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Research Assistant, Integrated Water Resources Management

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 : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Pretoria
Secteur : Distribution d'eau et assainissement
Description du stage : The Twin Basin Project promotes twinning of river basins for developing integrated water resources management practices. Recommendations from many international agreements can effectively be implemented thanks to this concept. AWIRU identifies local river basins and facilites direct exchanges on best practices, and as well on failed experiments. Twinning can help Basin Organizations (BOs) to improve their effectiveness by a greater technical, scientific and institutional expertise. The concept of twinning is based on the following observation: BOs can profit from peers opinion regarding administrative, technical and/or institutional aspects, coming from a sister organisation managing a basin in another geographical, political or economic context.

In Canada

The intern will familiarize his/herself with AWIRU policies and relevant national and international policies and research conducted by previous interns prior to arrival in South Africa.


The intern will work on two policy research tasks:

- assisting graduate students conducting fieldwork in nearby communities (participant observation, interviews, sample surveys).

- analyzing and synthesizing local findings in relation to national and international policy issues for the sub-Saharan region.
Organisation d'accueil : African Water Issues Research Unit
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The African Water Issues Research Unit is a not-for-profit applied research organization based at the University of Pretoria, established to develop an African capacity to understand the complexity of African water management and development issues. AWIRU's objective is to generate water management solutions that are politically, socially, economically, environmentally and culturally sustainable in Africa.