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Integrating Water cycle management: building capability, capacity and impact in Education and Business
Start date: 15 Oct 2012,

I-WEB aims to support KAZNU, IKTU and KokSU to work collaboratively with business, professional body and regulatory organisations at a national and international level to develop and deliver Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Masters and PhD programmes. The main features of I-WEB are the establishment of an International Advisory Board (IAB) consisting of KZ and EU academic partners and representatives of professional scientific and national curricula bodies. Representatives from other sectors will be invited to join the IAB as I-WEB progresses, with its role being the scoping of programme content and delivery mechanisms to be meet multi-sectorial needs. Key I-WEB activities include a critical evaluation of the current status of training in IWCM, educational practice, CPD and QA procedures, intensive retraining of KZ staff in IWCM and curricula reform and the development of Bologna compliant MSc and PhD educational frameworks. Internal and external project and programme QA procedures will be developed and IWCM laboratories established. Selected aspects of modules will be piloted (free events for students and practitioners) and, if demand is demonstrated, CPD courses developed. Initial I-WEB activities are the development and launch of a communication plan and the establishment of the I-WEB website. Sustainability of I-WEB will be demonstrated by adoption of the IAB, institutionalisation of the QA procedures, validation and on-going running of the programmes, the publication of two IWCM textbooks and hosting of an international meeting. Wider objectives include meeting the practice and research needs of industry through the training of students in IWCM best practice and developing understanding of the need for and processes of stakeholder engagement. Specific objectives include develop and deliver Bologna compliant MSc and PhD programmes, training KZ staff and students in IWCM and supporting a two-way dialogue between business, regulators and policy makers.
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