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Halfway Mark for YRCC Students

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009

BBQ 23_01_09 014_cropThe 19 Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) staff studying under ICE WaRM’s Water Resources Management Programme have reached the halfway point of their seven-month, Adelaide-based course.

The group, identified as future leaders of the YRCC, is now entering the final month of ICE WaRM’s Graduate Certificate course in Water Resources Management at the University of South Australia, focusing on global water systems, water resources and society and water resources planning and management.

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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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Mekong Subregion Follow-up Visit

Tuesday, 31 March, 2009

ICE WaRM’s partnerships in the Mekong Subregion, old and new, have been further strengthened following an intensive visit by Chief Executive Officer Richard Hopkins and International Partnerships Manager Mike Seager in February and March 2009.

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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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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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