Your Sponsorship will Help Develop Future Water Conservation Leaders:
This spring, FAU’s Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is hosting the 14th Annual International Water Professionals Program, engaging graduate students from developing nations worldwide.
This exciting program brings graduate students from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education to South Florida for a specialized education in solving water challenges. Local experts utilize the Everglades and other significant restoration projects as case studies and includes a focus on modeling, policy, implementation, challenges and opportunities. Ranging from 10 to 40 students, the program provides an opportunity to showcase the partnership between government agencies and others as a model for worldwide efforts through a practical, hands on, approach.
We are seeking sponsors for this year’s Water Professionals Program being held May 22 – June 6, 2019. Consider joining us for an engaging field trip to meet the students, all which bring a diverse level of knowledge and expertise to the program. Many have worked in the private or government sector in their home countries including: Spain, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, China, Singapore, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Guyana, France, Bolivia, Saint Lucia, Columbia, Yemen, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Norway, Mexico, Thailand, Italy, Russia and Uganda.
While in Southern Florida, students will:
While portions of the program expenses are generously sponsored by USGS, IHE Delft and CES (with extensive in-kind support from SFWMD), there are many program components that are not covered. As a result, CES has kicked off a fundraising campaign for this important and exciting program.
IHE Delft is a post-graduate institute with extensive expertise in transferring information and knowledge about the water environment and the associated infrastructure through education and training of professionals, particularly from developing countries in carrying out research, and in providing consultancy in capacity building for water sector organizations world-wide. For more information, go to: https://www.un-ihe.org/about-ihe-delft