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Adopting nature based solutions

Friday, 23 November, 2018

The ‘Shaping Our Water Future’ 2018 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan focused on solutions that can drive change and address multiple water challenges.

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Darryl Day now a Distinguished Fellow of IWA

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Darryl Day, Managing Director of ICE WARM was recognised as an IWA Distinguished Fellow at the 2018 World Water Congress.

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Honouring inspiration for sustainability

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018

ICE WaRM congratulates the Mayor of Salisbury, Ms Gillian Aldridge, who received a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community and local government.

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Disruptive discussions progress inclusivenes

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

To ensure an inclusive approach to future water resources management, traditional thinking needs to change to include women and empower their voice in decision making.

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Science for solutions in the Indus Basin

Thursday, 7 June, 2018

The Indus River Basin is a complex and changing system, shared by Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan. Elements of climate, population growth and political uncertainty, make decisions integral to social, economic and political systems, hard to get right.

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Water Innovation Lab Australia

Friday, 25 May, 2018

Around 60 young water leaders from around the world, between the ages of 20 and 35, gathered in the Yarra Valley, with a goal to create collaborative innovations that respond to the most pressing water challenges in Australia and the region.

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China seeks Australian expertise in water trading

Monday, 14 May, 2018

Last week, a high-level delegation from China Water Exchange (CWEX), the Ministry of Water and business executives, attended a 5-day study tour focused on water trading in the southern Murray-Darling Basin region.

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Stretching the SDGs across nations and generations

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

At Ozwater this year, the International Water Association (Australia) and the Australian Water Association’s SDGs Specialist Network, presented a workshop on how the Australian water sector can drive the progress of the SDGs internationally.

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Call for an Evergreen Evolution

Saturday, 5 May, 2018

The majority of the world’s irrigated area lies in Asia and more than 80% of water withdrawals are used for irrigation. For this reason, the need to improve the productivity of irrigation to ensure a sufficient supply of food, fibre and fuel for tomorrow’s population, is increasingly imperative.

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Policy innovation assists reform and strengthens collaboration

Monday, 30 April, 2018

The Nepal-Australia Joint Advisory Committee on Water Resources Management recently met in Nepal to review current projects and explore new opportunities. ICE WaRM convenes this meeting between Nepal and Australia as part of its contribution to the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP).

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Watch out for the pelicans!

Friday, 27 April, 2018

“The Night Watch” is the title of Gerhard Ritter’s winning art work in the City of Salisbury, 2018 Watershed Art Prize.

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Creating long-term impact and change

Friday, 27 April, 2018

The Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust annually offers its renowned Science to Policy Leadership Development Program. Applications for this year’s challenging and highly-regarded Program are now open.

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Lifting the community voice to influence reform

Thursday, 26 April, 2018

The ICIMOD-ICE WaRM Asia-Pacific Water Leadership Programme completed last week with 17 participants from countries across the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region.

As part of the programme through the Murray-Darling Basin, delegates met with a panel of Riverland community and irrigation industry leaders and were well prepared with probing questions.

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Collaboration is key to innovative water management

Thursday, 12 April, 2018

Senior and mid-level scholars and faculty members across disciplines of water studies and water resource management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, began a 12-day intensive Water Leadership Programme in Australia this week.

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India explores low cost, low energy water treatment technology

Thursday, 22 February, 2018

The Government of Maharashtra, India has signed a new collaboration agreement with South Australia, seeking water expertise and leading-edge technologies to meet future water challenges.

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New water decade – a time to accelerate investment in capacity development

Thursday, 11 January, 2018

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the decade, 2018-2028, as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Sustainable Development’.

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Setting a course for water in Asia Pacific

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

ICE WaRM, represented by Executive Sector Specialist, Andrew Johnson, attended the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS), held in Yangon, Myanmar on 11-12 December 2017, which aimed to promote cooperation and partnership, as well as share knowledge and experiences to resolve future challenges in water sufficiency for sustainable development.

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What a fantastic year!

Monday, 18 December, 2017

Looking back on 2017, I am delighted at the quality and range of domestic and international water capacity development programmes that ICE WaRM has delivered. It is a wonderful testament to the hard work of our staff and partners who have created these opportunities for our alumni and the outcomes for the institutions we support.

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RaCE WaRM collaborates with the Institute of Technology

Monday, 30 October, 2017

The Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management (RaCE WaRM) and the Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, recognised the opportunity to collaborate on mutually beneficial activities as well as the promotion of academic and research cooperation and the development of the two institutions.

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Benefiting from evidence based policy

Monday, 25 September, 2017

Nepalese Parliamentary Delegation visit Australia to share experience of reform, policy and practice.

Water is a significant natural resource for Nepal and is abundant throughout the country in the form of snow cover, rivers, springs, lakes and groundwater.

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Darryl Day to continue as IWA Australia President

Monday, 24 July, 2017

International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) Managing Director Darryl Day has been re-elected President of the International Water Association’s Australian National Committee.

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Strengthening cooperative efforts around the Indus Basin

Saturday, 1 July, 2017

The Indus River basin – shared by Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan – is home to some 300 million people, who rely on its natural resources. These are harnessed beyond the basin as well to benefit many more people. But rapid population growth and economic development are placing major stress on this unique river system. And these pressures, together with an uncertain future climate, present all current and future resource users with a forbidding mix of challenges.

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Capturing the calmness and solitude of the Salisbury Wetlands

Wednesday, 10 May, 2017

Winners and shortlisted entries for the prestigious City of Salisbury Watershed Art Prize 2017 were unveiled at John Harvey Gallery in Adelaide on Friday 28th April.

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Rajasthan Fellows arrive in Adelaide

Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

ICE WaRM is excited to welcome Yogita Dashora and Prahlad Swankar, the first two Fellows from Rajasthan to work with academic and industry colleagues in Adelaide over the next three months.

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Recognising the value of water through art

Monday, 24 April, 2017

Winners and shortlisted entries for the prestigious City of Salisbury Watershed Art Prize 2017 will be unveiled at John Harvey Gallery in Adelaide on Friday 28th April.

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ICE WaRM and WIA facilitate workshop in Rajasthan

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

ICE WaRM (the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management), together with the Water Industry Alliance (WIA), held a one day workshop on establishing a Centre of Excellence of Water Resources Management in Rajasthan, India, on Thursday 16th March 2017.

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Australian investment improving farming systems in South Asia

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017

ICE WaRM Education Manager Dr Ian Reid was invited by Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) Partner, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), to attend the mid-term review meeting of their project entitled, Sustainable & Resilient Farming Systems Intensification (SRFSI) for the Eastern Gangetic Plains.

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The rationale behind ICE WaRM’s capacity building in developing countries

Monday, 20 February, 2017

ICE WaRM is committed to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals, through capacity building using its interdisciplinary capability in Water Resources Management, Education and Training and International Development.

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ICE WaRM to sponsor 2017 Watershed Art Prize

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017

ICE WaRM (International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management) is delighted to continue to support the City of Salisbury’s Watershed Art Prize for the ninth year running as Principal Sponsor.

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ICE WaRM and CSIRO support National Water Resources Policy Development in Nepal

Monday, 23 January, 2017

ICE WaRM has been a direct contributor to the development of a new National Water Policy for the Government of Nepal.

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Professor Cynthia Mitchell appointed to the Board of ICE WaRM

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

The Hon Karlene Maywald, Chair of the Board, is delighted to announce that Professor Cynthia Mitchell has been appointed as a director on the Board of WaterEd Australia, trading as ICE WaRM.

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Strategic partnership brings quality, value and innovation

Thursday, 15 December, 2016

The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) and ICE WaRM (the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to deliver quality, value and innovation in training, education and research in water resources.

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Judith Bradsen appointed Deputy Chair of ICE WaRM Board

Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Judith Bradsen has been appointed Deputy Chair of the ICE WaRM Board.

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ICE WaRM Christmas closure

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) will be closed from 12.30pm (ACDT) on Friday 23rd December and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

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ICE WaRM hosts Australian Government funded Indian water industry delegation

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) will be providing a capacity-building programme for 15 mid-level managers from the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in Australia from 14 October 2016 to 4 November 2016, with a follow-up programme in India planned for the period 21 – 23 November 2016. The program is an Australia Awards Fellowship funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Bright future for water ahead of CRC bid

Thursday, 20 October, 2016

The formal bid for a Future Water Cooperative Research Centre (FWCRC) was lodged today with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Led by Murdoch University, the bid attracted support from 50 organisations including the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM), 13 universities and 36 other industry partners from across Australia.

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We’re on social media – follow us!

Wednesday, 5 October, 2016

Follow ICE WaRM on social media to keep up-to-date with our latest news and events, research highlights and benefit from a range of useful resources.

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Visit ICE WaRM at the World Water Congress

Monday, 26 September, 2016

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) has partnered together with Goyder Institute, Water Industry Alliance (WIA) and Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) for the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016.

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ICE WaRM Managing Director

Monday, 5 September, 2016

Darryl-DayHighly-regarded water administrator Darryl Day has been appointed Interim Managing Director of ICE WaRM.

Mr Day has more than 30 years experience in the water and energy sectors including roles as executive director with the Northern Territory Government’s departments of Minister and Energy and Land Resource Management and General Manager with the Power and Water Corporation.

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The World Water Congress and Exhibition comes to Australia

Monday, 5 September, 2016

Australia is honoured to host the 2016 International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane Australia, from the 9th to 13th October 2016.

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New ICE WaRM Website Launched

Monday, 5 September, 2016

ICE WaRM has launched a new web presence, streamlining the delivery of the latest information about the water resources management sector.

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Rajasthan – New Water Centre of Excellence in Jaipur

Monday, 5 September, 2016

Sister States South Australia and Rajasthan signed an agreement in India that will see the establishment of a new water centre of excellence in Jaipur.

Bisalpur Dam, Rajasthan

Bisalpur Dam, Rajasthan

The Centre of Excellence in Water and Resource Management Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is the next step towards India having a nationally and internationally recognised centre for leadership and innovation in water resource management, education, training and research.

The agreement will enhance the already strong relationship with the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM), and exchanges of knowledge and technology will assist Rajasthan manage its own and other water resources across India.

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Bangladeshi Water Specialists Visit Australia

Monday, 5 September, 2016

A high-level delegation from Bangladesh has spent two weeks studying water planning, management and governance in south east Australia.

The nine-person group, representing Bangladesh’s Ministry of Water Resources and Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO), took part in the ICE WaRM-hosted study tour under the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio initiative. This group included the Director General, Director (Planning) and Principal Scientists.

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ICE WaRM Board Renewal in 2015

Monday, 21 December, 2015

KARLENE MAYWALD ELECTED AS NEW ICE WaRM CHAIR:
karlene-maywald1Former South Australian State Government Minister, Karlene Maywald, has been elected as Chair of ICE WaRM. Ms Maywald took up the position after the retirement of her long-serving predecessor Mike Terlet.

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CELEBRATING SUCCESS

Monday, 21 December, 2015

As 2016 approaches, with ICE WaRM well into its second decade, we can reflect and celebrate outstanding operating successes. We are looking forward to achieving more.ICE-WaRM-Christmas

ICE WaRM has certainly come a long way since it was established in 2004 as an Australian Government initiative, supported by the South Australian Government, and launched its first education and training programmes the following year.

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2014 Watershed Art Prize

Thursday, 20 February, 2014

An initiative of the City of Salisbury, the Watershed Art Prize encourages awareness of water as a precious resource and significant environmental management issue.

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ICE WaRM delivers training to over 60 staff in the Department of the Environment, Canberra.

Sunday, 1 December, 2013

Department-of-Environment-logoICE WaRM managed the design and delivery of three tailored short courses across November and December 2013, addressing Water management in Coal Mining and Coal Seam Gas Extraction for the Federal Department of the Environment.

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ICE WaRM Masters in Water Resources Management Graduate, Oscar Santiago, recently concluded the testing stage for his pilot coal seam gas (CSG) plant at Moura.

Thursday, 1 August, 2013

Following on from the Masters Progamme, Oscar is now continuing his studies as a PhD student atCQUniversity.

Oscar’s research at the pilot plant focuses on CSG ‘associated water’ and its sustainabe treatment, which will be vital to the industry’s future.

ICE WaRM Masters Graduates, Oscar Santiago and Andrea Ramirez with
Prof Kerry Walsh and Prof Ted Gardner at the CSG pilot plant.

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Congratulations to ICE WaRM’s CEO,  Richard Hopkins, on winning the Chairman’s Award at the Water Industry Alliance, Smart Water Awards.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013

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ICE WaRM’s Resident Adviser in Indonesia, Risyana Sukarma, is visiting the Centre this month.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013


Ris will have a tight schedule of meetings and
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Boost for CQUniversity Water Student Numbers

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012

CQUniThe number of students studying ICE WaRM’s award-winning Master of Water Resources Management programme at CQUniversity in Queensland has doubled in the last three years.

The increasing numbers include Australian-based professionals working in water management and related industries, as well as international students.

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Successful End to EU-AU Exchange Scholarships

Monday, 19 November, 2012

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The ICE WaRM-supported European-Australian Scholarship programme is drawing to a close after being extended to three years from the originally-planned two.

The final exchange students from the partner universities – the Technical Universities of Delft in Holland and Dresden in Germany and the University of Dundee in Scotland – will complete their studies in Australia at the end of the university year.

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Port Adelaide Artist Wins Watershed Prize

Sunday, 29 July, 2012

WaterShed Art Prize 2012 (Richard Hopkins)Port Adelaide artist Mark Lobart has won the prestigious Watershed Art Prize for 2012.

His winning abstract work, titled Sanctuary, was described as being rich in tone with a lively expression of the richness of water and sunlight.

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Second Nepal Student Wins International Scholarship

Saturday, 28 July, 2012

The second Nepalese student to win an ICE WaRM international scholarship has started studying in Australia.

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Student Numbers Surge for ICE WaRM Masters Program

Thursday, 19 July, 2012

Ben-Kele-Teaching-WebThe number of students enrolling for ICE WaRM’s award-winning nested Master of Water Resources programme has nearly doubled in three years.

In particular, there’s been rapid growth in Australian-based professionals from the water and related industries who have signed up for the 2012 academic year. Many are from regional and rural areas and have opted to study their courses remotely.

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ICE WaRM is pleased to support World Water Day

Wednesday, 16 May, 2012

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

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Regional Advisers Lay Groundwork for Latest PDP

Sunday, 20 March, 2011

RisyanaLeICE WaRM’s leading advisors in South East Asia have played important roles in the Professional Development Programme (PDP) for representatives of the six nations along the course of the Mekong River.

Regional Advisor for the Mekong Region, Dr Le Van Minh, and the Regional Advisor for Indonesia, Risyana Sukarma, were in Adelaide in early March to contribute specific case study material from the region and facilitate a series of visits and meetings.

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Partners Explore Extension of European Exchanges

Friday, 18 March, 2011

EU_FlagLeaders of the Australia-European Union SWaRM exchange programme are looking to build on the early success of the scheme.

In particular, the programme has established closer relationships between the tertiary institutional, graduates and staff.

 

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Record Enrollments for Masters Programme

Friday, 18 March, 2011

MasterProgRecord numbers of new students have signed up for ICE WaRM’s award-winning nested Master of Water Resources programme for the 2011 academic year.

Among the new students is a significant group from Iraq. Most have completed extensive English language training before enrolling in the postgraduate programme.

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The Technical University of Dresden

Thursday, 23 December, 2010

UDresdenStudents from the Netherlands, Germany and Scotland have signed up to join ICE WaRM’s multi award winning Master of Water Resources Programme from the start of Semester 1 in 2011, under the Australia-European Union SWaRM Exchange Scheme.

The largest group from the Technical University of Delft will be joined by students from the Technical University of Dresden and Dundee University.

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University of Dundee Promote EU AU Exchange

Monday, 6 December, 2010

4 process logo 1200dpiA senior British academic recently visited Australia promoting the major EU-AU SWaRM exchange programme between ICE WaRM and European partner universities.

Dr Alison Reeves, Head of Geography at Dundee University in Scotland, is encouraging Australian-based students to take part in the European Union – Australia (EU-AU) Sustainable Water Resources Management (SWaRM) exchange programme.

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Sunshine Coast Uni Becomes New Providing Partner

Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

USCThe University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in Queensland will be teaching new courses into the ICE WaRM multi award winning Master of Water Resources Management programme from the start of 2011.

USC has prepared materials and will deliver a new course on Climate Change, titled Developing Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Water Management, as well as an additional subject in the Water Planning stream – Water Allocation and Planning.

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Education, Training and Partnership Programmes

Sunday, 3 October, 2010

studentsThe annual review and refresh of ICE WaRM’s education and training is developing into a significant upgrade of the main programmes and their delivery by partner providers.

Preparation for quality assurance and approval procedures are well in hand to ensure the new courses and programmes are delivered from early 2011.

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AU – EU Exchanges Gathering Pace

Saturday, 2 October, 2010

UDresdenMore than a dozen students currently are involved in the Australia-European Union Student Exchange Programme in Sustainable Water Resources Management (SWaRM).

Eight students from the University of Dundee in Scotland are attending four of ICE WaRM’s Australian partner universities and already three students from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany are planning exchanges in Australia in Semester 1, 2011.

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European Students Join Scholarship Scheme

Sunday, 8 August, 2010

EuroStudentsNearly half the places available for European students through ICE WaRM’s Australia-Europe scholarship programme for students and researchers have now been taken up.

Nineteen students from the University of Dundee in Scotland, the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands and the Technical University of Dresden in Germany already have signed up for the exchange scheme. Another 26 places still are available.

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New Representative in Vietnam

Friday, 6 August, 2010

LeVanMinhICE WaRM has appointed Dr Le Van Minh as Partnership Support Adviser, based in Vietnam and covering the Mekong sub-region. This is the organisation’s second overseas-based team member, following the appointment of Risyana Sukarma in Indonesia in January.

Dr Minh’s appointment is a further step in ICE WaRM’s continuing initiative to build and extend collaboration with its partners in the Mekong sub-region, encouraging more students, trainees and professionals to further their water-related studies.

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New Partnership in Indonesia

Saturday, 31 July, 2010

RSukarmaICE WaRM has launched a series of initiatives to extend the agency’s networks across Indonesia.

Partnership Support Adviser for Indonesia, Risyana Sukarma, recently attended the DEWATS Conference and Exhibition in Surabaya, exploring ways to meet the need for education and training in sustainable water management across the country.

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Making an Impact Across the Mekong Basin

Saturday, 31 July, 2010

MekongBasinThe Mekong River Commission (MRC), which is responsible for administering the river across four nations, is seeing the positive influence of many of the key management, planning and local training initiatives detailed in ICE WaRM’s acclaimed Professional Development Programmes (PDP).

 

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Report from Dutch Student on SWaRM Exchange

Thursday, 3 June, 2010

P1020713The innovative SWaRM Graduate Mobility Project, which offers study exchanges between Australia and the European Union, is creating fresh educational and personal opportunities for up to 90 students and researchers.

One of the European graduates who’s now undertaking five months of study in Australia as part of the scheme is Ber Albers (pictured left), a student of Water Resources Engineering at the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft). He’s continuing his studies at the University of Adelaide and has taken time to reflect on his time in this country.

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ICE WaRM Programmes Making Impact in Asia

Wednesday, 2 June, 2010

Mike SeagerICE WaRM’s International Partnerships Manager, Mike Seager, has returned from a recent parthership-building mission to South East Asia, confident that the Centre’s international programmes are making a substantial improvement to water resources management in the region.

“It’s extremely encouraging to see the degree to which ICE WaRM’s projects and programmes have made an impact on the way emerging leaders and executive managers think about water and ways in which it should be managed,” he says.

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Colourful Winner for Watershed Art Prize

Tuesday, 1 June, 2010

29Apr10_ (54)South Australian artist, Hans Koppan, has won the 2010 Watershed Art Prize, heading a field of 78 entries from across South Australia. His winning entry,Touch Down (pictured), is an oil on canvas piece.

The judging panel included Councillor Jana Isemonger,representing the Mayor of Salisbury Gillian Aldridge, ICE WaRM Chief Executive Richard Hopkins and Russell Starke OAM, Director of Greenhill Galleries.

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ICE WaRM Welcomes European Union Delegation

Wednesday, 26 May, 2010

P1020716ICE WaRM hosted a high-level European Union delegation, focusing on exchange opportunities for students and researchers in Australia and Europe.

The delegation, led by Bodo Richter – who manages cooperation projects with Australia at the European Commission (EC) – along with Richard Wade, Rachel McCarthy and Lynne Hunter, briefed senior representatives of Adelaide-based universities on opportunities for cooperation and exchanges with European educational institutions.

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ICE WaRM Collaborator Wins International Prize

Saturday, 22 May, 2010

img14ICE WaRM long-term partner, the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC), has been awarded the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize ahead of the 2010 Singapore International Water Week conference.

The YRCC was chosen from a field of some 50 nominees for “its outstanding accomplishments in integrated river basin management that is unrivalled in scale.”

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New addition to the ICE WaRM team

Wednesday, 31 March, 2010

RSukarmaICE WaRM has appointed Risyana Sukarma as Partnership Support Consultant based in Indonesia, the organisation’s first overseas-based representative.

The appointment, made in February, is one of the steps in ICE WaRM’s initiative to extend collaboration on water resources management with Indonesia, including encouraging more students, trainees and professionals to study water-related subjects in Australia.

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European Collaboration Strengthens

Saturday, 27 March, 2010

4 process logo 1200dpiA leading academic from the University of Dundee in Scotland, one of the partners in the Australia-European Union exchange programme, recently visited Australia for a first-hand look at our water management systems.

During his stay, Mike Bonell – Professor in Catchment Science at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science in Dundee – focused particularly on the links between catchment research, water law and water policy.

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New Water Systems Modelling Course

Saturday, 20 March, 2010

water study - lakeICE WaRM’s partner institutions will be delivering the new Water Systems Modelling for Water Planners course to the nested Masters in Water Resources Management, as an elective under the Water Planning stream. The course it set for its first delivery in the second semester in July.

The course has been developed in association with the National Water Commission and is offered initially through the University of South Australia and CQUniversity, with support from specialists at the Australian National University. As with other electives, it is available to all students in the Programme, and is likely to have broad appeal.

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First Australian EU-AU Scholar Arrives Home

Tuesday, 2 February, 2010

BrettIbbotson_EUAUExchange09_cropBrett Ibbotson, the first Australian student to be awarded an Australia-European Union exchange scholarships, has returned after five months studying at the Technische Universiteit in Delft (TU Delft) in the Netherlands.

Thirty-year-old Brett, from Encounter Bay near Victor Harbour in South Australia, is studying ICE WaRM’s Master of Water Resources Management programme at the University of South Australia after gaining a Bachelor of Technology degree, majoring in aquaculture, from Flinders University.

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Applications Open For Master Class

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Renowned US facilitator Dr Allen Hard will be leading a three-day Master Class in workshop facilitation in Adelaide in March 2011.

The ICE WaRM-supported Master Class, which is free to appropriate professionals, will focus on leadership and development through all phases of planning, designing and carrying out workshops.

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International Scholarships Available

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Applications for ICE WaRM’s international scholarships for the Master of Water Resources Management programme are open until the 26th February, 2010 for the July intake.

ICE WaRM offers full and partial tuition scholarships for international students to study the programme at any of its five partner institutions – the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Deakin University in Victoria and CQUniversity.

Scholarships are offered twice each year – in February, for a Semester 2 start and in July, for a Semester 1 start.

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ICE WaRM Sponsor of Water Resources Symposium

Monday, 14 December, 2009

h2009ICE WaRM has continued its extensive support for water sector research and training by sponsoring the Best Paper Prize at Engineers Australia’s 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium in Newcastle, New South Wales. This year’s  theme was “Adapting to Change”.

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Graduate Student Mobility Project: EU-AU

Saturday, 28 November, 2009

ICE WaRM is pleased to announce a new graduate student mobility project, funded through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. This project provides a mechanism to share best practice between Australian and the European Union (EU) universities, and to improve global understanding of the importance of sustainable water resources management.

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Applications Open for Student Exchange to Europe

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009

Applications are open for students wanting to take part in the ICE WaRM-managed European Union-Australian water resources management exchange programme.

The scheme gives 90 students the opportunity to further their water-related studies overseas. Up to 45 students from ICE WaRM’s partner educators – the University of Adelaide, CQUniversity, Flinders University of South Australia, Deakin University and the University of South Australia – can apply to study for five or ten months at one of three leading European universities – the University of Dundee in Scotland, the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and the Technical University of Dresden in Germany.

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YRCC Students Enter Final Stage of Studies

Saturday, 25 July, 2009

Wetland1_cropThe 19 emerging leaders from the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) who have been studying in Adelaide since February are on the final stretch of their water resources management programme.

Now at the end of their university-based studies, having completed exams, the group is currently undertaking two-week industry placements ahead of a 10-day study tour of South Australia, the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Sydney Water and the National Water Commission.

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ICE WaRM Forges Strong Link in Japan

Thursday, 23 July, 2009

ICE WaRM is taking on a leading support role for the Japan-based Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES), which carries out innovative strategic policy research to support sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

ICE WaRM will focus on providing expertise in freshwater and groundwater policies, complementing the existing team at IGES, and support in education and training programmes in groundwater.

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SA Water Gives Green Light to ICE WaRM

Sunday, 19 July, 2009

SA Water_SA Gov logoJuly05transparentICE WaRM’s reputation as an outstanding education and training organisation has been further enhanced after it was reconfirmed as a preferred provider to SA Water Corporation.

The development means ICE WaRM is now pre-selected for SA Water staff training, education and professional development programmes.

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ICE WaRM European Exchange Scholarship

Thursday, 16 July, 2009

BrettIbbotson_EUAUExchange09_cropBrett Ibbotson has been named as the first Australian student to win one of ICE WaRM’s coveted European Union-Australian exchange scholarships.

Thirty-year-old Brett, from Encounter Bay near Victor Harbour in South Australia, is studying ICE WaRM’s Master of Water Resources Management programme at the University of South Australia and will be spending five months at the University of Delft in The Netherlands.

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Domestic Scholarship Applications Open Until Oct

Thursday, 16 July, 2009

Scholarship applications for domestic students studying the Water Planning stream of ICE WaRM’s Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Management are open until October.

Successful applicants for this scholarship round, offered by ICE WaRM in conjunction with the National Water Commission, will commence study in Semester One 2010.

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Adelaide Photographer Wins Watershed Art Prize

Monday, 1 June, 2009

DSC_0184Photographer Belinda Jane Blesing (pictured here with ICE WaRM’s Peter Moss, winning entrant seen in top left) from Derby Park in Adelaide has won the $5000 first prize for Digital Media and Photography in the inaugural Watershed Art Prize, announced in Adelaide in April.

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Focusing on Key Partner Education Requirements

Monday, 25 May, 2009

ICE WaRM is staying closely in touch with the continuing needs of its partners and stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region with a series of consultation visits.

In the latest, Chief Executive Richard Hopkins and International Partnerships Manager Mike Seager spent 10 days meeting key partners in China and Indonesia.

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14 International Students Win ICE WaRM Scholarship

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009

Fourteen international students have been offered full or partial scholarships to start ICE WaRM’s Master of Water Resources Management programme in Semester Two 2009.

The students come from Eritrea, Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam and Canada.

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Contributing to UNESCO Programme

Tuesday, 31 March, 2009

unesco-wallpaper-1024x830In February ICE WaRM Chief Executive Richard Hopkins was an invited contributor to the UNESCO Regional Water Education Workshop, held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The regional event was hosted by UNESCO and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) with invited representatives from South Asia, South-East and East Asia and Australia. Ten selected case studies from across the region were presented to stimulate discussion of common challenges in water education and training.

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International Scholarships Update

Monday, 30 March, 2009

ICE WaRM offers full and partial tuition scholarships for international students to study the Master of Water Resources Management programme at any of its five partner institutions – the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Deakin University in Victoria and CQUniversity.

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Domestic Scholarships Application Deadline Looming

Monday, 30 March, 2009

NWC_logo_inline_webScholarship applications for domestic students studying the Water Planning stream of ICE WaRM’s Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Management close on April 17.

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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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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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ICE WaRM Consolidates Mekong Links

Sunday, 25 January, 2009

ALA 010_lrThe links between ICE WaRM and the Mekong River Commission have been further strengthened following a visit by Chief Executive Officer Richard Hopkins and International Partnerships Manager Mike Seager late in 2008.

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First ICE WaRM Scholarship Students Graduate

Friday, 28 November, 2008

All students receving certificates 2008_crop_webThe first five overseas students to be awarded ICE WaRM international scholarships have completed their year-long courses.

The successful students are pictured here with Richard Hopkins (ICE WaRM CEO) at a celebratory BBQ at ICE WaRM’s headquarters in Adelaide.

The students – two from China and one each from Sri Lanka, the Solomon Islands and Peru – have been studying ICE WaRM’s Master of Water Resources Management programme at the University of South Australia, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.

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Graduate Student Mobility Project: EU-AU

Thursday, 27 November, 2008

ICE WaRM is pleased to announce a new graduate student mobility project, funded through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. This project provides a mechanism to share best practice between Australian and the European Union (EU) universities, and to improve global understanding of the importance of sustainable water resources management.

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International Delegations Study Tour

Thursday, 25 September, 2008

ALA 010_lrTwo high-ranking Asian delegations recently visited Australia for six weeks each as part of ICE WaRM’s international study tours programme.

In total, there were 45 staff members from the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, Can Tho University, the Vietnam Water Resources University, the Mekong River Commission Secretariat, with representatives from the National Mekong River Committees from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos plus representatives from the Thai and Laotian National Mekong River Committees.

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ICE WaRM Has Key Role in International Conference

Friday, 28 March, 2008

Water Down Under 2008 LogoWater Down Under 2008 – one of the major international water conferences of the year – is being staged in Adelaide in April.

ICE WaRM is a co-convenor and major sponsor of this event, to be held  at the Adelaide Convention Centre 15-17th April, which is attracting presenters and participants from across the world.

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