• AWP at WASH Futures 2018

    WASH Futures was an international conference held in Brisbane on 5-9 March developed and hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the International WaterCentre (IWC) and the Australian WASH Reference Group. The conference drew 350 delegates from 30 countries and featured over 100 informative presentations across 24 thematic sessions over the first two […]

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  • The conclusion of the High Level Panel on Water

    The High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) concluded on 14 March 2018, with an Outcome Report presented to the United Nations Secretary-General and World Bank President at a ceremony in New York. Australian Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull, was one of 11 Heads of State invited to sit on the Panel, which was established to […]

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  • Australia at the 8th World Water Forum

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) attended the 8th World Water Forum (WWF) in Brasilia on 18-23 March, which this year centered on the theme of ‘Sharing Water’. WWF is organised by the World Water Council and takes place every three years. It is seen as one of the […]

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  • Water as capital: the wealth of life

    In order to ​truly ​understand and ​solve the ​problems ​inherent in our ​relationship ​with the ​natural world we must agree with the premise that the ​freshwater/​ocean continuum ​is the most ​essential ​element in any ​effective ​response to ​decades of ​extraction, ​transformation, ​and pollution. ​

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  • Celebrating World Water Day 2018

    World Water Day was held on 22 March, with organisations, communities and individuals all over the world celebrating all things water. This year, the day coincided with the World Water Forum (Brasilia, 18-23 March) which brought some of the world’s most established water experts together. The theme of ‘Nature for Water’ highlighted nature-based solutions to […]

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  • Strengthening water governance in Malaysia

    More than 400 delegates attended Sabah’s World Water Day Conference & Exhibition “Nature for Water” in Kota Kinabalu (21-22 March). The four conference themes were policy & management, water-related natural resources management, research on water, and technology on water. My presentation focused on strengthening water governance in Malaysia with examples from Australia and the United Kingdom.

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  • Solutions in nature: sounds too simplistic?

    By Declan Hearne, International WaterCentre Reframing solutions for nature: what’s really required on World Water Day In Daru, Western Province of Papua New Guinea, the environment is straining under human footprint and lack of planned development. A low lying island original protected by mangroves, the current day foreshore rubbish has replaced the trees. Water resources […]

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  • Oxfam Phillippines interview: WASH, sanitation marketing, and transformative empowerment in the Philippines

    Interview quotes   This interview and related content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.

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  • World Water Day 2018: Flinders researchers support Laos in nature-based solutions for water

    Global water demand is estimated to increase by 20 to 30% by 2050. As water use increases as a function of population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns, the greatest increases in domestic demand should occur in African and Asian sub-regions where it could more than triple. 3.6 billion people worldwide, nearly half the […]

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  • Prof. András Szöllösi-Nagy interview — Hydrodiplomacy and addressing water security: lessons from 40 years of experience

    Interview quotes   This interview and related content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.  

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