Our award-winning range of postgraduate education programs, online courses, short courses, executive professional development courses, and custom courses for organisations use innovative, problem-based and experiential educational approaches, to build the capacity of future water leaders.
We lead whole-of-water cycle, transdisciplinary and collaborative research activities, which address current and emerging water issues to influence water management and policy, education and leadership.
We were founded in 2005 with the vision of harnessing the diverse expertise of the world’s leading water professionals, to educate and empower individuals, communities and organisations, to build capacity to respond to water challenges in innovative ways.
Water is essential for life. Everything we hold dear – our health and well-being, the ecosystems that support us, the economies we work to build, and the political stability of our communities and societies – depends on it.
We are inspired by the vision of a world that has healthy and resilient ecosystems, sustainable economies and social justice. A world where people enjoy good health and well-being and are able to realise a desired quality of life.
We believe our purpose is to change the current thinking about water, about how we use it and how we manage it, in order to help achieve this vision.
We believe that integrated water management approaches, enabled through strong leadership capabilities, are integral to tackling complex water management problems.
We celebrate the impact our work has - inspiring and empowering a new generation of global water leaders to improve access to, and the sustainable use of, the most precious asset on earth: water. We do this by developing the skills, knowledge and networks water leaders need to tackle complex water challenges around the world, using whole-of-water cycle, integrated approaches.
We draw from some of the best and most experienced academics, researchers and practitioners in relevant disciplines from across the world, to design solutions to current and future water management challenges. Find out who you will be working with on your next project or in one of our education and training programs.
Our alumni are a diverse group of water professionals from more than 85 countries around the world. They join us through our postgraduate degrees, customised training programs and online training courses.
Bringing a wealth of cultural and professional experience to the mix, our alumni have one thing in common - a desire to solve the world’s most challenging water problems for the environment, for communities and the economy.