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Community Water Advisor

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : University of British Columbia: Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Acronyme : UBC: IRES
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The mission of the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability is to foster sustainable futures through integrated research and learning about the linkages among human and natural systems to support decision making from local to global scales. The IRES transdisciplinary Resource Management and Environmental Studies graduate program research foci is water resources, coastal zone management, land use (agriculture, forestry, mining) and environmental quality, eco-risk and innovations of sustainable development. IRES encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among the faculty, departments and centres at UBC, as well as other institutes and programs undertaking resources management and sustainable practices research in Canada and around the world. It attempts to break away from the restrictions imposed by the traditional compartmentalization of research, and transcends disciplinary boundaries in its search for solutions. In its research, IRES recognizes the linkages between environment and development issues, and the concept of sustainable development implies the need to connect environmental imperatives directly to economic and social priorities. The IRES mandate focuses on these linkages, seeking ways to integrate the environment, economy and social institutions.
Adresse : Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory
427-2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia,
V6T 1Z4
FAX: (604) 822-9250
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Roberta Nouari
Courriel : iresinterns@ires.ubc.ca
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Kionyo
Secteur : Distribution d'eau et assainissement
Description du stage : Centre Missionnaire Oblat has facilitated the grassroots development of a water project that is making water available to thousands of people in the Meru region of Kenya. With the water project almost completed, it is important for the participants to learn if there are any risks with the water source and to ensure that they understand what is needed for the water source to be sustainable in the long run.

In Canada

The intern will work with the project supervisor to develop a project knowledge base specific to the host organization prior to departure.


The intern will:

- design and conduct an evaluation of the environmental, social and economic impact of the Kionyo water project, focusing on the sustainability of the project.

- based on the evaluation findings, make recommendations for maintaining the water source's availability to the community and limiting negative effects on the environment.

- outline future strategies and timelines for their implementation.
Organisation d'accueil : Centre Missionnaire Oblat
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Centre Missionnaire Oblat works for justice and peace, striving to address the economic, political and social structures which affect the lives of people world-wide.