Multilevel Water Governance Course by The Hague Academy for Local Governance – 10 to 21 September 2018, The Hague

A two-week, practice-oriented course on Multilevel Water Governance by the ‘Hague Academy for Local Governance’ will take place from 10 to 21 September 2018 at the Hague. The course will focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of water governance. The course curriculum blends theory and practice along with expert exchanges and international case studies. Continue reading

Creating Resilient Businesses through Sustainable Water Management: Rising Needs for Business Water Footprint Accounting

This is an article by Ms Loga Veeraiah, an executive in National Water Services Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara – SPAN). SPAN is also an institutional member of MyCDNet. This article highlights on the issue of water supplies in Malaysia as well as types of water risk that poses a threat to from global, national, industries wide, individual business boiling down to individual consumption.

In addition to that, the article also provides an insight on ‘Accounting Tools for Businesses’ which can be adopted to develop International Water Stewardship Standard. For the benefit of businesses, this article also recommends two open-source water risk analysis tools which can be used by corporations/companies.

In the final section of this short article, global best practices on water management were highlighted as well as creating new water opportunity which is to be adapted and adopted by our local Malaysian industries.

Read the full article online or Download an offline version.

Call for Application: 2019 IWC Master Scholarships (International)

The application for the 2019 IWC Master Scholarships (International) for the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program is now open. This prestigious award is granted each year to international students and include:

 

– Type A*: Up to two full tuition and full living costs scholarships (each valued at AUD92,645 including tuition fees and living costs); or

– Type B*: One full tuition scholarship and flights (valued at AUD56,739) (Return air travel is now included in Type B Scholarships).

 

Applications will close on 1 August 2018.

For more information, you may want to:

1) Download the scholarship brochure,
2) Join the webinar by Dr Brian McIntosh, IWC Education Director who will present the MIWM program/scholarships and answer questions on 19 June 2018. Register for the webinar here, or
3) Contact Education Team at admin@watercentre.org

*For scholarships terms and conditions and lists of Type A and Type B countries, please visit the scholarship page

2nd International Conference and 4th National Environment Conference 2018 – 17 to 19 October 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 2nd International Conference and 4th National Environment Conference 2018 will take place on October 17, 18 and 19 at the National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires (Tandil). The deadline for sending extended summaries is 16th of June 2018.

The Bachelor’s degree in Diagnosis and Environmental Management, the Center for Research and Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Human Sciences of the National University of the Center of the province of Buenos Aires (UNICEN), in collaboration with the Civil Association of Graduates in Diagnosis and Environmental Management , organize the II International Conference on Environment and IV National Environment Conference 2018, which will take place on October 17, 18 and 19 at the UNICEN campus (Paraje Arroyo Seco, Tandil, province of Buenos Aires). Continue reading

Presentation of United Nations World Water Development Report 2018 – 10th April 2018, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

One of the key goals of sustainable development is to protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of natural ecosystems. Growing population and the resulting demand for clean water are the reason why conflicts, droughts and floods, crop failures, economic decline and a number of other problems occur. According to the UN estimates, consumer demand for water resources will grow annually for 1%, thus aggravating social, economic and environmental problems. In addition to water scarcity, we are now facing a tendency of water quality decline due to its widespread contamination by chemical and biological pollutants. Increasing man-made impact leads to degraded water ecosystems, desertification, increased risk of natural disasters, and reduced forest and wetland areas. Sustainability of natural ecosystems serves as a basis of key processes in the water cycle: evaporation, formation of precipitation and surface flow, accumulation of ground water, and so forth. Up-to-date natural solutions being an effective tool of water resources management are aimed primarily at ecosystem preservation and restoration. Continue reading

Panjwani-Hisaar Water Institute Ground Breaking Ceremony – 4 May 2018, Karachi, Pakistan.

Pakistan is facing a water crisis that has an impact on all sectors of its economy and to deal with its challenges there are not enough water professionals in the country. To address this shortage Hisaar Foundation, an NGO working in water sector for the last 15 years in collaboration with NED University of Engineering and Technology and Panjwani Charitable Foundation, well known for endowing and setting up educational institutions have launched the first of its kind multidisciplinary Panjwani-Hisaar Water Institute (PHWI). The groundbreaking ceremony of PHWI took place today at NED Karachi Campus where the institute will be located. Continue reading

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