Call for application: Water Futures II
24 August 2014 | Article
Bangladesh and India share the largest river networks in South Asia. These 54 trans-boundary rivers directly influence the lives and living of over half a billion people. Management of basin and regional level natural resource challenges is limited to practitioners in this region. Moreover, the curricula of universities, colleges and training institutes in Bangladesh and India, have a focus on national issues. Rather, attention is not given to trans-boundary water management concerns.
Against this backdrop, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, with support from IUCN’s project Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative, launched a Dialogue in 2013 for young scholars and professionals, offering opportunities to work and interact with academics, experts and practitioners in both countries to encourage interest in issues related to water management.
The purpose of Water Futures II is to further develop better informed public discourse on these issues.
- To build future leaders in water resource management in both countries;
- To equip young scholars and professionals with practical tools and skills for designing problem solving initiatives at local, national and regional levels;
- To provide opportunities to emerging practitioners to learn cross-country and cross-sectoral strategic, managerial and technical initiatives for sustainable water management, including food and environmental security;
- Provide a platform for open discussions on common problems, prospects and challenges relating to sustainable water resource management.
- Two years practical experience in a related field will be given preference;
- Applicants below the age of 35 years will be given preference.
- Application to include: Name, Designation, Institutional Affiliation, Academic background and contact details
- A Statement of Intent of not more than 250-300 words
- Latest résumé with 2 references
- Situation analysis and critique of existing joint water management initiatives, treaties, and water regimes;
- Design of a water resource management regime;
- Reviewing livelihood strategies.
- Participants from India and Bangladesh will be placed in smaller groups and prepare joint papers based on the modules of the programme.