Our Services

building capacity to drive change in the water sector by developing the knowledge and leadership skills of water professionals globally.
EDUCATION
TRAINING
APPLIED RESEARCH
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

EDUCATION

Our Education programs build future water leaders – Integrated Water Management professionals able to collaborate, create and deliver innovative approaches to complex water management and sustainable development challenges.

OUR INTEGRATED APPROACH

The IWC Education programs draw on the expertise of international leaders in teaching, research and practice across a wide range of disciplines.

We take a transdisciplinary ‘whole-of-water-cycle’ approach that equips participants with practical tools and skills for developing and delivering effective water management solutions.

Through our program, you’ll develop effective leadership capacity as well as the strategic, managerial and technical skills you need to advance in the water sector.

T-SHAPED WATER PROFESSIONALS DEVELOPMENT

IWC graduates not only have the ability to become technical specialists in their field, but also effective, well-rounded water leaders too with an understanding and ability to work with other professionals across-sectors including:

  • infrastructure
  • technology
  • governance & policy
  • social and natural sciences
  • ethics
  • engineering

TRAINING

At the International WaterCentre, we focus on strengthening both an individual and institutional capacity in integrated water management. This is built on our strong foundation in education, combined with expert knowledge from around Australia and across disciplines.

We offer online, short and custom-designed courses tailored specifically to the needs of water professionals and their respective industries.

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IWC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Our online training courses cultivate innovative solutions to complex water management challenges by combining real-world experience in integrated water management with engaging courses, delivered by leading industry experts.

Throughout these courses, we share lessons learnt from working with organisations at an international level, and evidence-based strategies designed and implemented to improve integrated water management. Our online platforms provide an interactive virtual classroom that gives students the opportunity to engage with teachers and peers around the world.

Introduction to WASH for Development

Building capacity in WASH service delivery for development

Course Information

Designed to empower practitioners with an understanding of the fundamentals of the WASH sector, this course introduces students to the core principles of planning, designing and implementing activities to improve sustainable and equitable access to domestic water supply and sanitation facilities, and improve hygiene behaviours.

ABOUT THE COURSE

8-week course, commencing 2018 | Delivered by: Edith Kamundi, International Water Centre

No prerequisites required.

After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify social and economic differences in accessing WASH facilities and services
  • Comprehend the breadth of health impacts from inadequate WASH and how they can be prevented
  • Understand the historical development of sanitation
  • Recognise environmental, social and technical facets of urban and rural sanitation
  • Communicate current approaches aiming to achieve sustainable WASH services through good technical, institutional and economic principles
  • Examine the issue of integrating behaviour change in WASH and understand the current philosophy in hygiene promotion
  • Grasp key issues in the WASH sector for the sustainable development goal period

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Email: training@watercentre.org
Phone: +61 7 3028 7690

WASH and Behaviour Change

Integrating behaviour change to improve WASH outcomes

Course Information

This course gives participants the knowledge and skills they need to effectively incorporate behaviour strategies into WASH program design and delivery. The course fosters an understanding of when behaviour change strategies should be integrated into WASH program, and provides the tools to guide the integration of behaviour change into WASH programs.

ABOUT THE COURSE

8-week course, beginning 4 September 2017 | Delivered by: Edith Kamundi and Declan Hearne.

No prerequisites required.

After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need for, and role of, behaviour change integration into WASH programs
  • Identify alternatives to education and awareness strategies for changing behaviours
  • Plan and design interventions that address risky WASH behaviours, and
  • Implement and evaluate behaviour change interventions within WASH programs.

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Contact Our Team

Email: training@watercentre.org
Phone: +61 7 3028 7690

Foundations of Water Stewardship

Supporting sustainable water management

Course Information

Addressing water scarcity and the deterioration of our waterways requires a diferent approach to water management. Join the IWC for Foundations of Water Stewardship and gain certification from the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to manage our shared water challenges.

This four-week online course equips participants with the knowledge required to implement and promote water stewardship. You will be introduced to water stewardship and the AWS Standard, and how this innovative approach can support diverse water management goals and sustainability objectives.

As a verified corporate delivery team, the IWC is pleased to offer ‘Foundations of Water Stewardship,’ the first level of the program for users and promoters of the AWS water stewardship system.

ABOUT THE COURSE

4-week course, commencing 2018 | Delivered by: Declan Hearne and Pablo Orams
No prerequisites required.

  • Participants will gain international accreditation from AWS in Water Stewardship. Completion of the course will deepen participants understanding of:
  • How water stewardship can be situated within an overall suite of policy options for water management and contribute to organisational goals
  • Key elements of stewardship systems and how elements are implemented in the AWS water stewardship system
  • The range of risk and conformity tools that can support water stewardship
  • How water stewardship is being applied in different contexts around the world
  • How to work through the process of becoming a water steward and use the AWS Standard.

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Email: training@watercentre.org
Phone: +61 7 3028 7690

Water Reform and Governance

Driving innovative solutions to complex water management challenges

Course Information

Taking lessons from Australia and across the globe, this course will support participants to understand policy reform in different contexts and levels of government. Consideration is given to the principles of water reform, along with a look at the institutions and processes for the planning and allocation of water resources.

The course is designed for participants from multiple disciplines and draws on practical examples to demonstrate how water reform processes are successful when they are context driven, inclusive of direct and indirect users of water, take a whole-of-water cycle approach, and considers multiple societal outcomes.

ABOUT THE COURSE

6-week course, beginning 24 August 2017 | Delivered by: Declan Hearne and Kylie Milligan
No prerequisites required.

By the end of this course participants will have gained knowledge of a number of water reform and governance models and lessons that are relevant for different country contexts. Specifically, completion of the course will provide:

  • Increased knowledge of successful and failed approaches to water reform and governance
  • Greater awareness and understanding of water reform and governance principles
  • Understanding of how reform can deliver multiple benefits to urban and rural areas, the environment, and communities
  • Improved skills in analysis of governance frameworks and stakeholder engagement
  • Increased capacity to use water governance principles to drive innovative solutions to complex water management issues

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Email: training@watercentre.org
Phone: +61 7 3028 7690

APPLIED RESEARCH

The International WaterCentre leads whole-of-water cycle, transdisciplinary and collaborative research activities, which address current and emerging water issues to influence water management, policy, education and leadership. Our research is empirical, problem-based and generates useful new knowledge.

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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

Our Capacity Development Partnerships support organisations to deliver more effective programming, build sector capacity, and contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of communities, the environment and economies.

We work with our partners to identify and address team knowledge and skills gaps to ensure partner teams have the capacity, skills, tools and motivation to empower individuals and organisations to collectively deliver more sustainable and high-quality program outcomes.

Successful partnerships demonstrate the ability for teams to collectively:

  • Effectively engage and relate to local stakeholders and strengthen local leadership
  • Conduct sophisticated analysis that leads to programs that are coherent with context
  • Value ‘best fit’ for the context over ‘best practice’; as one size does not fit all
  • Take an inclusive approach in address issues of power and inequality
  • Emphasise deep, lasting transformations through policy and institutional reforms.