Integrated Water Resources Management - Australian Leadership Award Fellowship 2009
In 2009 the IWC hosted professionals from the Philippines National Water Resources Board and affiliated organisations who broadened their skills in integrated water resources management.
Project Category: Education & Training
Key Areas of Work: Ecosystem health,Environmental quality,Sustainability,Catchment management,Water quality,Wastewater management,Integrated Water Resource Management
The group participated in a 14-week program in the natural resource management aspects of integrated water resources management.
The program included English communication skills training, post graduate level academic studies, field trips, a workplace industry placement and a technical study tour.
“The Maleny field trip was my most unforgettable experience,” one participant said. “The place was good, and the lecturer warm, knowledgeable, very energetic and entertaining. It was the experience of a lifetime.”
The program provided students with an insight into Australia’s approach to sustainable water resources management, and included modules in project management; water in the environment; wastewater treatment and recycling; water, poverty and livelihoods; and water supply, sanitation and wellbeing.