HWB Fellowships Awards

Dr. FarvoldenThe HWB Fellowship Awards were initiated in honour of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden (1928 – 1995) who was a pioneer of hydrogeology and helped initiate the first CARA hydrogeology masters program at the University of Costa Rica. THWB Fellowship Awards are for hydrogeology graduate students in programs in developing countries.  Awardees are selected in November  by a five-person HWB Technical Committee made up of Dr. Stephen Foster (U.K.), Dr. Ricardo Hirata (Brazil), Dr. Antonio Chambel (Portugal), Dr. Dave Kreamer (U.S.) and Dr. Ramon Aravena (Canada).

The HWB Fellowship Awards have been established to financially support those students who have been accepted into an approved MSc Hydrogeology program that is delivered in developing countries.  The intention is to encourage the delivery of hydrogeology graduate programs in developing countries.

2014 Competition Student Awardees

Jorge Luis Mendoza Sempertegui (University of San Francisco Xavier of Chuquisaca, Sucre, Bolivia)

Ruben Augusto Poveda Velasco (University of San Francisco      Xavier of Chuquisaca, Sucre, Bolivia)

2011 Competition Student Awardees

Two of the 2011 awardees were supported by the International Association of Hydrogeologists and three will be supported by a donation from the Global Aquifer Development Fund.  The awardees are:

Carlos Roberto Abrego Suarez (National Autonomous University of Honduras)
Alvaro Jose Amaya Arevalo (University of El Salvador)
Manuel Eduardo Conde Cuevas (National Autonomous University of Honduras)
Gladys Iveth Flores Solorzano (National Autonomous University of Honduras)
Miriam Lizzeth Osorio Pineda (National Autonomous University of Honduras)




Please contact Dave Bethune (bethuned@ucalgary.ca) for further information.

To donate to the HWB Fellowship Awards please follow the link to CanadaHelps