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Yellow River Commission Students Start Studies

Monday, 30 March, 2009

Picture 005_crop_webThe latest group of 19 future leaders from China’s Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) have started their Graduate Certificate studies in water management after completing their initial round of English language tuition.

The 15 men and four women, the third group from the YRCC to study in South Australia, will spend the next six months completing the Graduate Certificate programme, industry placements, and taking part in study tours and water management forums.

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From the CEO

Monday, 30 March, 2009

Richard-HopkinsWhile many international organisations are battening down the hatches hoping to avoid the worst of the global economic meltdown, ICE WaRM is expanding its operations and alliances – especially in South-East and East Asia.

We’ve undertaken three significant initiatives since the start of the year – and more are in the pipeline as our experience in the region gains further traction.

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Australian Water Industry Essentials Short Course

Sunday, 29 March, 2009

ICE WaRM recently held a one-day version of the Australian Water Industry Essentials course in response to demand from stakeholders.

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Environmental Trust Now Active

Sunday, 29 March, 2009

The Water Resources Management (WaRM) Trust was approved by the Minister for the Environment and registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient Trust over the final months of 2008, and became fully active in January 2009, when the initial donation was made to the associated Water Training, Education and Research (WaTER) Fund.

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Strong ICE WaRM Presence at OZWater

Friday, 27 March, 2009

AWAICE WaRM Chief Executive Richard Hopkins and International Partnerships Manager Mike Seager were among 1300 delegates attending the OzWater 2009 conference in Melbourne in mid-March. ICE WaRM is an active member of AWA, including national and international partnership activities.

The three-day conference, hosted by the Australian Water Association (AWA), covered key issues facing the Australian and international water industries – including major national water reforms, the impact of climate change, technological advances and the skills shortage.

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Hydrology & Hydraulics Course Starts the Year

Thursday, 26 March, 2009

Picture 004_crop_webThe ICE WaRM short courses programme commenced in March with the two day Hydraulics and Hydrology for Non-engineers.

Held in Brisbane, the course was presented by Terry Lucke of UniSA and attended by a group of 14 people, whose work backgrounds were in local government, health or natural resources.

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Apply Now for AU-EU Exchange Opportunity

Wednesday, 25 March, 2009

Delftheader1_logo_en_0This programme is now active, as the first student from the Netherlands commenced studies at the University of Adelaide this semester.

Applications are now open for students wanting to take part in the exchange, starting in the second semester.

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Indian Water Resources Ministry Visit

Thursday, 29 January, 2009

DSCN1582_crop_lrThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) team in New Delhi engaged ICE WaRM to host a delegation of very senior Indian Government officials for a technical study tour of water resources policies and management in Australia late in 2008.

The delegation was led by the Secretary of the national Ministry of Water Resources, Mr Umesh Narayan Panjiar, and included the Chair of the Central Water Commission, officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, other national agencies and state Departments of Water Resources, and senior representatives of ADB.

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From the CEO – ICE WaRM Expands Global Activities

Thursday, 29 January, 2009

Richard-HopkinsICE WaRM is further developing its global profile as we head into 2009.

In the Asian region, we’re reinforcing links with the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) in China and the Mekong River Commission.

A second group of future leaders from the YRCC arrived in Australia in January to study under ICE WaRM’s professional development programme. They will spend the next eight months here further developing their skills.

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New Arrivals from the Yellow River, P R China

Tuesday, 27 January, 2009

BBQ 23_01_09 013_crop_lrThe third group of delegates from China’s Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) has started to arrive in Australia to study under ICE WaRM’s internationally-acclaimed water resources management programme.

The men and women will spend eight months based in Adelaide studying for ICE WaRM’s Graduate Certificate in Water Resources Management and improving their English language skills. The students also will take part in study tours, industry placements and water management forums.

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