A collaborative paper involving SMART’s Dr Tomas Holderness has received a prestigious international publishing award.

Network modelling for road-based faecal sludge management’, authored by Ruth Kennedy-Walker, Tomas Holderness, David Alderson, Barbara Evans and Stuart Barr, received the James Hill Prize, annually awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Publishing for the best paper appearing in the Material Engineer journal.

ICE Publishing acknowledges the best work published in their journals each year, at the annual ICE Publishing Awards ceremony in London.

Discussing the paper, Dr Holderness said, “This work was a result of Dr Ruth Kennedy-Walker’s collaboration visit to SMART, March 2014.”

“We used crowd-sourced data to model sanitation networks in Nairobi, Africa.”

This work laid the foundations for much of the research being developed in the PetaJakarta.org project.

Image: SMART’s Geomatics Research Fellow Tomas Holderness with Ruth Kennedy-Walker during her collaborative visit to UOW in April 2014.