctoral Prize 2014

Alice Poma. Thesis title: “Environmental Conflicts and Cultural Change. An Analysis from the Perspective of the Affected”. PhD in Social Sciences, University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain, 2012. Downloadable here.

 

Masters Prize 2014

Alexandre Sávio Pereira Ramos. Thesis title: “Water Rationing in Rural Water Supplies in Pernambuco’s Zona da Mata”. Professional Master in Environmental Technology, Technology Institute Association of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 2012. Downloadable here.

 


This is the full list with the 12 candidates that participated:

Doctoral Prize

María Angélica Maciel Costa. Thesis title: “Flows of Water in the Metropolis. Multiple Uses and Participatory Management in Guanabara Bay (RJ), Brazil”. PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013. Downloadable here.

Uende Aparecida Figueiredo Gomes. Thesis title: “Water in a Situation of Scarcity: Rainwater for Whom?” PhD in Water and Sanitation, Environment, and Water Resources, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2012. Downloadable here.

Cicera Maria dos Santos Gomes. Thesis title: “On the Track of Political Ecology: the Construction of the Pirapama Dam and the Association Ecological Vanguard in the Municipality of Cabo de Santo Agostinho”. PhD in Social Services, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 2012. Downloadable here.

Fernanda Mello Sant’Anna. Thesis title: “Multi-scale Governance of Transboundary Water Resources in the Amazon”. PhD in Human Geography, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013. Downloadable here.

Alice Poma. Thesis title: “Environmental Conflicts and Cultural Change. An Analysis from the Perspective of the Affected”. PhD in Social Sciences, University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain, 2012. Downloadable here.

Pilar Carolina Villar. Thesis title: “The Search for Governance of the Transboundary Aquifers and the case of the Guarani Aquifer”. PhD in Environmental Science, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2012. Downloadable here.

Itzkuauhtli Zamora. Thesis title: “The Broken Bridges of Collective Action. Social Participation Social in the Recovery of Urban Rivers. The case of the Magdalena River in Mexico City”. PhD in Sociology, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Mexico City, Mexico, 2013. Downloadable here.

 

Masters Prize

Mari Ximena Celis Barquera. Thesis title: “Water Governance in Mexico and International Cooperation. Case Studies in Xalapa and Tuxtla Gutiérrez 2009-2011”. Master in International Cooperation for Development, Research Institute Dr José María Luis Mora, Mexico City, Mexico, 2012. Downloadable here.

Alexandre Sávio Pereira Ramos. Thesis title: “Water Rationing in Rural Water Supplies in Pernambuco’s Zona da Mata”. Professional Master in Environmental Technology, Technology Institute Association of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 2012. Downloadable here.

Hermelinda Maria Rocha Ferreira. Thesis title: “Socio-technical Innovations of Integrated Sanitation in Precarious Areas of Recife, Pernambuco”. Professional Master in Environmental Technology, Technology Institute Association of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 2012. Downloadable here.

Demétrius Rodrigues de Freitas Ferreira. Thesis title: “Possibilities and Limitations of Municipal Management in Recife during the Worker’s Party Government (2001-2012)”. Master in Urban Development, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 2012. Downloadable here.

María de los Ángeles Solá Álvarez. Thesis title: “Socio-environmental Conflicts around Open-Cast Metal Megamining. The Case of Famatina, La Rioja, Argentina”. Master in Sociology, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012. Downloadable here.

 


Evaluation Commission, 2014 edition of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student’s Prize

Dr Ana Lúcia Britto, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

Dr Alex Caldera, University of Guanajuato, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

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

Dr Luis Henrique Cunha, Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Paraiba, Brazil

Dr Marcionila Fernandes, State University of Paraiba (UEPB), Brazil

Dr Javier Gonzaga, University of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

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

Dr Telma Menicucci, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Dr André Monteiro, Aggeu Magalhães Research Centre (CPqAM), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Recife, Brazil

Dr Heloísa Moura, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Dr Jesús Raúl Navarro García, Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC), Seville, Spain

Dr Sonaly Rezende, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Dr Helena Ribeiro, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dr Emília Wanda Rutkowsky, University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dr Norma Valencio, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

 


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