60 water professionals from 24 countries visit Western Australia
Students from Africa, Europe, South Asia, the USA and Australia were among those who took part in this two-week intensive program to study water issues with The University of Western Australia's (UWA) Centre for Excellence in Natural Resource Management in Albany.
Abdul Sabour Jawad, a Masters student from Afghanistan, said the group was enjoying learning about Albany's water use. "We started off looking at river health, and now we're looking at recycled water use in Albany and its potential; how having a scarce water supply will affect the city and its people. We come from all different backgrounds - it's been great."
UWA's Dr Peter Speldewinde said the research group was studying Albany's ecosystems and catchments, looking at how water is managed in Albany and how it could be improved. The group visited many sites, including the Water Corporation's Waste Water Treatment Plant and blue gum plantation.
|IWC students in Stirling Ranges,
Western Australia. Photo courtesy
| IWC students at Camp Quaranup,
Albany. Photo courtesy Naila Ahmed