• 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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  • Mapping river connectivity for improved water resource management in Indonesia

    A Charles Sturt University and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) project is assisting the Government of Indonesia to bridge the information gap about the impact of river barriers on ecosystems and biodiversity. A Charles Sturt University research project in Indonesia aims to overcome the information gap about the impact of river barriers on ecosystems […]

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  • Inclusive and strategic basin planning in Lao PDR – a case study of collaboration 

    In Lao PDR, poverty levels have halved over the past 30 years. Development of water resources and water infrastructure has been a key driver of this improvement. Water is an essential part of life and culture in Lao PDR. In addition to watering crops and livestock, water also powers most of the country’s electricity, with […]

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  • Spotlight on First Nations water knowledge at Stockholm World Water Week

    What a difference a year can make! In 2021, World Water Week was online. In 2022, people gathered in Stockholm, and around 10 Indigenous and First Nations delegates held a session and brainstormed how to further engage and elevate Indigenous voices. In 2023, AWP has been proud to champion and support, together with SIWI, a […]

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  • Partnerships that work: Australian and Pacific water utilities find common ground building climate resilience

    Last week, key stakeholders from the Pacific water sector gathered for the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) Annual Conference & 7th Ministerial Meeting of Water Ministers in Palau, under the theme of ‘Water Resilience, Infrastructure, and Climate Change’. The Australian Water Association (AWA), supported by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade via the Australian Water Partnership joined the program […]

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