ICE WaRM was established as an Australian Government initiative in 2004. The Centre provides a national focus and international gateway to Australia’s education, training and research expertise in water. It is recognised as Australia?s centre for leadership and innovation in collaborative approaches to water resources management, through its growing partnerships both in Australia and internationally. ICE WaRM operates as a facilitator and broker, drawing together Australia?s leading education and research providers with key water management agencies to create innovative capacity development solutions for a range of water-related sectors nationally and internationally. The approach is centred on building and maintaining partnerships and networks which are able to sustain practical, effective collaborative activities over extended periods.