Integrating learning away-from-work into return-to-work plans – an innovative approach to action the benefits of training

Reflections on the Multiscale Integrated River Basin Management training program by Frederick Bouckaert Taking three weeks out of a busy work schedule, pushing aside important commitments, and convincing your workplace that it is worth it to apply for a highly competitive Multiscale Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) training program, requires courage and convincing. One of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Digital technologies for a climate resilient water sector

Digital technologies are playing an increasingly important role in supporting climate and disaster resilience and enhancing environmental sustainability. To enhance capacity on application, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the delivery of a 6 week online short course, “Digital technologies for a climate resilient water sector”. Across Asia and the Pacific region, rapidly changing […]

Supporting the delivery of integrated river basin management training in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

From 12–25 November, a training program on Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) was co-delivered by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and a consortium of Australian Partners—Alluvium, Griffith University’s International WaterCentre, and independent consultants (Helen Johnson, Ganesh Pangare, Andrew Johnson, Karlene Maywald, and Adrian Volders). The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) spans 3,500km across […]

Partnering for River Basin Governance in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

An Australian consortium of Australian Water Partnership Partners—led by Aither with eWater and the Institute for Study and Development Worldwide (IFSD)—is working with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and DFAT to enhance cooperation and strengthen river basin governance arrangements in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. The HKH spans 3,500km across eight […]

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 […]

Call for Proposals: Elevating River Basin Governance and Cooperation in the HKH Region

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Submission Deadline: Tuesday 24 Friday 27 November 2020, 5.30pm (AEDT) – extended The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking a partner consortium to design and undertake a program of activities with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), that will contribute to elevating river basin governance and cooperation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya […]

Environmental Water Management in the Indo-Pacific: An Australian Perspective, published

A new AWP knowledge product is now available that focuses on environmental water management in the Indo-Pacific region – authored by Professor Stuart Bunn, Associate Professor Mark Kennard, and Professor Sue Jackson from the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University. An overview of the threats to freshwater ecosystems, the significance of freshwater biodiversity and the […]

Progressing ideas and understanding of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region water challenges

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Australian Water Partnership (AWP), the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in April 2019 to strengthen cooperation between Australia and countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) by collaborating on water management issues of common interest. AWP […]

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