Postdoctoral scholar Rafael Schmitt received the Young Researcher Award of the
International Hydropower Association (IHA) as an “emerging talent in the hydropower
sector” for his work on modeling sediment transport and selecting optimal dam portfolios
in the lower Mekong River ( IHA News ). The award is given bi-annually at the IHA world congress. The award ceremony took place on May 9th in Addis Ababa during the IHA world congress. (https://www.hydropower.org/iha-young-researcher-award), where Rafa presented his research.