Development of innovative multilevel formation programs for the new water leading professionals in South East Asia
Water Resources Management is key for the economy of a country, but represents a major challenge that has social, economic, and political implications involving several public and private agents with distinct interests. This is critical for ASIAN COUNTRIES, with huge demographic pressure and vast environmental diversity and wealth, water problems related to safe drinking water supply and sanitation, water scarcity, severe droughts and floods, deforestation, and threats to biodiversity, etc. that will increase due to climate change predictions. New WATER PROFESSIONALS are required to face these water challenges in collaboration with other disciplines, that are able to communicate effectively with all the agents and stakeholders involved.
INOWASIA pretends to train this new generation of young Southeast Asian water professionals with a strong and multidisciplinary background in sustainable water management, with a global view of the sector current and future challenges but with a specific approach to the local demands, and the required soft skills to join and lead the water sector market.
INOWASIA promotes the joint action of 11 organisations (non-profit, business, education institutions) across 5 countries (Spain, France, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia) and 14 associated partners, who will carry out a cross-disciplinary, bottom-up process leading to the production of innovative products and teaching learning methods, targeting school communities with various needs.
INOWASIA aims to develop basic and advanced water courses and implement them in the existing master’s degrees and PhD programs in Higher Education Institutions from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
Promoting Learning Methodologies
INOWASIA pretends to train students and teachers, and promote the implementation of innovative hybrid methods, combining on-line formation with problem-based learning, a student-centred educational methodology that promotes the development of personal abilities and skills
Water-Oriented Living Labs
INOWASIA will design Water Oriented Living Labs in the campus of each Higher Education Institutions from our Southeast Asia partners to implement real-life water demo sites and create a multi-stakeholder virtual network.
INOWASIA aims to foster entrepreneur and business culture among the students and future young water professionals through field trips, short visits to success cases among local initiatives, and long stay internships in water companies and administrations.
INOWASIA pretends to create an international multilevel network of students, academics, professionals, and stakeholders in the field of water resources to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration to find new and creative solutions to water challenges.
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INOWASIA researchers attended the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition. Water for smart liveable cities
The prestigious conference was held in Copenhagen (Denmark), last 11-15th September at the IWA World Water Congress and Exibition. The conference brought together around 10,000 professionals from the sector, with thought-leadership permeated workshops, debates, business forums, keynote speakers, technical and training sessions. It was an excellent networking opportunity for INOWASIA and his Academic and Professional…
INOWASIA specific mission to Cambodia exploring opportunities for new methodologies for water-oriented education
From 29 August to 2 September 2022, the PI of the Erasmus+ project INOWASIA, Dr. Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, together with Dr. Gaetan Blandin, has visited our Cambodian partners, Dr. Kong Chhuon, Dean of the Faculty of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, and Dr. Ratha Chea, Professor of the National…
INOWASIA and IRD meeting in Cambodia
On Friday, Dr. Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda (PI of INOWASIA project) and Dr. Gaetan Blandin met the IRD Representative in Cambodia, Dr. Adèle Martial. He was accompanied with Dr. Kong Chhuon, dean of Faculty of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (at ITC) and INOWASIA full member. It was the first opportunity to present INOWASIA aims and strategy…