UNESCO-IHE alumnus Hans Komakech has won the JRBM Best Paper Award. He received this award for his paper entitled 'Formalization of water allocation systems and impacts on local practices in the Hingilili sub-catchment, Tanzania', which has been published in the International Journal of River Basin Management.
"For this paper we were looking at how state intervention in water management is translated on a local level", says Komakech about the focus of his awarded paper. "It showed whether this formalization contribute to water allocation. Eventually, it appeared that it didn't translate to actual day-to-day water management."
The awarding ceremony was part of the 35th IAHR World Congress, which was held from 8 to 13 September. The citation of the paper will be announced through the IAHR media. In addition, a short version of the article will be published in the IAHR Magazine, called Hydrolink.
The awarded publication
Komakech, H.C., P. van der Zaag, M. L. Mul, T.A. Mwakalukwa, J.S. Kemerink (2012) Formalization of water allocation systems and impacts on local practices in the Hingilili subcatchment, Tanzania. International Journal of River Basin Management, 10 (3): 213-227. [doi:10.1080/15715124.2012.664774].