News.Jun 02, 2015

SIWI Programme Manager wins Best Paper at World Water Congress

Last week, Dr. Marian Neal (Patrick) was awarded Best Paper of 2014 by the journal editors of Water International at the World Water Congress in Scotland.

Her paper, “The Cycles and Spirals of Justice in water-allocation decision making” describes a conceptual framework that helps make sense of the relationship between justice and injustice in the context of water-allocation decision making by explicitly utilizing a landscape-ecology understanding of scale and levels.

Dr. Patrick is part of SIWI’s transbounday water management team. She manages the world’s first UNESCO Category II Centre that focuses on transboundary water as a catalyst for cooperation – the International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC), hosted by SIWI.

Dr. Patrick joined SIWI in 2014 with experience from the Australian National University and CSIR in South Africa.

Best paper is awarded to author(s) based on originality, innovation, technical quality, and contribution to water resources management. The selection is made from all papers published in the last three volumes of the IWRA official journal, Water International (WI).

Acknowledgement to PhD supervisors: Prof. Geoff Syme and Prof. Pierre Horwitz from Edith Cowen University, Western Australia; and CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship for funding the research.