Best poster award

Friday 28 August | 09.00-13.00 | Room: -
2015 Best Poster Winner Mr. Patrick Thomson and chair of the Poster jury Dr Robert Bos. Photo by Mikael Ullén

The posters are an important part of the workshops programme and link with the overall theme of the World Water Week.

Each workshop will display a selected number of abstracts in the interactive electronic poster exhibition, where conference visitors can view and learn more about the projects behind the posters. The posters will be presented by the authors during coffee breaks on the workshop days and also during the workshop sessions.

Posters will be judged on content, research and presentation but also on poster design, by a jury led by a member of the Scientific Programme Committe. The most informative, innovative and well-designed poster will then be awarded with the “Best Poster Award” during the Closing Plenary Session.

You are welcome to view all the posters here.

Programme

On 28 August 2015, the Best Poster Award was given to Mr. Patrick Thomson for his poster Distributed monitoring of shallow aquifer level using community handpumps.
 

The Jury congratulates Mr Thomson and his team on the research they performed, and on the outstanding poster presentation that brought the methods, results and conclusions to the water professionals attending the SIWI World Water Week.

Conclusion

On 28 August 2015, the Best Poster Award was handed out to Mr. Patrick Thomson for his poster Distributed monitoring of shallow aquifer level using community handpumps by the chair of the Poster Jury, Dr Robert Bos.

The motivation of the Poster Jury highlights the following aspects of the work by Mr Thomson and his colleagues in the UK and Kenya:

Relevance – the Jury considers the research question highly relevant in the context of rising concerns about shallow ground water quantities in many countries, and therefore also relevant to the sustainable development of drinking water supply in rural areas in many parts of the world, in line with the SDG6 targets. This poster is also considered highly relevant to the theme of the 2015 SIWI World Water Week Water and Development.


Innovation – the Jury lauds the innovative thinking behind the research question and the way new opportunities resulting from the introduction of information technology in hand pump management are seized, to come to a novel way of intensifying and enhancing the resolution of shallow ground water monitoring in a sustainable manner.


Simplicity – the simplicity of the concept and the research carried out reflect an elegant way of addressing a research question that focuses on developing low-cost technology, piggy-backing on already on-going innovations through information technology with distinct benefits for the rural poor.


Applicability – the Jury sees important opportunities for the research results to be applied and scaled up in a way that will significantly enhance the evidence base for the shallow ground water resources, in addition to the pump maintenance functions of the information technology installed.

The Jury congratulates Mr. Thomson and his team on the research they performed, and on the outstanding poster presentation that brought the methods, results and conclusions to the water professionals attending the SIWI World Water Week.