• Asia Water Council: collaborating for water security and the SDGs

    The Asia Water Council (AWC) held its 6th Board of Council meeting in Bangkok on 24-26 May. The AWC works to promote sustainable growth by solving water issues in Asia, and its Board of Council is comprised of representatives from 25 of its 100 member organisations. Prof Nick Schofield, AWP CEO, and Dr Marian Neal, […]

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  • Myanmar Young Water Professionals 3rd Batch Graduation Ceremony

    Myanmar Young Water Professionals 3rd batch graduates

    Eleven Young Water Professionals (YWPs) from Myanmar have graduated from a comprehensive training program run by the Myanmar Hydro-Informatic Centre. Three groups of young professionals have successfully completed the Myanmar YWP Program since its establishment in 2015. The YWP Program is funded by AWP and the Netherlands Government. The recent graduation ceremony, held at Yangon […]

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  • Advancing water asset planning and management in Iraq

    The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources recently hosted two AWP Partners during a visit to Baghdad, where Iraqi Government officials learnt about various aspects of Australian water industry practice. Alan Thornton of Hunter H2O and consultant Campbell Fitzpatrick met with the Iraqi Minister of Water Resources, His Excellency Dr Hassan Janabi, and dozens of other […]

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  • Driving diversity, inclusion and equality at Ozwater’18

    The Australian Water Partnership was proud to support Ozwater this year as the Australian Water Association’s (AWA’s) International Development and Channeling Change Partner. Ozwater is hosted annually by the AWA and is known as the biggest water event in the Southern Hemisphere, focusing on the urban, water utility and industry sector. The international water conference […]

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  • China Water Exchange (CWEX) Study Tour, May 2018

    China and Australia share learning on water trading and water markets

    A high-level delegation from China was hosted by AWP, Government and private sector partners on a study tour to Australia on 14-18 May 2018. The delegation from the China Water Exchange (CWEX) visited the southern Murray-Darling Basin to learn about Australia’s water markets and share their own experiences. Prof Nick Schofield, AWP CEO, said that […]

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  • AWP to develop a river basin user guide for India

    On 16 March, the AWP River Basin Planning team convened a workshop in New Delhi, India, to foster discussion around planning opportunities in the Krishna, Godavari and Mahanadi river basins. David Harriss of Access Water Management, Tony Weber and David Winfield of Alluvium, and Melita Grant of the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures facilitated the workshop, which introduced the Australian approach to water sharing […]

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  • 3rd MRC Summit

    Outcomes from the 3rd Mekong River Commission Regional Summit and International Conference

    The 3rd Mekong River Commission Summit and International Conference was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 2-5 April 2018. The event is held every four years, with this year’s theme ‘Enhancing joint efforts and partnerships towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Mekong River Basin’. The Summit is managed by the Mekong River Commission […]

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  • Kunshan Government offers cash incentives for water stewardship

    In a milestone step for corporate water stewardship, a municipal government in China has recently announced a financial incentive for companies to become certified by a standard set by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Asia-Pacific. On 26 March, the Kunshan Government announced it would offer RMB100,000 (AU$20,000) to those that meet the requirements needed […]

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