• Water Scarce Cities: Thriving in a Finite World

    Water Scarce Cities: Thriving in a Finite World – Full report now available

    The World Bank has announced the launch of the Water Scarce Cities Initiative (WSC) report ‘Water Scarce Cities: Thriving in a Finite World’. The report shares the experiences of cities worldwide that are building resilient water supply systems in increasingly water scarce environments. By collaborating with urban water practitioners, global thought leaders, and institutions, the […]

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  • Kini interview with Virak Chan, WASH Specialist, World Bank (Cambodia)

    Listen to the latest Kini interview with Virak Chan, WASH specialist for the World Bank (Cambodia), speaking about decentralisation and capacity development in the Cambodia water sector and beyond. Karen Delfau of the International Water Centre Alumni Network sits down with Virak to discuss decentralizing the functions of the national government in Cambodia to sub-national or […]

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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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  • 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 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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