• Data audit and capacity building in Myanmar

    Another AWP project being conducted in Myanmar has been completed. ALS Hydrographics, Alluvium and Hydronumerics recently concluded a project on Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management. A database of more than 1,000 quality assured hydrological time series datasets for the Ayeyarwady Basin was compiled and installed within the Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC). Datasets […]

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  • Channeling Change – Driving Diversity Inclusion and Equality in the Water Sector

    The Australian Water Partnership is proud to partner with the Australian Water Association in the new program Channeling Change – Driving Diversity Inclusion and Equality in the Water Sector. The program was officially launched at Ozwater’17 in Sydney by Association President-Elect Francois Gouws, and members of the water industry shared their stories of struggle, but also […]

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  • Traditional leadership versus role-vested leadership in Pacific communities

    In an interview, Peter Sharry, director of Axiom Water Technologies, speaks about how in the Pacific, he finds that often traditional leadership roles carry more weight in the community than leadership vested by government. This article looks more closely at the role of the traditional leaders in managing water supplies. This issue is not unique to […]

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  • The ‘radical centre’ and how it applies to water management

    In an interview, Peter Sharry spoke about radical centrism and how he finds this idea is valuable for his work. This article looks more closely at what radical centrism is, according to Noel Pearson, a First Nations lawyer, academic, and land rights activist. It explores how it might be applied within the context of water management. […]

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  • Dr Nicholas Schofield to lead the Australian Water Partnership

    Dr Nicholas Schofield has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Water Partnership. Nick is the Professor and inaugural Director of the University of NSW Global Water Institute.  He will take over from Dr Gary Jones who was the inaugural CEO of the Australian Water Partnership and who played a vital role […]

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  • Best practices for cost recovery in implementing water management frameworks in interntional development

    In an interview with Peter Sharry, he spoke about community ownership of water management infrastructure and associated cost-recovery options. This article explores the best practices guiding this approach in closer detail. While full cost recovery is desirable to promote the sustainability of water management frameworks, realistically, water users in developing countries may only have the […]

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  • Community assets versus private assets for water management: taking a combined approach

    In an interview, Peter Sharry discussed the tensions and opportunities that surround private and community assets for water management. This article explores the famous tragedy of the commons and looks at multiple perspectives related to where water assets could and should be held within a community. ‘If it’s everyone’s, it’s no one’s.’,Peter Sharry, Axiom Water […]

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  • Rural community water development in the Pacific

    In an interview with Peter Sharry, director of Axiom Water Technologies, he discussed how addressing water challenges in rural communities required patience and listening. This was particularly so in the communities he works with, in the Pacific. Water resource management initiatives that do not listen to local people needs can often be subject to the tragedy […]

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