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 2021 JRBM Best Paper Award was announced at the 11th International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (River Flow 2022) on 10 November.
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, IAHR and Taylor and Francis offer an annual award for the best contribution to JRBM.
A review of eligible papers published in Volume 19 of JRBM was 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
After completion of this review, the paper titled “Remote sensing and GIS techniques to monitor morphological changes along the middle-lower Vistula River” by Michael Nones and published in Vol. 19, No. 3 was selected as the winning paper.
It is the view of the selection committee that the winning paper:
Presents a novel approach to the management of river evolution. While the management of river evolution has been a wicked problem, it remains an important issue to managers of both small, large, and transnational catchments. Using an approach based on the novel combination of satellite information with semi-automatic digital processing procedures the channel stability was able to be investigated from a morphological viewpoint over decadal time scales.
It is with great pleasure that the JRBM award for 2021 is granted to:
Dr Michael Nones, Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
For his paper