Water Supply Management in the Context of Integrated Water Resource Management - Australian Leadership Award Fellowship 2009
In 2009 the IWC hosted six professionals from PERPAMSI, Indonesia’s Water Supply Association who were on an AusAID sponsored Fellowship Program to deepen skills in water supply management in the context of integrated water resources management.
Project Category: Education & Training
Key Areas of Work: Catchment management,Integrated Water Resource Management
Project Date: Nov 16, 2009
The group of six came for 18 weeks, looking at water supply management in an IWRM context. They undertook subject-specific English language training, lectures and seminars, study trips in South East Queensland, the Darling Downs and far North Queensland, industry placements, and attended the International Riversymposium.
The Program adopted a continuous learning approach where students were introduced to integrated water management concepts in both theory and practice.
Students were actively guided in the integration of the content, processes, and skills presented from diverse disciplinary areas. They were introduced to ways of understanding how relevant bodies of theory from diverse disciplines may inform the practice of IWM. Understanding these interactions assisted them as professionals making decisions, or providing advice to decision makers.
Students were encouraged to guide their own education by identifying key areas of professional interest and knowledge that would assist them to view water management from a range of perspectives.