• The importance of networks

    Developing relationships and engaging in conversations to build your knowledge, develop your contact base, and improve your effectiveness to address water management challenges Water managers across the globe, by the nature of our profession, face challenges and draw upon our own knowledge and understanding to implement solutions. On a weekly and sometimes daily basis, studies […]

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  • Groundwater resources around the world could be depleted by 2050

    New Research presented at the American Geophysical Union on the 15th December 2016 suggests that “by 2050, as many as 1.8 billion people could live in areas where groundwater levels are fully or nearly depleted because of excessive pumping of groundwater for drinking and agriculture, according to Inge de Graaf, a hydrologist at the Colorado School […]

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  • Can humanity survive the 21st century? A new book by Julian Cribb explores that very question

      75 billion tons of topsoil are being eroded or degraded per year, affecting food security and resulting in widespread water contamination. This and the effects of climate change are leading to new ways of growing food. It is estimated that over half of the world’s agriculture will move indoors. Julian Cribb, Australian author, journalist, […]

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  • Indonesia Australia Business Week 2017

    The second Indonesia Australia Business Week (IABW) will take place across multiple cities in the week of 6–10 March 2017. The event is a chance for or Australian businesses to explore a diverse range of commercial opportunities in Indonesia. With a population of more than 255 million – more than half of whom are under […]

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  • Progress on Australia-Vietnam twinning program

    The Australian Water Association (AWA) facilitated twinning introductions between five Australian and five Vietnam water utilities as a part of activities in Vietwater, 7-11 November 2016, supported by the AWP. The introductions are considered a critical pre-requisite in the formation of successful utility twinning and in scoping out priority areas, organisational constraints, and the development […]

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  • Pune workshop on data acquisition for IWRM

    Eight AWP partners participated in a two-day international workshop in Pune, Maharashtra, with the Government of India and representatives from the World Bank on the theme ‘Reliable data acquisition system for integrated water resources management’. The main objective of the event was to bring together Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) practitioners and leading HydroMet instrument […]

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  • PWWA workshop in Canberra

    As was reported in October, the AWP has embarked on a multifaceted capacity-building activity with the Pacific Water & Wastewater Association (PWWA) and its member utilities. As a part of this, PWWA members flew to Canberra for a 3-day workshop from 29 Nov to 1 Dec. The aim of the workshop was to identify common challenges and […]

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  • ADB to help improve irrigation and agricultural production in Myanmar

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan to help strengthen Myanmar’s agriculture production and value chain development by improving and modernizing irrigation systems in three regions of the country’s central dry zone (CDZ). The Global Environment Facility is also providing a $4.79 million technical assistance grant to help increase rural productivity, […]

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