Membership

As a current student or recent graduate of an IWC education or training program, you automatically receive membership benefits of the IWC Alumni Network (click here for details). One year following graduation, IWCAN requests that you join as a paying member in order to continue to receive full membership benefits.

IWC education and training programs include:

IWM researchers and practitioners who have not enrolled in an IWC education or training program can also join IWCAN and will have access to IWM resources (webinars, discussion platforms, etc.) but do not have the option of accessing curriculum updates.

Membership benefits

Be part of a network of water professionals and organisations from around the globe, and keep in touch with your classmates and the IWC.

Generate and access up-to-date integrated water management knowledge:

  • Access updated curriculum in document and video formats (for IWC program alumni)
  • Participate in and access topic-specific webinars from field practitioners and researchers
  • Submit and access briefing papers from network researchers and practitioners

Receive support (financial and other) for Alumni initiatives, such as:

  • Professional, networking and social activities
- Workshops to promote global water leadership

Receive the IWC Alumni Network monthly newsletter.

IWCAN is currently ironing out the technical details involved with providing curriculum updates as an enhanced membership package for IWC program alumni. We anticipate that this option will be available, at the latest, by mid-2014.

Members are allowed to also run for board positions, and members are required to participate (in person or through a proxy) at IWCAN’s Annual General Meetings.

Membership Packages and Fees

Membership Type Benefits Membership Fee (1,2,3,4)
Low Income country High Income county
Basic membership
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to IWCAN LinkedIn page
  • IWCAN online forum – replaces LinkedIn but more interactive
  • Access to on-line recordings of seminar series
$25/year $50/year
Enhanced membership (5)**
  • Access to updated curriculum (for courses taken):
    • Updated learning guides
    • Streaming videos of lectures
$25 / year in addition to basic package $50 / year in addition to basic package

Notes:

  1. Membership is open twice a year (January & July) and cannot be pro-rated at other times during the year in accordance with IWCAN constitution
  2. For a full year following graduation, current students and alumni are granted full benefits of membership for free, but are non-voting until they become full fee paying members.
    1. Current students and new alumni must follow a two-step process: (1) Create a profile / account with IWCAN, and the (2) Complete the intake form to receive membership benefits
  3. The membership fee for high and low income countries is based on the following criteria:
    1. To claim the low income country fee you must be working and earning a local salary (not an expat salary) in one of the low income countries (please see below).
    2. If you are not living in and earning a local salary of one of the nominated countries you shall pay the high income country fee.
  4. Unemployed persons may pay the low income country fee.
  5. MIWM and WLP content is only available to those who graduated each program.

** IWCAN is currently ironing out the technical details involved with providing curriculum updates as an enhanced membership package for IWC program alumni. We anticipate that this option will be available, at the latest, by mid-2014.

Low Income / High Income country classification

IWCAN applies the International Water Association’s 2013 High Income / Low Income Country Classification. Individuals from low-income countries (with a per capita income of less than US$12,476) can choose to benefit from a reduced membership fee. The full list of countries is available at : http://www.iwaefficient.com/2013/pdf/Efficient2013_LIC_list.pdf.

Click here to create a profile, after which you will be directed to the membership section.