Eka Sulistiyowati (Indonesia)
Lecturer - Environmental Science
State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogayakarta, Indonesia
Master of Integrated Water Management
with Australia Awards Scholarship
On returning to Indonesia, Eka took up a lecturing post at the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta in Java, Indonesia. In addition to lecturing, Eka has worked with students to establish Water Forum, an intra-campus organisation that focuses on research and serves as a forum for discussion – and hands-on work. Water Forum has worked regularly in helping communities to clean up their local river. In the upcoming semester, Eka will work with Water Forum to conduct research on how to use bio-monitoring to support water/environmental education programs.
What did you enjoy the most while studying at IWC?
The IWC's Masters program linked me to an international network of water practitioners. This network helps me to understand global issues in water management, as well as gaining perspectives on how water is managed in other countries. I apply this knowledge on global water issues to my daily work, as I am working as a lecturer in a university. Recently, I had an opportunity to invite a fellow IWC alumnus to talk about water issues with my students. My experience shows that the IWC's Masters program not only builds professional relationships - it also nurtures friendships between alumni.