Australia-Korea Next Generation Leaders Program


The International Leaders Program is managing a program that is bringing a group of Korean water industry professionals to Australia to learn about water resource management, initiatives and best practice.

The Australia-Korea Next Generation Leaders Program was set up in 2007 by the Australia-Korea Foundation under the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in partnership with the Korea Foundation.

The program aims to bring together emerging and current Australian and Korean leaders and professionals for knowledge exchange activities in areas of strategic interest.

The current theme of the program is Sustainable Water Resource Management, including ground water management, water services, rainwater harvesting, water recycling and sustainable catchment.

Program activities include policy briefings, seminars, roundtable discussions, forums and networking events with relevant Commonwealth and State government departments.

In 2011, a group of 10 Australian professionals from the water resource management sector travelled to Korea for a 10-day program hosted by the Korea Foundation.

Six Korean delegates are travelling to Australia later this year for a 10-day program that also includes cultural activities to familiarise them with Australian cities, culture, history and people.

The program will be delivered in NSW and South Australia and will include briefings and roundtable discussions with government organisations including NSW Office of Water, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the University of Adelaide, the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and Sydney Catchment Authority.