Dr. SHINDO Soji, Director of the Rural Development Division of JIRCAS, was honored with the prestigious International Award of the International Society of Paddy and Water Environment (PAWEES) during the International Conference 2023 held in Busan, Korea on October 23-25, 2023.
The International Award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of paddy and water environment engineering. Dr. Shindo, who has served as the Managing Editor of Paddy and Water Environment, an esteemed academic journal published by the Society, since 2020, has played a pivotal role in enhancing the editorial quality of the journal. His noteworthy contributions have been further acknowledged with this award, attributing his expertise and dedication to the editorial work of the journal. In addition to his ongoing editorial efforts, this recognition also stems from his powerful keynote speech on "Climate Change Countermeasures in Rice Paddy Agriculture" delivered at the PAWEES 2021 Taiwan Congress in October 2021. Dr. Shindo's insightful guidelines provided valuable insights for various countries and regions dealing with climate change concerns in rice paddy agriculture.
In addition, Dr. HORIKAWA Naoki, former Senior Researcher in the Rural Development Division, received the Reviewer Award (Maruyama Prize), which is given to reviewers who have made special contributions to maintaining and improving the quality of the journal Paddy and Water Environment.
PAWEES 2023: https://pawees2023.com/
International Award: https://pawees.net/?page_id=35
Reviewer Award: https://pawees.net/?page_id=39