Master of Integrated Water Management scholarships available!

13 May 2015

Water managers around the world are facing increasingly complex challenges. Successfully addressing these challenges will require them to collaborate and cross social, environmental and technological boundaries to provide sustainable solutions.
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
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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. For more information, visit the IWC website (
The Master of Integrated Water Management 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 the University of Queensland, 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.
Program: Master of Integrated Water Management
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: November 30, 2015

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Scholarships for Master of Integrated Water Management candidates

The International WaterCentre (IWC) is currently offering several scholarships for international candidates interested in studying the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) commencing at the University of Queensland in Semester 1, 2016.

  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified (via email) on August 18 and the Scholarships Selection Panel will make a final decision on successful recipients by October 19.
  • MIWM program will commence in February 2016 at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)

Up to three scholarships are available for international candidates including up to two full tuition and full living costs scholarships (each valued at AUD $89,811) and one full tuition scholarship (valued at AUD $50,776). Online applications are open until August 1, 2015.

Selection criteria

Typically, successful scholarship recipients possess an excellent academic record and several years of relevant professional experience.
The Scholarship Selection Panel will use the following selection criteria to assess and rank applications:

  1. Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study.
  2. Professional and volunteering record: relevant employment and volunteering experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references.
  3. Commitment to promoting and driving the implementation of collaborative, whole-of-water-cycle, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to water management.
  4. Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievements.
  5. Potential outcomes: the likelihood of positive impacts on the individual and the water sector from participating in the MIWM program.

MIWM Program & Scholarships Live Webinar 2015

Dr Brian McIntosh, IWC Senior Lecturer and Education Program Manager will present the MIWM program, scholarships and answer questions on July 9, 2015 (Australia time). Register at

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