Our Australian Partners include Federal, State and local government agencies, water service and technology providers, universities and research institutes, water experts, industry associations and NGOs. They have experience in many water-related fields, including effective governance and institutional arrangements; applying science to policy; and developing and implementing innovative technologies for climate change, weather and streamflow forecasting, river basin planning and modelling, irrigation modernisation and efficiency, integrated surface-groundwater management, water sensitive urban design, and delivering water for the environment. We invite all Australian public and private organisations with an interest in supporting positive change to join us.
Become a partner
Partnership is open only to Australian organisations and businesses.
Applications must be submitted through the online form by clicking ‘START PARTNER APPLICATION’ below. Your online application progress can be saved for up to 30 days, however we recommend preparing and retaining a copy of your submission prior to starting (please refer to the below documents). On the last page of the application form your representative will be required to make a signed declaration on screen.
- Request for Expressions of Interest for Australian organisations and businesses to participate in the AWP (PDF 577kb | Word Doc 83kb)
- Partnering Prospectus for Australian Organisations (PDF 583kb)
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The AWP will have both International and Australian Partners who are countries and development organisations, or organisations and businesses from the Australian public and private water sector.
Priority International Partners are:
- Country governments (working with Australian overseas missions and DFAT programs)
- The World Bank
- The Asian Development Bank
- UN agencies and initiatives.
As noted above, it is these International Partners who will propose the work to be undertaken by AWP.
All Australian public and private organisations (including government departments and authorities, consultants, water service and technology providers, universities and research institutes, industry associations and NGOs) will have the opportunity to join AWP and to participate in AWP activities.
The process and requirements for joining AWP are set out in the ‘Request for Expressions of Interest for Australian Organisations and Businesses’
Roles for partners within the AWP will include:
- submitting requests for assistance and proposals for funding (if an International Partner)
- delivering activities under approved international proposals (if an Australian Partner)
- building and sharing water reform knowledge (all Partners).