IWC Alumnus Pascal Garde launches Global Water Jobs
Coordination is a key component of Integrated Water Management. Although, there is an essential interdependence between natural elements (water, land, environment, and ecology), the interactions between people are as much critical. Sound decision-making is conditioned by our capacity to integrate all the different disciplines employed along the entire water cycle.
The implementation of integrated approaches leads to the development of versatile professionals, able to understand different disciplines and work in diverse fields. This trend to cross-sectoral specialisation needs to be reflected in labour markets and adopted by employment websites and other resources.
To this end, IWC Alumnus Pascal Garde has launched Global Water Jobs (GWJ). This new job board intends to gather jobseekers and employers from all academic and professional backgrounds involved in water and sanitation management.
GWJ aims to reach a global audience by removing geographic boundaries between jobseekers and employers. Thanks to this new platform, highly technical and specialised professionals can be easily identified and their expertise availed wherever it is needed around the world. In addition, the job board also serves as an information platform about international events, education and training programs, as well as scholarships and internships opportunities.
Pascal B. Garde, 2011 IWC graduate and Global Water Jobs Founder
Pascal holds a degree in Economics and Management, with a major in International Trade, as well as a Master Degree in International Economics from the University UPMF in Grenoble, France. From 2003 and 2009, he worked for various United Nations organisations supporting technical assistance and capacity building projects addressed to developing countries on issues related to economic and social development.
In 2010, Pascal enrolled at The University of Queensland, where he completed the IWC Master in Integrated Water Management, undertaking his final project in Colombia, reviewing the Upper Cauca River Basin water pollution control framework. Since then, he has been working as an independent WASH consultant for various non-governmental organisations such as Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) and the Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation.