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Master of Integrated Water Management


Are you interested in changing the way we create and deliver innovative approaches to complex water management challenges?

The International WaterCentre Master of Integrated Water Management creates water leaders by drawing on international teaching and research from many fields to provide a transdisciplinary, whole-of-water-cycle approach to water management. 

Get a degree from two of Australia's top universities

The program was developed as a joint venture partnership of four Australian universities: The University of Queensland, Griffith University, Monash University and the University of Western Australia in response to the need to build stronger partnerships to tackle water problems both in Australia and abroad. The Master of Integrated Water Management allows students to specialise in different learning streams: Urban Water, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Development; and Water Land and People.

The program is delivered at Griffith University Nathan Campus by lecturers from IWC's four founding universities. For the 2018 intake all students (domestic and international) will enrol at Griffith University and receive a co-badged degree from Griffith University and The University of Queensland upon graduation. This means they receive a testamur with the logos of Griffith University and The University of Queensland.  


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Griffith as our new strategic home 

The IWC is pleased to announce that from January 2018 Griffith will become the IWC's new home. Moving from The University of Queensland to Griffith University will allow both organisations, the IWC and Griffith, to more fully integrate their water science and management offerings. You can find out more about this move here.

Study with us  


IWC founding universities are highly ranked, among the top 1% in the world for teaching and research (QS World University Rankings).

Study options

Program options

*Note: part-time/distance available only Australian/New Zealand citizens and Australian Permanent Residents.

Would you like to find out about our program and available scholarships? Are you a domestic or international student? 

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Program highlights


Career opportunities

MIWM graduates are well-equipped to pursue work with NGOs, government or aid agencies, consultancies, water utilities, community development agencies, environmental regulators and agricultural, mining and industrial companies. Read more 

Develop your skills and knowledge

You can choose one of three specialisation streams:

You can also tailor your final project experience to meet your professional or career development aspirations, either within your current work environment or as a placement with a host organisation, in Australia or overseas.


Scholarships and grants

A range of funding options exist for students who are interested in this program:


Study water management and advance your career

The IWC whole-of-water cycle perspective acknowledges all natural and human processes which water undergoes from catchment to coast.
  • Use and integrate social and natural science with engineering skills and knowledge to diagnose water management problems from whole of watercycle and systems perspectives;
  • Apply the principles and methods of Integrated Water Management to achieve sustainable development outcomes;
  • Provide leadership, managerial and technical input into the planning and implementation of water policies, projects, programs and infrastructure;
  • Integrate relevant social, economic and environmental factors to more effectively plan and manage water management projects and programs, and;
  • Collaborate and communicate for better cross-sectoral, transdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder outcomes.


Join a diverse group of water professionals

IWC students come from diverse academic backgrounds such as engineering, biology, chemistry, geology, public health, hydrology, natural resource management, social sciences and philosophy. They are new, mid or senior level professionals who want to change career direction or gain new perspectives in their fields.

IWC students come from all over the world, bringing with them great cultural and professional diversity. Students support each other and build strong professional and personal friendships.


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Ready to apply?

The next opportunity to start the program will be in Semester 1, 2018 (February).

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