International River Basin Management

“International River Basin Management” (Subject ENEN90037) is an elective postgraduate subject that aims to equip students with a whole-of-system approach to managing the complex, co-evolved social-ecological systems encompassed in a river basin.

The subject is suitable to students coming from a wide range of disciplines including environmental science, social science, natural resource management, economics, law, water management and engineering.

Organised jointly between the University of Melbourne and Tsinghua University in China, the objective of this joint enterprise is to foster mutually beneficial interaction between staff and students of the two universities.

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Enrolment Information

Your Expression of Interest should include:

  • a description of your Bachelor degree and current postgraduate course
  • a concise statement setting out why this subject on International River Basin Management will contribute to your future career.

An expression of interest should be emailed to:

Professor John Langford
Department of Infrastructure Engineering
The University of Melbourne

Further Information

View the University Handbook entry about this subject

About the Australia China Joint Research Centre on River Basin Management

About Tsinghua University

Having students in Beijing as well as Melbourne, listening to Chinese as well as Australian experts, brings broadened awareness of each country’s issues and water management approaches.

Mr David Lewis, Australia China Joint Research Centre on River Basin Management (Former Director Retail Water Entitlements & Markets Water Group, Department of Environment & Primary Industry)

The course was a real eye-opening, once in a life-time experience. The hospitality and the knowledge of the Tsingua students not only made the trip to China a more enjoyable one but also one where the knowledge learnt will never be forgotten.

Kirsten Phelan

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