The ‘Water Sensitive Cities International Study Tour’ is a fantastic opportunity for young professionals who would like to develop their leadership skills, learn about water sensitive cities, and see what change looks like on the ground while developing strong networks nationally and globally.
The tour will include travelling across Australia to another Australian City to review innovative approaches to water, travelling to other countries to further seek examples of innovation and sustainable Cities, reporting back and engaging with decision makers to progress ideas, and reporting to the WSUD12 conference in February 2012 on ideas and successes within Australia.
The tour will provide many benefits including 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 experimental learning approach. Essentially the tour is a challenging and unique experience which aims at ultimately building a network of future leaders in the world of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD).
The 2012 international study tour is the third tour of its kind. In previous years participants travelled to North America during 2005 and to Europe in 2009.
If you’re a young leader who is passionate about water, cities and making a difference, then the Water Sensitive Cities international study tour is for you. The tour encourages people from all types of professional backgrounds to apply. Fundamentally the tour is interdisciplinary with applicants such as engineers, scientists, landscape architects, social scientists, environmental lobbyists, and policy advisors being selected. Other professionals such as urban planners, film makers, economists, designers, ecologists and chemists are encouraged to apply. A few small groups will be selected from cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.
To find out more about the tour you can visit the Clearwater website or view the flyer. To learn about the previous tours you can access the reports from the 2005 and 2009 (2009 report 1, 2009 report 2) tour. Closing date for applications has now been extended to the 19th of August