The Brace Centre for Water Resources Management accomplishes its mission through the following activities:

  • Research and development of new technologies and systems that can be used by people in rural and arid lands, to enhance their quality of life;
  • Policy and strategic studies to enhance the sustainability of institutions and the water sector in general;
  • Training of graduate students at the MSc and PhD levels;
    Candidates interested in pursuing postgraduate studies with the Brace Centre can find the academic regulations at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Postgraduate degree registration and courses can be found in the McGill University Departments of Bioresource Engineering, Civil Engineering, Natural Resources Sciences, and others.
  • The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Program offers a 1-year MSc (non-thesis) in IWRM as well as an 8 Week Online Certification Program in Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning, Management & Governance
  • Organization and conducting of short courses, study tours, workshops, conferences and seminars in Canada and overseas;
  • Provision of technical advice to institutions and governments;
  • Dissemination of information through teaching, seminars, workshops, conferences, publications, and also through electronic media.

The Centre has undertaken many of the above activities for clients such as the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, International Program for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage (IPTRID), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), World Water Council, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), private sector companies, and NGOs.

Staff of the Centre also hold significant peer reviewed funding, in the form of contracts and grants from Quebec, Canadian and international agencies. Such funding contributes extensively to basic and applied research programs, graduate student training, and dissemination of information.

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