• Supporting the transition to renewable energy in the Himalayas 

    Hydropower is rapidly expanding in the Himalayan region of South Asia, with the International Energy Agency projecting that India’s installed hydropower will more than double between 2021 and 2050. However, conventional hydropower development causes major negative environmental and social impacts such as deforestation and forced resettlement of riverine communities.  Pumped Storage Hydropower is a type of […]

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  • Integrated River Basin Management: Towards a deeper, holistic understanding of related concepts, tools, and opportunities

    An integrated approach to managing water resources Understanding upstream–downstream linkages – whether it be in the context of natural processes or socio-ecological landscapes – is vital to ensuring effective water resources planning at the river basin level. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the management of land and water in upstream regions has direct impacts […]

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  • Lao Department of Water Resources staff visit South Australia for training in groundwater

    In a recent visit to Australia by the Lao PDR Department of Water Resources (DWR), staff travelled to Adelaide for practical training in groundwater science and management. Groundwater use in Lao PDR is steadily increasing across all sectors, yet groundwater management is still very much at a nascent stage. South Australia’s experience in this area […]

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  • Elevating First Nations voices in approaches to climate resilient water management

    As the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 gets underway in Egypt, Indigenous Peoples in Australia are grappling climate impacts. Sonia Cooper, a Yorta Yorta woman raised by her Nan on Cummeragunja, is the Indigenous Co-Author of Australia’s State of the Environment – Climate Chapter. She shares her reflections around recent flooding on her country. Right […]

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  • Opinion: Water for 1.5 — the climate benefits of good water management

    By Tony Slatyer, Water Policy Group Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, as agreed to be pursued under the Paris Agreement, requires everyone to act much more quickly. Good work is already being done by water and sanitation service providers in many countries to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. One […]

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  • People managing the invisible: participatory groundwater monitoring in India

    Mr Hari Ram Gadri has been a farmer in a small village called Dharta in Rajasthan, India, for four decades. His livelihood and his family’s wellbeing depend on his ability to grow crops both for sustenance and to pay for his children’s education and other needs. Unfortunately, much of India is subject to significant droughts […]

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  • Partner preview: Gramma Consulting

    Adaptation and resilience are not just about putting in place the right technology and systems. It’s social change, which means that it’s about people changing what they think and do. gramma consulting is a new AWP Partner and they are all about constructively using words to get good things done – by sharing what we […]

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  • AWP engagement at international water and climate events

    Since the lifting of COVID restriction on travel across the majority of the world there has been a resurgence of international water and climate events. In recent months, AWP and its partners have engaged in several key events with an overarching focus on the linkages between water and climate and how Australia with Indo-Pacific partners […]

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  • Reflections on AWP Engagement at the IWA World Water Congress

    An opinion piece by Katharine Cross Having worked for the International Water Association for several years prior to joining AWP, attending the IWA World Water Congress in Copenhagen this September was a bit like coming home. It was an exciting and dynamic opportunity to reconnect with colleagues across the water sector on technical issues as […]

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  • AWP at Stockholm World Water Week 2022

    World Water Week provided an opportunity for representatives from AWP and our Partners to meet with global water actors and share knowledge and experience in-person in Stockholm, Sweden, in late August. The event also served to strengthen and renew partnerships with key international partners. Hosted annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) the week […]

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