Scholars & Alumni

The International WaterCentre has developed a global network of over 1,000 water practitioners, made up of a diverse group of scholars and alumni.
MIWM Scholars
WLP Scholars
Final Projects

Master of Integrated Water Management Scholars

Every year the IWC, with industry partners, awards a number of scholarships to high calibre candidates who clearly demonstrate potential as future water leaders.

MIWM Domestic (Australia/NZ) Scholars 2018

Rosanna Keam (Australia)
IWC Scholarship, 2018

Works for World Vision Afghanistan

Lachlan Guthrie (Australia)
IWC Scholarship, 2018

Lachlan is an active Australian Water Association Young Water Professional and also works for Engineers Without Borders.

MIWM International Scholars 2018

Luisa Arredondo (Panama)
Ken Thiess-GWP Scholarship, 2018

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Jamyang Namgyel (Bhutan)
Ken Thiess-GWP Scholarship, 2018

TBC

Elise Allely-Ferme (France)
IWC Scholarship, 2018

TBC

MIWM – previous international scholars

Rej Winlove Bugabong (Philippines)
Ken Thiess-GWP Scholarship, 2017

Rej is an Ecosystem Management Specialist with the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources Biodiversity Management Bureau and joined the Master of Integrated Water Management Program full-time in 2017. Rej has worked on watershed and coastal resources management and believes that fragmented approaches to management have led to the unsustainable management of resources. He joins the program to further his knowledge and understanding of implementing holistic and integrated approaches to conservation and management of resources and exchange ideas with peers from around the world on how to address challenging water management problems.

Camaria Holder (Antigua and Barbuda)
Ken Thiess-GWP Scholarship, 2017

Camaria is a Project Engineer at Caribbean Water Treatment Ltd and joined the Master of Integrated Water Management Program full-time in 2017. Camaria has worked with water utilities across the Caribbean to increase their ability to meet growing consumer demand with energy efficient solutions that deliver quantity and quality potable water. She joins the program to gain the water management skills and knowledge to complement her engineering background and position herself confidently to take a leading role in complex, cross-sector water projects. Camaria hopes to use her experience in the MIWM to utilise proven scientific methodologies to investigate issues, conduct impact assessments and provide leadership in achieving change.

MIWM – previous domestic scholars

Narelle Graham (Australia)
IWC Scholarship, 2017

Narelle is the Environmental Strategy Team Leader for Canterbury Bankstown Council and joined the Master of Integrated Water Management Program part-time in 2017. She is a leader in environmental education and place-based education and engagement, and has spent many years facilitating community participation in environmental programs. In 2011 Narelle was recognised by her peers, winning the Australian Association of Environmental Educator’s Environmental Educator of the Year NSW. Narelle joins the MIWM program to immerse herself in understanding the technical, social and economic rationale for making Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) ‘business-as-usual’ rather than an optional added extra in development.

Kathryn Silvester (Australia)
IWC Scholarship, 2017

Kathryn is a Planner with Sydney Water and joined the Master of Integrated Water Management Program part-time in 2017. She is passionate about empowering young water professionals to have the confidence and skills to be involved in developing robust and innovative solutions to water management challenges, and to take a seat at the decision-making table. Kathryn was awarded the Australian Water Association’s Young Water Professional of the Year award in 2016, is an International Water Association Emerging Water Leader and the Australia YWP Utility Segment Representative on the IWA’s Strategic Council. She joins us for the MIWM to increase her knowledge and ability to inform and influence in the water sector, and to provide direction on where she can channel her efforts to make improvements to sustainable water management in her career.

Michael Simon (Australia)
IWC Scholarship, 2016

Michael is the International Rivers Director of Programs and joined the Master of Integrated Water Management Program part-time in 2016. He has over 20 years experience in international development working in forest campaigning, the environment movement, and building and managing river-basin and water management programs with Oxfam Australia and Oxfam International. Michael plans to use the MIWM to engage with peers from other sectors and, in focusing on integration, learn together, engage with different perspectives and gain more of an insight into current Australian water management and governance approaches.

Angela De Duonni (Australia)
IWC Scholarship, 2016

Angela is a Finance and Economics Senior Advisor for GHD and joined the Master of Integrated Water Management Program part-time in 2016. Her professional path has been based on her long standing interest in financial and environmental markets and the governance frameworks that support them,  Her experience includes managing the debt/asset portfolio of SA Water, developing a water trading platform for irrigators and irrigation companies in the Murray Darling Basin with Waterfind, and project managing the development of the water markets online portal and release of Australia’s first National Water Account in 2010 with the Bureau of Meteorology as part of the national water reform agenda. Angela hopes to use the MIWM to contribute to, and be effective in, changing the support frameworks required by water managers to collect, analyse, evaluate and make decisions through the application of integrated water management solutions and water market mechanisms.

WATER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Every year, the International WaterCentre (IWC) in collaboration with several industry sponsors offer several Water Leadership Scholarships to assist talented emerging water leaders in organisations with limited resources for professional development.

Water Leadership Program Scholars 2017/18

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Year: 2017

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Year: 2017

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Water Leadership Program Scholars 2016/17

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Year: 2017

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Year: 2017

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MIWM FINAL PROJECTS

Since 2008 participants in the Master of Integrated Water Management Program have successfully delivered more than 200 projects in 45 countries in collaboration with over 140 organisations world-wide.

The Final Project

During their final semester (full-time) or final two semesters (part-time), students design and undertake self-directed project work aimed at consolidating and applying the concepts, principles and methodologies they have learned throughout the MIWM Program.

View the full list of Final Project topics and titles here.

Featured project videos:

Dan Green - Activating the Truganina Swamp case study

Diana Madrigal - Faecal Sludge Management in Costa Rica

Tarika Khanna - Water ATMs for the urban poor in India

Maegan Walker - Improving catchment health monitoring

Pablo Orams - Barriers to implementing WSUD in Tweed Shire

Declan Hearne - Improving decision-making in watershed management