• Launch of the Australian Water Reform Narrative

    Photo: Prof Jane Doolan and Prof Gary Jones launching the Australian Water Reform Narrative. We are pleased to announce the international launch of the Australian Water Reform Narrative series, at the 2016  Stockholm World Water Week event, on 1 September. The first two narrative papers released were the Australian Water Reform Journey — which describes for […]

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  • IWA and AWP invite leaders to summit on water scarcity and drought

    Press Release – 12 May 2016  322kb The International Water Association (IWA) and the Australian Water Partnership will convene government and business leaders, NGOs, scientists and international organisations to a global summit on water scarcity and drought. The summit will take place on October 10 in Brisbane, (Queensland, Australia) in connection with the World Water Congress […]

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  • AWP Expert Review Panel Announced

    The AWP is pleased to announce today the membership of the inaugural AWP Expert Review Panel (ERP). A large number of partner nominations were received from highly experienced water professionals from all parts of the Australian water industry. In the screening and assessment process AWP CEO, Prof Gary Jones, worked with the ERP Chair, Dr Colin […]

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  • High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy

    A new World Bank report – High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy – finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. However, most countries can neutralise the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. Key findings […]

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  • UN and World Bank chiefs announce members of joint High-level Panel on Water

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced in April the appointment of 10 Heads of State and Government, as well as two Special Advisors, to the High-Level Panel on Water. The panel, which was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos last January, aims to mobilise effective […]

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  • India National Hydrology Project: First call for submissions

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has issued its first invitation for partner submissions to participate in the first three activities under the India National Hydrology Project (NHP) Phase III: River Basin Planning and Management – Policy and Institutional Framework Assessment National Water Information System Assessment NHP Program Facilitator The AWP will provide technical support to […]

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  • Nomination for the AWP Expert Review Panel

    An AWP Expert Review Panel (ERP) is being established to ensure effective adoption of operational objectives and application of the Commonwealth’s ‘value for money’ procurement principles in the selection of partner teams. The ERP will consist of seven members with high-level skills and experiences in water management, and collectively covering the following water sector domains: […]

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  • World Water Day 2016 dignitaries

    Building strategic collaboration with the Government of Myanmar

    Vice President U Nyan Tun (centre front) with dignitaries at World Water Day 2016 celebration. Pictured from this article: Gary Jones, AWP (front far left), Nick Cumpston, Australian Embassy in Myanmar (front 4th from left), and John Dore, DFAT (back 2nd from right) – Photo: MNA The Australian Water Partnership is building a strategic collaboration […]

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  • What California can learn from Australia’s 15-year millennium drought

    A new report ‘Managing Drought: Learning From Australia’ – authored by Andrea Turner, Stuart White and Joanne Chong, et al., from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (AWP Australian Partner) – shows that strategies developed and mistakes made during Australia’s 15-year millennium drought provide a powerful resource for California, as the state enters its fifth […]

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  • India National Hydrology Project proposal approved

    A proposal from the World Bank for the Australian Water Partnership to provide technical support to the India National Hydrology Project (NHP) has been approved. The World Bank has assisted the Government of India and several state governments with water sector institutional and technical capacity-building over the last 20 years. To date, this work has […]

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