Season's greetings from IWC
At IWC, 2012 has been a good year – and another 'international' one.
We welcomed a new group of participants from 23 countries to our Masters program, and professionals from China, Indonesia and Thailand have taken part in our training programs. As always, this adds a great depth and breadth of cultural and professional experience to the programs, and inspires exciting dialogue and learning.
We achieved another milestone in the successful Water Leadership Program, with 21 participants completing it in September. As we go to press another 21 emerging leaders from across the country are starting the second program.
This year has also seen the completion of our ACEDP River Health project in China, which culminated in us participating in the Yellow River Forum in Zhengzhou in September. This was just ahead of our own International Riversymposium held in Melbourne – a great event, which has received wonderful feedback from delegates around the world.
On a sadder note, Dr Peter Oliver, our inaugural Senior Lecturer and Education Manager, passed away a few weeks ago after a long battle with cancer. Peter will be greatly missed by everyone at IWC, and also by many of you whom he has also touched with the magic of his teaching, his enthusiasm, and his love of life.
At IWC we are looking forward to 2013 with eagerness – with a new group of participants beginning the Masters program, a delegation of water managers coming from Nepal, and the potential for some interesting research and capacity building programs … Watch this space for more news.
And finally, I'd like to thank our partners and all those who have collaborated with us in 2012 - IWC would not be what it is without the valuable input of all these organisations and individuals.
On behalf of IWC, I wish you
all a safe and joyous holiday break, and we look forward to seeing or
hearing from you again in the New Year.