JRBM Best Paper Award

Founding Statement

The JRBM Best Paper Award rewards annually the best contribution to the International Journal of River Basin Management (JRBM) with strong original research dealing with significant basin management problems. 

The International Journal of River Basin Management (JRBM) brings together research dedicated to all aspects of integrated river and floodplain management including catchments, wetlands, and estuarine systems with the aim of applying an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to river basin management as recognised by the UN Watercourses Convention, World Water Vision, World Water Council and Global Water Partnership.  To assist in this task, the International Association of Hydro-environment Engineering and Research and Taylor and Francis offer an annual award for the best contribution to JRBM.

Established in 2010, this IAHR award is supported by Taylor and Francis.

Rules for the administration of the award

Selection procedure

The Award recipient is selected by the JRBM Editor and the Editorial Board.

A review of eligible papers published during previous year is undertaken by a selection committee, consisting of the Editor-in-Chief and members of the Editorial Team, on the basis of: 

  • Value to engineering knowledge 

  • Innovation originality 

  • Scientific basis insight 

  • Clarity of presentation

What does the award consist of? 

It consists of an award certificate and a monetary prize of EUR 600.

For further information, please refer to our FAQs section on our website. Additional enquiries should be directed to the IAHR Secretariat via email to

List of previous winners

5th Edition
Michael Nones (2021)
Remote sensing and GIS techniques to monitor morphological changes along the middle-lower Vistula river, Poland
International Journal of River Basin Management, 19:3, 345-357.

4th Edition
Frans Klijn, Dick de Bruinb, Maurits C. de Hoogc, Sjef Jansend & Dirk F. Sijmonsc (2013)
Design quality of room-for-the-river measures in the Netherlands: role and assessment of the quality team (Q-team)
International Journal of River Basin Management, 11:3, 287-299.

3rd Edition
Hans C. Komakech , Pieter Van der Zaag , Marloes L. Mul , Tulinumpoki A.  Mwakalukwa & Jeltsje S. Kemerink (2012)
Formalization of water allocation systems and impacts on local practices in the Hingilili sub-catchment, Tanzania
International Journal of River Basin Management, 10:3, 213-227.

2nd Edition
Tran Van Ty, Kengo Sunada & Yutaka Ichikawa (2011)
A spatial impact assesment of human-induced intervention on hydrological regimes: a case study in the upper Srepok River Basin, Central Highlands of Vietnam
International Journal of River Basin Management,  9:2, 103-116.

1st Edition
Alon Tal, Nader Al Khateeb, Neta Nagouker, Hila Akerman, Mousa Diabat, Alice Nassar, Roey Angel, Muath Abu Sadah, Yaron Hershkovitz, Avital Gasith, Amjad Aliewi, Dima Halawani, Adam Abramson, Amjad Assi, Jonathan B. Laronne & Lior Asaf (2010)
Chemical and biological monitoring in ephemeral and intermittent streams: a study of two transboundary Palestinian–Israeli watersheds
International Journal of River Basin Management, 8:2, 185-205.

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