Research and innovation are key elements for promoting sustainable development in the Alps and young academics play a crucial role in shaping the future of the Alps. The Young Academics Award wants to recognize this key role by awarding outstanding master theses carried out on relevant alpine topics.

For the 2018 edition of the Young Academics Award aims, the topic of “Sustainable water management in the Alps” was chosen. Contributions are therefore welcome on the issue of sustainable water management in the Alps and particularly, but not limited to, on the related sub-topics:

+ Analysis and solutions for conflicting to uses of water among different sectors (tourism, agriculture, energy production etc..).

+ Abundance of water and scarcity of water.

+ Sustainable water management and efficient water use.

This initiative is supported by the Austrian Presidency of the Alpine Convention, the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention and by the Infopoints of the Alpine Convention Domodossola (Italy), Grand Paradis (Italy), Morbegno (Italy) and Tolmin (Slovenia) and carried out in collaboration with ISCAR.

The deadline for application is 31 May 2018.

For more information, visit the Alpine Convention website.