19 Dec 2016 Ken Thiess Memorial Scholars announced
Two talented, emerging water professionals have been awarded IRF’s Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship—giving access to one of the world’s leading post-graduate qualifications in integrated water management.
Mr Reg Winlove from the Philippines and Ms Camaria Holder from Antigua and Barbua were selected from a pool of worthy applicants to travel to Brisbane in 2017 and commence the International WaterCentre’s Master of Integrated Water Management.
Mr Winlove, an Ecosystem Management Specialist, and Ms Holder, a Project Engineer, have demonstrated an aptitude for leadership, an understanding of the benefits of cross-disciplinary approaches and a clear passion for making change in the water sector.
“The experience to learn and understand my capacity to interact and implement changes will cement my personal commitment towards a sustainable environment, not only for the Philippines, but also for the entire world in general,” said Mr Winlove.
The International RiverFoundation awards the Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship annually, providing future water leaders from developing countries with the skills and knowledge to advance their careers and work to improve sustainable water management in their home countries and globally.
The Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship is awarded in the memory of the late Ken Thiess, who died performing engineering duties during the construction of Australia’s Snowy Mountains Scheme.