IWC students present at International Conference on Integrated Water Management
Bedouin mother in Um al-Khayr with an Israeli settlement in the background – West Bank (photo © C. Davidson)
Cameron Davidson from the United States presented Water and Gender in the Middle East: A Case Study in Bedouin Communities of Israel, Jordan and the West Bank, a report on her Master of Integrated Water Management research project.
"The conference was a great opportunity to learn about water management issues and potential solutions in Australia and worldwide with delegates from Germany, Israel, Oman, Kenya, the Philippines, China, Australia, USA, Canada and more," Ms Davidson said.
Other IWC Masters students, Karen Delfau from the United States and Ruth Cottingham from the United Kingdom, gave a presentation based on one of their Masters problem-based learning assignments, titled Integrated Water Management – What does an integrated approach look like? Case study: Diffuse Pollution in South East Queensland's catchments.
The conference explored innovative methods of treatment, better understanding and assessment of resources and their supporting ecosystems, proper management for conservation and approaches to achieve the dual aim of economic development and ecological sustainability.
It provided the opportunity to bring together scientists, engineers and practicing professionals from government departments, international aid agencies, private institutions, consulting establishments, research institutes and university organisations.
For more information: International Conference on Integrated Water Management