International Programmes

Water is at the core of sustainable development. Water resources, and the range of services they provide, underpin economic growth, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. From food and energy security to human and environmental health, water has been shown to contribute to improvements in social well being, affecting the livelihoods of billions. Progress towards the achievement of most sustainable development goals requires significant improvement of water management across the globe.”

UN World Water Development Report 2015, Water for a Sustainable World

In keeping with this key UN statement above, ICE WaRM has:

  • A growing network of international partners, including:
    • Numerous Universities and higher education and research institutions
    • Central Government and State Government institutions in many countries
  • Sponsored numerous scholars from around the world to share their expertise in water management
  • Developed relationships, through formal student exchange programmes, with European Union (EU) universities – the University of Dundee in Scotland, UK; Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; and the Technical University of Dresden, Germany

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South Australian Government – Fellowships for Rajasthan Water Management

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Short course: Gender, Equity and Water Management

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Mekong Subregion Follow-up Visit

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