End of year message 2018

Thursday, 20 December, 2018

It has been an exciting year for ICE WaRM!
Looking back, I am delighted with the quality and range of local and international water capacity development programmes we have delivered. Our staff and partners have worked hard to create these opportunities for our alumni and the outcomes for the partners and institutions we support.

We commenced the implementation of our 2018 -2021 strategic plan which will guide us in maximising the impact of our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The plan supports our commitment to develop excellence in the strategic leadership of water resources management internationally. We will achieve this by supporting leaders within governments to develop and implement contemporary and innovative water policies and strengthening the governance and institutions to implement those policies. We will continue to champion gender, equity, equality and social inclusion and we will expand the work of the Australian Water School to provide a quality portal for learning, networking and collaboration.

In early November ICE WaRM celebrated a milestone of casting our 50th webinar since the programme initiated in June 2016, with almost 60 free webinars by the end of 2018. Through the Australian Water School, ICE WaRM has seen over 5,800 registrations across 94 countries join our webinars. This initiative has provided an opportunity to showcase the thought-leaders and innovators of the water sector and give them maximum exposure globally, while supporting capacity development across a large footprint.

ICE WaRM has entered into a number of partnerships this past year, signing memorandums of understanding with the Hohai University, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, the CRC for Water Sensitivities Cities, Marsden Jacob and Associates and Institute of Sustainable Futures for the University of Technology Sydney. We are thrilled to be linked with a diverse range of leading organisations and Universities and look forward to working with them in the future.

Our work in delivering the Australian Government’s Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP), funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, continues to inspire and open new opportunities to improve water, energy and food security in the South Asia Region. We have been privileged to work with governments, civil society and academic institutions in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan in supporting current and emerging leaders to make an impact in their critical roles.

Our work with the TERI School of Advanced Studies, and other partners, has supported our work with emerging leaders addressing gender, equity and empowering agents of change. It has also challenged ICE WaRM to improve the way our programmes are designed and delivered.

Coinciding with World Water Day, ICE WaRM was proud to partner with the Water Industry Alliance to deliver South Australia’s inaugural Smart Water Summit, bringing an international focus to the state and sharing knowledge and expertise among water leaders and professionals. ICE WaRM will continue to invest in opportunities that showcase innovation and thought leadership in addressing our challenges in water security, liveable and resilient cities and drive economic growth.

Thank you to the wonderful team at ICE WaRM and our delivery partners, your work has been truly inspiring and delivered with great passion and good humour. On behalf of the Chair and board of directors, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy time with family and friends over the festive season and a prosperous 2019.

Warmest regards,
Darryl Day (Managing Director)


Upcoming Short Courses

Online Course: 1D Water Modelling with HEC-RAS - January 2020

Thursday, 16 January, 2020

Webinar: Understanding water values in Indigenous Australia

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020

Online Course: 2D Water Modelling with HEC-RAS - February 2020

Thursday, 6 February, 2020

Webinar: Realising the benefits of cloud computing

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020

Webinar: Revolving water funds

Wednesday, 19 February, 2020

Online Course: Introduction to Groundwater Modelling with MODFLOW - Feb 2020

Thursday, 20 February, 2020

Webinar: Roughing it for water modellers

Wednesday, 26 February, 2020

Webinar: 3D Computation Fluid Dynamic and Environmental Modelling

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020

Online Course: Modelling Structures in HEC-RAS - March 2020

Thursday, 5 March, 2020

Online Course: Groundwater Modelling with MODFLOW-OWHM, FREEWAT and Farm Process

Thursday, 12 March, 2020

HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS Training in Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand
Monday, 23 March, 2020

Short Course: Australian Groundwater School

Tuesday, 14 April, 2020

Online Course: HEC-HMS Modelling - April 2020

Thursday, 23 April, 2020

Online Course: QGIS for water modellers

Friday, 1 May, 2020

Online Course: Pipe Flow Modelling with SURGE - May 2020

Tuesday, 12 May, 2020

Online Course: Sediment Transport Modelling - June 2020

Thursday, 18 June, 2020

Online Course: TUFLOW - 2D Flood Modelling - July 2020

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020

Short Course: Australian Groundwater School

Monday, 21 September, 2020

Online Course: TUFLOW - 2D Flood Modelling - November 2020

Tuesday, 17 November, 2020