The International Water Centre (IWC) Water Leadership for the Future

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  • Our universities are internationally recognised leaders in teaching and research. The International WaterCentre aims to be a leader in promoting new ways of thinking about water management. Recognising that water management consists of multiple dimensions, such as sociology, science, economics and engineering, the IWC brings together eminent practitioners and academics from its four member universities and other knowledge partners to develop capacity in Australia and internationally through interdisciplinary solutions.
  • The challenges facing water managers across the world increasingly require leaders able to cross scoial, environmental and technological boundaries, to combine disciplinary knowledge and to use theory to inform effective practice
  • The challenges facing water managers across the world increasingly require leaders able to cross scoial, environmental and technological boundaries, to combine disciplinary knowledge and to use theory to inform effective practice
  • IWC custom-designed capacity development programs are aimed at current and future water leaders with a vision for sustainable and integrated water management. The programs build on participants ’ professional experience and improve there ability to solve water-related problems in an integrated way.
  • Programs are designed to match clients’ needs and professional interests. We customise our programs to accommodate participants’ timeframe, English skills, location group size and other requirements , offering both academic study and experiential learning. All programs take a trans-disciplinary, whole-of-water cycle approach.
  • IWC Research principles apply a whole-of-water cycle management framework to our research activities tackle complex and relevant issues contribute to transdisciplinary water management build on our partners’ capabilities foster collaboration and partnerships make a difference
  • IWC Research principles apply a whole-of-water cycle management framework to our research activities tackle complex and relevant issues contribute to transdisciplinary water management build on our partners’ capabilities foster collaboration and partnerships make a difference
  • The International Water Centre (IWC) Water Leadership for the Future

    1. 1. The International WaterCentre(IWC)Water leadership for the future
    2. 2. MembersPartnersSupportersQueensland GovernmentA joint venture of four leading Australian universities with national andinternational knowledge networks, the IWC provides a breadth of expertiseand experience rarely found in a single organisation.Water leadership for the future
    3. 3. MissionCreating tomorrow’swater leaders bychanging the way peoplethink about, act and solvecomplex watermanagement challenges
    4. 4. About the International WaterCentre• Developing strong collaborative networks• Delivering high quality post-graduate education and professionaldevelopment experiences• Undertaking internationally relevant, collaborative applied research• Facilitating access by water managers to IWC’s knowledge networksand expertiseWater leadership for the future
    5. 5. IWC Clients and Partners around the worldWater leadership for the future
    6. 6. EducationDelivering high qualitypostgraduate educationand professional developmentexperiences
    7. 7. Master of Integrated Water Management• Graduates receive a co-taught, co-badged qualification from four leadingAustralian universities:• Objective: creating tomorrow’s water leaders by drawing on internationalteaching and research from many fields to provide a transdisciplinary,whole-of-water-cycle approach• Using innovative, problem-based and experiential educationapproaches, students build on their professional experience to becomewater leaders who are able to create and implement integrated solutions• Since the program’s inception in 2008, IWC Masters participants havecome from 35 countries and from diverse academic and professionalbackgroundsIWC Education Programs
    8. 8. Other education programs• Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management (WaterPlanning)Created for water resource planners in public and privateorganisations to address identified professional skills gaps• Water Leadership ProgramA professional development program for emerging leaders todevelop abilities to exert influence and drive change• Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water ManagementA research higher degree delivered through IWC Africa at MonashSouth AfricaIWC Education Programs
    9. 9. TrainingDeveloping custom-designed capacitybuilding programs for waterprofessionals in Australian andoverseas organisations
    10. 10. Training programs• Capacity building programs aimed at current and future water leaderswith a vision for sustainable and integrated water management• Individually tailored to each organisation’s needs using a combinationof case studies and experiential learning in integrated watermanagement• Flexible programs can include English communication skills,postgraduate level academic studies (non-award), field trips, industryplacements and technical study tours• Since 2005, IWC has delivered 11 programs funded by AusAID’sAustralian Leadership Award Fellowships (ALAF) program (~$3m)Training programs
    11. 11. Presentation HeadingApplied researchGenerating and applyingknowledge to supportevidence-based IWMinternationally
    12. 12. • IWC takes a collaborative approach allowingthe organisation to build transdisciplinaryteams from the best water researchorganisations in Australia• IWC applied research programs:– provide access to leading researchers in thewater sector from a range of disciplines, suchas environmental sciences, engineering,economics, urban and land-use planning,social sciences and anthropology– deliver real-world solutions where end-userscan build their knowledge of water science andmanagementApplied researchApplied researchIWC Appliedresearch themes:1.Integrated watermanagement processes2.Water, sanitation andhygiene (WASH)3.Healthy rivers andcatchments4.Sustainable urbancommunitiesIWC Appliedresearch themes:1.Integrated watermanagement processes2.Water, sanitation andhygiene (WASH)3.Healthy rivers andcatchments4.Sustainable urbancommunities
    13. 13. IWC Member Universities | Research CentresApplied research• Australian Rivers Institute• Griffith Centre for Coastal Management• Environmental Futures Centre• Centre for Environmental Systems Research• Smart Water Research Centre• School of Environment• The National Climate Change Adaptation ResearchFacility• Advanced Wastewater Management Centre• Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry• Centre for Integrated Resource Management• Centre for Marine Studies• National Research Centre for EnvironmentalToxicology• School of Population Health• School of Integrative Systems• Centre for Research into Sustainable Urban andRegional Futures• Centre for Water Sensitive Cities• Water Studies Centre• Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine• Monash Sustainability Institute• School of Geography and Environmental Science• Facility for Advancing Water Biofiltration• eWater CRCAsia Pacific Health and Nutrition Centre• Monash Sustainability Institute• Centre for Excellence in Natural ResourceManagement• Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences• Centre for Water Research• Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law• School of Environmental Systems Engineering
    14. 14. Knowledge servicesDelivering smart, innovative knowledgeservices that will assist water leadersto understand and apply IWM
    15. 15. Knowledge servicesKnowledge services• Knowledge generation – new thinking and inquiry results in newunderstanding and concepts• Knowledge synthesis and translation – available knowledge is analysed,synthesised and translated into forms that will lead to practicalunderstanding relevant to local context and needs• Knowledge sharing and dissemination – provides targeted and efficientaccess by a range of stakeholders and through a number of formats IWC publications, expert panels and events(International Riversymposium)
    16. 16. www.watercentre.org+61 7 3014 0200admin@watercentre.org• All content in this presentation is copyright of International WaterCentre 2012• This presentation was compiled in August 2012. Information in this presentation was accurate at the time of compiling, please note that detailsare subject to change without prior notice.Contact IWC
    17. 17. More information on IWRM skills profilesMasters of Integrated Water Managementhttp://www.ucowr.org/journal-of-contemporary-water-research-and-education/is

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