• Australia and the Asian Institute of Technology collaborate with Lao PDR on water modelling

    This week, officials from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic are working with modelling experts from Australia and the Asian Institute of Technology to exchange knowledge on how water modelling can be used to build climate resilience. Both Australia and Lao PDR share the challenge of high variability in available water, despite the seasonality of water […]

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  • Returning from Dubai: Reflections on water in the climate conference

    Guest Editorial by Sarah Ransom. This article was first published in World Water Policy Journal on 31 January 2024. https://doi.org/10.1002/wwp2.12170 From November 30 to December 12, 2023, the UNFCC 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) was held in the United Arab Emirates, and I was privileged enough to attend for a few days on behalf […]

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  • Innovative Environmental Flows Framework paving the way for Vietnam’s Sustainable River Management

    Like many rapidly developing countries, Vietnam is seeking to find a balance between socio-economic development along river systems and the protection of ecosystems that river flows support. An innovative AWP-funded environmental flows framework and assessment approach is helping Vietnam to achieve this balance. Vietnam has 106 river basins, including 10 major river basins with catchments […]

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  • Reflections from the 14th annual Pacific Water and Wastewater Association Conference

    Themed ‘Water Resilience, Infrastructure and Climate Change’, the 14th Pacific Water and Wastewater Association Conference was held in Koror, Palau in late September 2023 and drew over 200 water experts from across the Indo-Pacific region.   The Conference comprised of the 7th Pacific Water and Wastewater Forum and the AWP-funded Young Water Professionals program, and provided an […]

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  • Accelerating change through disability inclusive water and climate action

    By Shreya Gyawali Disability inclusion is an international development priority. To ‘leave no one behind’ lies at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming to ensure peace, prosperity, and justice for all. The 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report reveals a significant deviation from the 2030 target for SDGs. Out of the 36 indicators […]

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  • Australian-Vietnamese Study Tour on Irrigation Service Pricing in Victoria and NSW

    Rising concerns about water scarcity highlight the need for efficient use of water resources to meet the increasing demands of irrigated agriculture, urban development, and industrial requirements while preserving ecosystems. Water laws play a crucial role in ensuring efficient water usage, allowing governments to regulate extraction and prevent overuse while meeting changing societal needs. An […]

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  • Water association partnerships accelerate shift to climate smart and resilient water sectors in the Asia-Pacific

    The article was originally published on the Australian Water Association’s website in  November 2023. The Partnerships for a Resilient and Climate Smart Water Sector Program recognises the urgent need for collective action to mitigate the impacts of climate change on water resources, infrastructure, and vulnerable communities. Through partnerships between the Australian Water Association (AWA) and […]

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  • Indigenous knowledge featured in Voices for Rivers campaign

    First Nations knowledge and tools are an important component of Australia’s water journey and including Indigenous know-how in water planning and governance is essential for sustainable water management globally.  The International RiverFoundation’s (IRF) Voices for Rivers campaign aims to raise awareness about the critical role of rivers within ecosystems by showcasing Indigenous knowledge of water […]

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  • COP28 Water Pavilion Launches Official Website, A Hub for Global Water Solutions 

    The COP28 Water for Climate Pavilion has unveiled its official website, providing a digital platform to showcase innovative solutions and facilitate international collaboration on water-related issues.   The website, which can be accessed at WaterForClimate.net, promises to be a vital resource during the upcoming COP28 summit, where the role of water towards climate mitigation and adaptation […]

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  • Measuring the impacts of irrigation investments in West Bengal

    The growing influence of climate impact and the erratic nature of rainfall has resulted in severe crop failures and loss of livelihoods in West Bengal. The dry-subhumid regions of western West Bengal receive water only during the monsoon (Kharif season – June to Sept), limiting farmers to grow one crop per year under rainfed conditions. […]

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