This program began in 2011 and supports hydrogeology graduate students in MSc programs in critical regions. The intention is to build MSc level capacity in developing countries by strengthening local universities that allows students to study in their own language and hydrogeologic setting. The fellowships are specifically for research expenses to encourage students to conduct community-based field work and disseminate results. The HWB Fellowships awardees must submit an application package and are selected by the HWB Technical Committee.
Rubén Augusto Povedo Velasco (The Royal and Pontificial Major University of Saint Francis Xavier of Chuquisaca, Bolivia)
Thesis: The impact of the Lechughillas garbage dump on water quality in Rio Chico, Bolivia.
Jorge Luis Mendoza Sempértegui (The Royal and Pontificial Major University of Saint Francis Xavier of Chuquisaca, Bolivia)
Thesis: A groundwater resource assessment of Yotaia town site, Bolivia.
Miriam Lizzeth Osorio Pineda (National Autonomous University of Honduras)
Thesis: Hydrochemical characterization of groundwater in the Valle de Comayagua, Honduras.
Manuel Cuevas Eduardo Conde (National Autonomous University of Honduras)
Thesis: Evolution of Pollution and Groundwater Geochemistry Jose Santos Guardiola Municipality of Roatan, Honduras.
Alvaro Jose Amaya Arevalo (University of El Salvador)
Thesis: Hydrogeochemical characterization of the high Suquiapa sub-basin, El Salvador.
Carlos Roberto Abrego Suarez (National Autonomous University of Honduras),
Thesis: Hydrogeological conceptual model on the island of Roatan, Honduras.
Gladys Iveth Flores Solorzano (National Autonomous University of Honduras)
Thesis: Assessment of Aquifer Vulnerability on Roatan Island, Honduras.