The aim of this scholarship is to build capacity in water leadership in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and in doing so, to improve the implementation of IWRM in the home nation of the scholar.
The scholarship includes tuition fees and living expenses for a candidate from a developing country to come to Australia and study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management, commencing in 2015.
This scholarship is administered by the International WaterCentre and funded through the support of two generous donors: the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the Thiess Family Trust who provided funds in memory of their son, Ken Thiess, who died performing engineering duties on the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
The course is taught by international leaders in a broad spectrum of disciplines and delivered by the International WaterCentre. Graduates gain the research, strategic and managerial skills they need to advance their careers in the water sector and become future leaders in integrated water management.
The course runs over two years and comprises four compulsory course units (first semester) and a research thesis (three semesters).
Graduates will receive an internationally recognised degree endorsed by four leading Australian Universities.
a) A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution
b) English language proficiency, as demonstrated by an officially recognised test of English language proficiency (see The University of Queensland requirements)
For further information and to apply for the scholarship. Please visit the International WaterCentre website for other opportunities that may be available.
THE 2015 SCHOLARSHIP ROUND IS NOW CLOSED.
WE WILL ADVISE WHEN THE 2016 ROUND BECOMES OPEN.
Jackline attained first-class honours in her Bachelor of Science (Hydrology and Water Resources) and has worked as a hydrologist and a Water Resources Officer in both the private sector and for the Kenyan Government.
Jackline decided to study the Masters of Integrated Water Management to further develop her knowledge and enable her to improve the water sector in Kenya and in other parts of the world.
"Having worked in diverse areas of Kenya, I have experienced first-hand challenges inherent in water resources management. I have realised that a professional water manager would need to have knowledge of the multi-disciplinary nature of integrated water management (IWM) to be able to improve the water sector."
Jackline believes that the most important water management issues in Kenya are water scarcity and sanitation, with women and children regularly walking for quite long distances in search of drinking water.
"I believe that I will be a water leader who is able to make positive changes for the betterment of livelihoods of the rural poor, especially women and children."
Denise was awarded the KTMS in 2015. Denise graduated from the University of Kebangsaan in Malaysia with a Master of Science (Environmental Assessment and Monitoring), and now works as a Technical Officer with Wetlands International in Malaysia.
Denise’s experience in working with an environmental NGO has given her insight in to the lack of awareness surrounding water security issues and the importance of overcoming this challenge.
"Working with Wetlands International on several projects concerning wetland conservation and wise-use, I realised that a great majority of people are unaware of the water security risk our nation is facing or the causes leading to it. This is disturbing as it allows rapid land conversion and unsustainable resource usage and other activities that result in deforestation, leaching and ground water contamination, greatly affecting water resource availability.”
Denise hopes that her scholarship will enable her to become a water leader in Malaysia, educating others and implementing strategies to ensure stakeholders work together to achieve sustainable management of the country’s water resources.
Vanh Mixap was awarded the joint Ken Thiess Memorial - Global Water Partnership scholarship in 2014. Vanh has undertaken most of her studies in Brisbane Australia with the International Water Centre. She is currently completing her Master of Integrated Water Management.
For the first half of 2015, Vanh will also intern with the Global Water Partnership in Stockholm.
If you wish to contact Vanh you can email her on email@example.com.
Faisal was awarded the Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship in 2013 and is due to complete his Masters in Integrated Water Management through Monash University, South Africa, in 2015.
Faisal is passionate about contibuting to development and water issues in Ghana. His research interests are focussed on women's role and participation in integrated water mangaement in developing countries and his Master's study is entitled "Women participation in Integrated Water Resources Management: a case study of Mutale Water User Association, Limpopo'".
In 2012, Indrawan was awarded the Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship. This gave Indrawan the opportunity to study towards IWC’s Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management at Monash University, South Africa.
His Masters thesis was entitled "Institutional Pathologies And Urban Water Access: A Case Study Of Jakarta, Indonesia".
Since graduation, Indrawan has gone on to work with the UNESCO-IHE.
In 2011, Kundai was awarded the Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship. Kundai has just completed her Master's thesis entitled "The 19th Watering Hole: The Relationship between Policy, Practice and Perceptions of Water Conservation Practices on Golf Courses in Gauteng, South Africa".
Kundai hopes to work in the NGO sector in the future in environmental stewardship and WASH.
Nonceba is currently studying part-time under the Master of Integrated Water Management in South Africa. She is passionate about working in water mangaement and delivering access to clean, safe water for commnities, especially for women and girls.
Olita was the first awardee of the Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship and completed his Master of Integrated Water Management in 2011.
Olita now works with Brisbane, Australia as a Social Scientist and was one of the original founding team members of the IRF Tweed Kenya Mentoring Partnership (TKMP).
International Riverfoundation is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal information in our care.
How do we collect personal information?
We may request information about you when you purchase or make enquires about our products and services; when you enter competitions or register for promotions or when you request brochures or other information. We may also collect information when we invite you to complete surveys or provide us with feedback.
What personal information do we collect?
We collect information that is required for use in the business activities of International Riverfoundation This may include: name; mailing address; e-mail; telephone number(s); financial details necessary in order to process various transactions and any other information you may elect to provide to us.
How do we use personal information?
We may use personal information to provide information and services. International Riverfoundation may use the information for related purposes such as:
Identification of fraud or error
Regulatory reporting and compliance
Internal accounting and administration
Servicing our relationship with our customers by, amongst other things, providing updates on promotions and services we think may interest you or to involve you in market research.
Is the information disclosed to third parties?
We may disclose information about individuals as permitted by law. We may share information with regulatory bodies and law enforcement officials, provide information to protect against fraud and share information with your consent.
Security of information
International Riverfoundation has implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures in order to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. International Riverfoundation regularly reviews security and encryption technologies and will strive to protect information to the fullest extent possible.
Access and correction of personal information
Feedback & complaints
This website is owned and operated by International RiverFoundation.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
International RiverFoundation is not liable to you or anyone else for any loss in connection with use of this website or a linked website. This general disclaimer is not restricted or modified by any of the following specific warnings or disclaimers.
Specific Warnings and Disclaimers
The Trade Practices Act and similar State and Territory legislation in Australia may confer rights and remedies on you in relation to the provision by us of goods or services on the Website, which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. We do not exclude these rights but do exclude all other conditions and warranties implied by custom, law or statute.
We are not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with use of this website or a linked website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use from this website is free of viruses or anything else (such as worms or trojan horses) that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems. We do not warrant that your access to the website will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects will be corrected.
Under no circumstances (including but not limited to any act or omission on the part of International RiverFoundation) will International RiverFoundation be liable for any indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages or loss of profits whatsoever which result from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, the website.
This website is our copyright property. You are provided with access to it only for your personal and non-commercial use. Other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 or any other applicable legislation throughout the world, you may not, in any form or by any means:
• Adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this website; or
• Commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this Website without our written permission.
International RiverFoundation products and services referred to in this website are trade marks of International RiverFoundation. Other product and company names mentioned in this website may be the trade marks of other people or entities. Nothing contained in the website should be construed as granting any licence or right of use of any trade mark or part of any trade mark displayed on the website without the written permission of International RiverFoundation or third party owner.
This website may contain links to linked websites. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. Links to those websites should not be construed as any endorsement, approval, recommendation or preference by us of the owners or operators of the sites, or of any information, products or services referred to on those other sites unless specifically stated. Unless otherwise stated the linked websites are not under the control of International RiverFoundation and International RiverFoundation is not responsible for the contents of any linked website. You link to any such website at your own risk.
In this website:
"IRF" means International RiverFoundation unless otherwise specified.
"linked websites" means websites of persons or entities other than International RiverFoundation which are hyperlinked from this website.
"Personal Information" means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably be ascertained.
"website" means the whole or any part of the web pages located at www.RiverFoundation.org.au (including the lay-out of this website, individual elements of the website design, underlying code elements of this website, or text, sounds, graphics, animated elements or any other content of this website.)
"We" and "us" refer to International RiverFoundation, and "our" has the same meaning.
© 2007-2010 International RiverFoundation
All rights reserved. Not to be reproduced without consent.
In order to begin the online application process, please fill out some simple details for us and select which application you'd like to complete. Text fields with asterisks are mandatory. You will then be emailed a secure link to your online application form which you can access at any time.