eWater - training the next generation of water scientists and managers
eWater CRC gives financial and professional support to postgraduate students at all eight of the CRC's Partner Universities for research related to eWater's work in water-management, climate change, catchments and aquatic ecosystems.
eWater CRC postgraduates receive research operating funds and, from time to time, support to attend relevant scientific conferences and workshops. Additionally, eWater CRC postgraduates receive water-industry-focused professional training to augment their research development.
Our postgraduates find themselves accepted within the professional culture of eWater CRC and invited to participate in eWater CRC activities, providing a forum in which they can present their research and receive feedback from water industry and program leaders.
Students, in consultation with their eWater supervisor, are encouraged to create a postgraduate development plan (PDP). The concept of the PDP (based on the 'balanced scientist' model developed by the Invasive Animals CRC) encourages development not only within the student's research topic area and related areas of science, but also in the areas of self, team and community. Attributes attained from these four development areas combine to form a 'Balanced Scientist'.