• ADB Irrigation Subsector Guidance Note published

    Last year, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) requested Australian support to develop an ADB Irrigation Subsector Guidance Note as a part of growing cooperation between ADB and AWP. The note was recently published by the ADB on their website. ADB estimates that global investments required in water infrastructure over the period 2013-30 are up to […]

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  • Irrigation Roundtable guides AWP future investment

    On 20 June, an Irrigation Roundtable was held in Canberra to harness the expertise of Australian Partners in the Australian Water Partnership and other irrigation experts to guide AWP’s future investment in the theme of irrigation. ‘Modern Irrigation Systems’ is one of four water-use domains that serve as a focus for AWP investment, and AWP […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mr Abelardo De la Torre Villanueva, Head National Water Authority (left) and Ambassador Nicholas McCaffrey, Australian Ambassador to Peru (Lima, Peru, 21 April 2017).

    Water management MOU with Peru

    In April, Australia and Peru signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in sustainable water management. The Autoridad Nacional del Aqua (National Water Authority) of Peru and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade agreed to cooperate in the areas of: Understanding the resource base, including water availability and security, water quality and climate […]

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  • Mahankal Chaur Water Treatment Plant, Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Water Operators Partnership initiated in Kathmandu, Nepal

    A work plan for a Water Operators Partnership has been developed following an inception mission to Nepal. Under the auspices of the ADB-AWP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Grantley Butterfield (AWP), Graeme Bartle-Smith (Water Services Association of Australia) and Binit Rijal (Logan City Council) travelled to Nepal on an inception mission for the Water Operators Partnership […]

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  • Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar Central Dry Zone (Image: Matthew McCartney/IWMI).

    Work on the hydrogeology of Myanmar’s Dry Zone to be published after 30 years

    As part of the Ayeyarwady River Basin Planning Program under the World Bank’s Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), the AWP is supporting partners to conduct a Groundwater Review of the Central Dry Zone in Myanmar, a 54,000km expanse of land home to almost a quarter of Myanmar’s population of 52 million people. Leading […]

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  • Lake Urmia (Image: Azin Haghighi / MEHR Newsagency)

    Iran-Australia cooperation to renew Lake Urmia

    As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) established last September between The University of Melbourne and Sharif University of Technology in Iran, a joint research program will focus on finding practical solutions to the urgent issues facing the Lake Urmia Basin, a national priority for Iran. Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran was once the […]

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