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Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM), International WaterCentre, Australia, February 2012 – June 2013

This international masters course aims to equip students “with the integration, leadership and managerial skills to become part of an elite group of water leaders with sustainable and holistic solutions to global water and climate change challenges”.

Coordinated by: International WaterCentre with lecturers from four Australian universities: University of Queensland, Monash University, University of Western Australia and Griffith University.

Course outline:

Foundation module – Project management; Science of water; Water, sustainability and development; and Water governance and policy

Integration modules: Catchment and aquatic ecosystem health; and Water planning and economics

Elective stream modules:

  • International development (Capacity building and international development – in Thailand; Water and sanitation)
  • Water, land and people
  • Urban water stream

Specialisation module: Integrated Water Management Project

Examples of  previous research projects:


Application deadlines:

  • IWC Water Leader Scholarships – 01 Aug 2011
  • International applications (full paying, non-scholarship applicants): 15 Oct 2011

More information | Apply Online

View a course Powerpoint presentation


May 4, 2011 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Water and Poverty Alleviation: a Dialogue for Action, Durban, South Africa, 11-13 October 2010

This dialogue will present the experiences of the Danida supported DWA-COGTA-SALGA Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) programme. The South African Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF), with the assistance of the Royal Danish Government (Danida), initiated the programme in 2000 to pilot IWRM approaches in three water management areas of South Africa. Almost eighty projects have been implemented. In the majority of cases projects have been identified, designed and implemented by the communities themselves as contracting parties.


  • To showcase how communities can be empowered to engage in service delivery to improve livelihoods and
  • community wellbeing
  • To develop a policy dialogue around these issues in line with current government policies and thinking on
  • poverty alleviation and rural development with water as the catalyst
  • Lateral thinking, especially in relation to cooperative governance
  • Procurement issues, contracting of communities, technical call down facility

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IWRM Karlsruhe 2010, Germany, 24-25 November 2010

Organised by: Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH and the Fraunhofer IOSB

Sponsored by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany)

At the conference, there will be 60 presentations from IWRM specialists from a total of 18 different countries, including Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, India, Israel, Jordan, Latvia, the Netherlands, Palestine, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Viet Nam.


Management of Rainfall Retention and Storage

  • Retention and Artificial Recharge
  • Erosion, Irrigation and Desertification

Waste Water Management in Agriculture

  • Hygienisation Management and Disinfection Processes, Sanitation
  • Waste Water Reuse in Agriculture

Materials Flow and Ingredients Flow Management

  • Nutrient Cycles
  • Contaminant Remediation and Immobilization
  • Management and Water Treatment Processes
  • Water Quality Management
  • Sediment Transport / Morphology

Water Resources Management (incl. Urban Areas)

  • Utilization and Protection of Water Resources
  • The Economic Triangle: Water, Energy, Food
  • Water Resource Modeling
  • Water Policies & Decision Support, Capacity Building
  • Water Supply & Distribution Management

Water Management under Extreme Conditions

  • Flood Water Management and Run-off Modeling
  • Climate Change

Conference web site:

September 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm 2 comments

Danida Water and Sanitation Sector Seminar, Livingstone, Zambia, 29 September – 02 October 2009

Organised by: Water and Sanitation group of Technical Advisory Services (TAS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, in collaboration with the MFA Competence Centre (UMKC) and the Embassy Of Denmark, Lusaka.

The purpose of the seminar is to improve and consolidate the quality of Danish assistance to the water and sanitation sector and to facilitate a coherent vision across embassies and country programmes on what constitutes good development assistance to the water and sanitation sector.

Proposed sessions:

  • Sanitation and hygiene: presentation and discussion based of the draft TAS discussion paper “Reaching the MDG Target on Sanitation in Africa – A Call for Realism” and related issues notes on “Hygiene behaviour change”, “Financing models”, “Political commitment”, and “Monitoring progress”.
  • IWRM: providing an input to the planned TAS best practice paper on support to IWRM.
  • Implementing the Accra Agenda of Agenda in the Water and Sanitation Sector, focussing on TA in capacity development as sector programme support becomes more aligned with national systems.
  • Zambia day: problems in Zambia and southern Africa such as SADC/Zambezi and Zambia’s approach to water supply in peri-urban areas.

Target group: embassy staff responsible for water and sanitation sector support and Danida advisors; advisors funded through other donors; staff from other donors.

Contact: Sune Gerts Larsen, or Jens Fugl,

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June 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm

International Forum on Integrated Water Resource Management, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 01-03 Jun 2009


Organised by: COGESAF (Conseil de gouvernance de l’eau des bassins versants de la rivière St-François) and the Université de Sherbrooke

Main themes:

  • Characterisation and diagnosis tools
  • Planning and governance tools
  • Information and joint-action tools
  • Water management tools in the agricultural setting
  • Intervention tools for the major water-related issues

Keynote speakers will include the ex-president of Oxfam-Quebec, Nicole St-Martin, president of Aquacentrum, André Beauchamp, Riccardo Petrella, author of «The Water Manifesto », Raymond Jost, general secretary of the International Secretariat for Water, Jean-François Donzier, general manager of the International Network of Basin Organizations and Jean Landry, president of Quebec’s regroupement of watershed organizations (ROBVQ).

Presentations from North America, Latin America and Africa.

For more information go to the conference web site in English and French

April 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm


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