Report from and about activities of Women for Water

Dear colleagues,

Lesha Witmer sent information about PhD courses organized by DHI Women’s Water Fund. The DHI Women’s Water Fund has been created as an initiative benefiting from the “King Hassan II Great World Water Prize” presented to Prof. Torkil Jønch Clausen of DHI at the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico in 2006. The objective of the DHI Women’s Water Fund is to support women in developing countries in advancing their career opportunities in the development and management of water resources.

I applied and was selected to attend one week PhD Course in “Water Resources Management”, 4-8 June 2007, at the Danish Technical University . After courses study visit was organized. The visits included learning visits at Danish organizations in the field of water and mentoring program (Fund contributes to a year contact and support).  We visited: DHI; KvinFo and Women Management; Centre for Health Research and Development, Health in Developing Countries; Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland; FIVA- Hydrology and Water Resources; Geographic resource Analysis and Science; Environmental Center Roskilde; Odense Water Ltd.; Grundfos-major Danish water industry; National Environmental Research Institute; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Ministry of Equality.

The tour was organized in a way that besides learning we had fantastic surrounding by amazing and brilliant people.

A Diploma was issued by the Governing Board of the Fund at the end of the visit to Denmark.