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IWRM SEA

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION – INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Master program on Integrated Water Resources Management for South East Asia (IWRM SEA) with one exchange semester in Germany – A cooperation between the Vietnam Academy of Water Resources and TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)

Adequate availability of clean water is indispensable for food supply and health and hence key for the development of societies worldwide. However, pressure on water resources is increasing due to fast demographic and socioeconomic growth and unsustainable water uses. The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) combined with current climate change adaptation best practices offers solutions to deal with these challenges by assessing and managing this precious resource in space and time considering other related sectors.

Worldwide, there is a high and growing demand for experts adequately trained on the concepts of IWRM. Next to technical and managerial knowledge, they should also be familiar with the practices of project funding and international cooperation. The objective of the program is to capacitate such experts in the field of IWRM and related concepts and methods. The program targets graduated professionals with working experience in public or private institutions, authorities and enterprises of the water sector. The applicants should be active in or dealing with water or natural resources management and have an interest in learning and working in an intercultural and multidisciplinary environment.

This special course is a bilateral cooperation between the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) and Vietnam Academy of Water Resources (VAWR).

ITT has educated more than 700 MSc students from many countries worldwide in the following three key domains: water, natural resources and renewable energy management. Cutting edge teaching concepts are combined with up to date research applications and field work.

VAWR/CTIC is responsible for water related country-wide applied research, international cooperation, technology transfer, post-graduate professional training, consultancy services and implementation of water supply and irrigation infrastructure, hydropower and environmental planning.

What do we offer?

  • courses and technical field visits on the latest concepts and technologies of water management
  • getting first hand advice from high level professionals and entrepreneurs in the water sector
  • training on project management and leadership qualifications
  • information on practice and projects of international cooperation
  • study exchange opportunities with ITT partner universities
  • scholarships

What do we expect?

In order to participate you should

  • have a professional or academic background related to the water sector
  • be fluent in English (TOEFL 550 point or IELTS Band 6)
  • be willing to take up leadership positions in the future
  • be highly motivated to learn and work in an international environment

 What are your perspectives?

  • excellent career opportunities in international cooperation and development assistance
  • working for national and international companies in the expanding business sector “water management”
  • leadership positions in the public and private water sector
  • become part of a network of excellence on IWRM

Announcement

Application deadline for DAAD Scholarships: Applicants from DAC-list countries can apply for the Master program until September 30th of the year preceding enrollment.

Supported by

DAAD
BMZ
OFID

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