2. The IC4Water call
The International Cooperation for Water (IC4Water) is one of the Horizon 2020 Water JPI implementation instrument aimed at enabling transnational, collaborative research, development and innovation projects addressing questions relating to the water challenges faced by society with focus on Water Resource Management in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. IC4Water is implemented by 13 partners from European, African (including South Africa), Asian and American research programme owners/institutions. The partners are planning to launch a joint call on “Water Resource Management in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”, in August 2017 with a pre-proposal submission deadline of 11 December 2017. The successful projects are expected to kick-off is during the second quarter of 2018-19. The call topics are organised around the following 2 scientific challenges.
- Challenge 1: Multiple pressure effects on ecosystems and ecosystem services as well as effective mitigation – adaptation tools and assessments for implementing the water related targets of the UN SDGs; and
- Challenge 2: Developing accessible solutions for clean water management to address UN SDG6 targets and associated SDGs.
The call is now open. Please see attached for more information or go to http://www.waterjpi.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=583&Itemid=1097.
3. King Hassan II Great World Water Prize
The prize is jointly established by the Kingdom of Morocco and the World Water Council and pays tribute to the memory of His Majesty the late King Hassan II, and to his strategic vision for His country's sustainable integrated water resources management, in addressing the Kingdom's water security. Falling within the overarching framework of “Cooperation and solidarity in the fields of management and development of water resources”, this Sixth Edition of the Great Prize will reward the candidates making contributions around the specific theme of “Working towards greater solidarity and inclusion in order to ensure water security and climate justice. ”The Prize is awarded every three years on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the World Water Forum. The Award Ceremony will be held during the 8th World Water Forum, which will take place in Brasilia, Brazil, on 18 March 2018, and the winners will get a trophy, certificate, and 100,000 USD. Nominations for the 2018 King Hassan II Great World Water Prize are to be submitted to the Prize Secretariat by 30 November 2017 at the latest. Visit, http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/forum/water-prizes/king-hassan-ii-great-world-water-prize/ for more information and to submit a nomination.
4. The Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (JIOR) - General Call for Papers
The Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (JIOR) is the flagship Journal of the Indian Ocean Research Group Inc. (http://www.iorgroup.net). It is currently based at the University of Adelaide. The role of the journal is to encourage research on geopolitical, economic, socio-cultural, environmental, scientific and technological issues relevant to the Indian Ocean Region.
JIOR is making a call for papers for consideration for inclusion in future issues from 2018. See call announcement for more information.