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Master of Integrated Water Management and Graduate Certificate in Water Planning students participate in Sunshine Coast intensive workshops

The first cohort of IWC Graduate Certificate in Water Planning students met recently with Master of Integrated Water Management students for a week of intensive workshops and field trips on the Sunshine Coast, as part of the modules on Water Planning & Economics, Water and Sanitation, Urban Metabolism and Collaborative Planning.

IWC intensives are designed to enable part-time students to interact face-to-face with other students and academic staff. Workshops are offered that are difficult to run online, such as the session on Indigenous Awareness and Collaboration run by guest lecturer for the new Collaborative Planning module, Grant Sarra.

Students also participated in lectures on topics such as urban metabolism, and various field trips, including one to a permaculture farm in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

"The interactions between students is always one of the highlights of these intensive periods," said Dr Dana Kelly, lecturer in Collaborative Planning at IWC. "The students come from such diverse backgrounds, I find I learn as much from them as they do from me. And we go to such great places – it's always fun!"


About the IWC Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management (Water Planning)

This new program has been designed to equip students with a broad set of transdisciplinary skills to effectively engage with communities and integrate environmental, social and political considerations into water planning practice. The program is delivered part-time/distance over two semesters of study and will be available only to domestic students. The next intake will be in Semester 1, 2013 and will commence with a week-long intensive session. The remainder of the program will be delivered off-campus (online).

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About the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management

The MIWM program equips students with the integration, leadership and managerial skills to become part of a group of water leaders with sustainable and holistic solutions to global water and climate change challenges.
Innovative, problem-based, experiential education targeted at a professional audience. Benefit from the expertise of internationally acclaimed water educators and researchers from across a wide breadth of disciplines. Lecturers are drawn from The University of Queensland, Monash University, the University of Western Australia and Griffith University (the degree is co-badged by all four universities). The program is available full-time and part-time/distance. The next intake will be in Semester 1, 2013.

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