• Australian Water Partnership established as the Sino Australian Water Hub

    On 7th June 2016, the AWP and China’s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection signed a landmark MOU in Beijing during the 2016 Global Clean Tech & Green Finance Summit. The MOU is a breakthrough as it marks AWP’s first MOU in China.  Under the MOU, a Sino-Australian Water […]

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  • AWP at Stockholm World Water Week

    The AWP kicked off two significant, related initiatives in Stockholm at the World Water Week in August: The first in a series of coordinated efforts to place the management of water scarcity and drought on the international agenda – and to highlight Australia’s expertise in this area – was in a workshop co-sponsored with the US […]

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  • Kini Initiative Looking for Interested Participants

    Visit Kini: www.kini.waterpartnership.org.au Kini (Malaysian for ‘current’, signifying the flow of knowledge) is a new AWP initiative that seeks to facilitate dialogue about solving water problems throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific. It is about providing opportunities for those who are unable to take part in more concerted, well-funded ‘project’-style activities, to connect with one another and share knowledge. […]

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  • Malcolm Turnbull at the High-level Panel on Water

    Australian Prime Minister, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, attended the first full meeting for the UN/World Bank High-level Panel on Water (HLPW) yesterday in New York. Among other important issues, the PM referenced the AWP Australian Water Reform Journey, authored by Jane Doolan of the University of Canberra. “We have made very great strides in water […]

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  • 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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