• Staff of the District Agriculture and Forestry Office (left) and the International Water Management Institute (middle) monitoring a domestic well in Pakxong district

    Improving management of groundwater resources in Laos and the Sekong Basin

    Commencing in March 2021, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) to develop a national Groundwater Profile and a pilot Sustainable Groundwater Management Plan (SGMP) for the Sekong Basin. Laos is undergoing rapid development that heavily relies […]

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    Outcomes from International Women’s Day and World Water Day 2021

    International Women’s Day (8 March) and World Water Day (22 March) provided an important opportunity to promote Australia’s development support for women and water, and their invaluable contribution to climate-resilient communities. Women, water and climate change are inextricably linked. Clean, safe and accessible water for everyone in the community plays a critical role in addressing […]

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    Valuing water through nature-based solutions in the Mekong Region

    The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. Today, access to water is under extreme threat from […]

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    How women like Janaki are improving water use for dry season agriculture

    The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has been investing in research aiming to improve the livelihood of marginal and tenant farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP), particularly women, through innovations in land and labour management and improved water use. The ACIAR ‘Dry Season Irrigation for Marginal and Tenant Farmers’ (DSI4MTF) project worked […]

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  • Sulochana Devi, local female farmer and leader, smiling in her village in India

    How women like Sulochana are playing a greater role in sustainable farming

    The value of women is infinite. Women bear the brunt of problems—ranging from poverty to climate change—but they also possess the capabilities, knowledge and talents to solve these problems. That is why gender and social inclusion is embedded across Australia’s development programs. Through the Australian Government-funded Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP), the Australian Centre for […]

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  • How Yarra Valley Water is challenging perceptions of gender roles in the water utility sector

    Women, water and climate change are inextricably linked. Clean, safe and accessible water for everyone in the community plays a critical role in addressing poverty and contributing to economic and human development. Cohesive and fair communities are naturally more resilient, including to shocks from a changing climate or disease outbreaks. Through the Australian Water Association […]

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    Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

    The value of women is infinite – on International Women’s Day, we are celebrating women and girls as changemakers, innovators and leaders and their tremendous efforts around the world in shaping a more equal future and supporting COVID-19 response and recovery. Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis as health care workers, […]

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