• Poi waterfall in Phitsanulok province, Thailand (Photo: kwanchaichaiudom)

    Outcomes from the Regional Dialogue on Water Scarcity and Floods

    A Regional Dialogue on Responding to the Challenges of Water Scarcity and Floods in South Asia was held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 10–11 December 2018. The Regional Dialogue provided an opportunity for participants to exchange information generated through research and practice, and share experience gained from projects and programs on effective responses to water scarcity […]

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  • Jakarta Canal (Photo: allanedgarpoe)

    Australian and Indonesian water utilities collaborate in new twinning initiative

    The Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program (WUIP) commenced in November 2018 with support from the Australian Water Partnership (AWP). The Australian Water Association (AWA)-led program is designed to transfer management expertise, technology, and personnel between three Australian water utilities and three Indonesian water utilities (PDAMs) to improve water quality and reliability, operational efficiency and financial […]

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  • Australian Water Partnership awarded $24M DFAT funding for Phase 2

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has been awarded funding for an additional four years resulting in the signing of the Phase 2 grant agreement between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and eWater Ltd (for the AWP) on 25 October 2018. The DFAT grant provides $24M of funds which will be rolled out […]

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  • Creating a water secure Pakistan

    International Symposium on ‘Creating a Water Secure Pakistan’

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan, through its Law and Justice Commission (LJCP), hosted an International Symposium on “Creating a Water-Secure Pakistan” in Islamabad on 19-21 October, in response to the country’s water crisis. Pakistan’s per capita surface water availability has declined from 5,260 cubic meters per year in 1951 to approximately 1,000 cubic meters in […]

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  • AWP and IWMI to collaborate on water management across the Asia-Pacific

    On 26 April, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation within the Asia-Pacific region. The MoU was jointly signed in Canberra by Kaye Schofield AO, AWP Chair; Michael Wilson, Acting First Assistant Secretary […]

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  • Water Abundance XPRIZE and DFAT innovationXchange competition

    The Water Abundance XPRIZE is an open challenge to use technology to improve affordable access to clean water in high humidity areas where water is currently unavailable or inaccessible. It seeks to attract a solution to the lack of access to clean water encapsulated in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Water scarcity is a serious […]

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