Apply for a Master of Integrated Water Management scholarship!

13 May 2016

The Master of Integrated Water Management at the University of Queensland is one of the few courses in the world that takes a truly transdisciplinary, integrated approach to water management in both developed and developing country contexts. The degree is co-badged and co-delivered by leading industry practitioners and lecturers from International WaterCentre’s founding member universities: University of Queensland, Monash University, Griffith University, and the University of Western Australia.

UQ Master of Integrated Water Management
Brisbane’s City Cat ferries rely on proper water management

Master of Integrated Water Management

The Master of Integrated Water Management program aims to build future leaders in water management with an emphasis on working either in rural international development, in urban water policy and management, or across stakeholders in the context of integrating water resource management for water, food, energy and environment. The program draws on the expertise of international leaders in education and research across a wide breadth of disciplines, taking a trans-disciplinary whole-of-water-cycle approach that equips students with practical tools and skills for developing and managing the implementation of innovative solutions to local, regional, national and international water challenges.
This program is custom-designed to give participants the technical, managerial and leadership skills they need to create innovative and sustainable solutions to global water challenges. Three specialisation streams are available:

  1. International Development
  2. Urban Water
  3. Water, Land and People

Students will develop the strategic, managerial and technical skills they need to advance in the water sector. They will become familiar with all aspects of integrated water resource management; be capable of providing water management expertise to help reduce poverty through equitable and sustainable use of water; be skilled to provide technical and managerial input into planning, design and operation of water projects and facilities; understand the principles of managing water supply, wastewater treatment and urban infrastructure projects; recognise the socio-economic factors impacting on effective water solutions; and understand the governance and institutional frameworks underpinning water resource management. The program focuses on building the skills base of students in such areas as critical thinking, problem solving, statistics and data management, knowledge transfer and effective leadership.
While students enroll at UQ, modules are jointly delivered by world-leading industry experts and lecturers from IWC’s four founding universities. Upon graduation, students receive a co-badged degree. This means they receive a testamur with the logos of all four universities. For more information, visit the IWC website (
Program: Master of Integrated Water Management
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: November 29, 2016

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Scholarships for Master of Integrated Water Management candidates

The International WaterCentre (IWC) is currently offering a full-tuition scholarship for a future water leader from North America, Europe and selected countries in Asia to study the Master of Integrated Water Management commencing in February 2017 at the University of Queensland.

  • U.S. and Canada citizens can apply for this scholarship (valued at AU$52,500)
  • Apply online by July 31, 2016
  • Note: unsuccessful U.S. and Canadian applicants for the scholarship who are self-funded will also have access to partial scholarships (up to the value of AU$9,500 – including AU$7,000 towards tuition fees and return flights to Australia)

MIWM Program & Scholarships Live Webinar 2016

IWC Senior Lecturer and Education Program Manager Dr Brian McIntosh will present the MIWM program, scholarships and answer questions on June 29, 2016 (Australia time). Register at

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