NEWSflash/ International Water Leadership Program Launched

Delft, the Netherlands and Brisbane, Australia - 5 June 2014. UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education,  Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Netherlands, and the International WaterCentre (IWC), Australia, have joined forces to launch a water leadership development program that helps emerging leaders tackle the global challenges of water security, healthy communities and healthy ecosystems in the 21st century. Water is critical to the prosperity of people, economies and societies all over the world. But approaches to water management must adapt for innovation, equity, and resilience to succeed in this changing world. The program is different from training, explains Leadership Coach Wouter Lincklaen Arriëns, the Program Director and a former Lead Water Resources Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. “The process of transformation to become a leader goes much deeper to your attitudes, your beliefs, your worldview, and the behaviors you need as a leader to create and influence change wherever you are.”