Australia Awards Scholars meet Australian water reform experts
September 25, 2014


The Murray Darling Basin Authority’s Katrina Maguire, Manager, Communications, Engagement and Research meets Australia Awards Scholarship recipients at the recent 2014 International River Symposium.
Thirty-two Australia Awards Scholarship recipients studying water resource management or related courses in Australian universities were special guests of DFAT at the International River Symposium in Canberra on 15-17 September. 
 
The students came from 15 countries in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and Africa, with the majority from Asia.  They joined more than 400 Australian and international water specialists attending the 17th International River Symposium on the theme “Large River Basins”.
 
On the final day, DFAT hosted a lunchtime meeting between students and four of Australia’s key water institutions based in Canberra: the Murray Darling Basin Authority, CSIRO Land and Water, Bureau of Meteorology and eWater, managers of Australia’s National Hydrological Modelling Platform, ‘Source’. 
 
The visit to Canberra provided a unique opportunity to introduce the students to the key institutions that led Australia’s water reform over the past two decades and which now have responsibility to sustain the reforms.
 
Participation in the River Symposium was funded by the DFAT Scholarships and Alumni Branch.
 
Last updated: September 25, 2014