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Water Sensitive Cities Study Tour: Applications Open

Posted in Research, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on July 15th, 2011

The Study Tour is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills, learn about water sensitive cities, see what change looks like on the ground, and develop networks within Australia and overseas.

This is the third time such a tour has been run. The first tour travelled to North America in 2005, the second tour travelled to Europe in 2009. Participants came from water authorities, local governments, environmental NGOs, consultants and academia and represented Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and New Zealand. The tour group will be made up of young professionals from across Australia who will:

  • Travel to another Australian city to review innovative approaches to water
  • Report to the WSUD12 conference in February 2012 on ideas and successes within Australia
  • Travel overseas to further seek examples of cutting edge of sustainable cities.
  • Report back and engage with decision makers to progress your ideas

Who should apply

Although it is an industry based study tour, it is open to young leaders who are passionate about water, cities, and making a difference. This means anyone from engineers, scientists, landscape architects, social scientists to policy advisors, urban planners, designers, ecologists, and chemists.


Approximately $10,000 (excl GST) is required. This is expected to cover the initial trip within Australian, and overseas trip, and the evaluation and reporting costs and conference registration fees for WSUD 2012.

The benefits

The benefits are huge: personal development, exposure to some of the best thinking in urban water management, ability to manage teams, engagement with key influencers within Australia, and the opportunity to go through an experiential learning approach.

Key Dates

  • 15 August, 2011 – Applications close
  • 6 September, 2011 – Successful applicants attend a group briefing and planning session in Melbourne
Visit the website or download the flyer for more information.

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