International WaterCentre Alumni Network (IWCAN) AGM and networking event
The meeting kicked off with Dr Brian McIntosh, IWC's Senior Lecturer and Education Program Manager, talking about IWCAN, the importance of networking and how alumni can get involved. He also encouraged alumni to take part in the IWCAN Futures Survey which aims to gather feedback on how to improve IWCAN services for its members.
IWCAN President, Michael Yule, presented the Annual Report including the budget, which was approved by the voting members. Currently, the main income for the organisation is drawn from award services and membership subscriptions.
Guest speaker Katie Spooner, 2011 Masters graduate, gave an inspiring talk on the changing roles of NGOs in the water sector, ways in which to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as involving entrepreneurs in implementing new technologies that can help achieve the SDGs.
IWCAN is the official alumni association of the International WaterCentre, comprising current students and graduates of IWC’s education and training programs, including:
- Master of Integrated Water Management
- Graduate Certificate in Water Planning
- Water Leadership Program
- Short training courses.
If you're interested in becoming a member, contact the IWCAN office.
Have your say and be part of the future by filling in the IWCAN Futures Survey!
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