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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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    Australia and UN Food and Agriculture Organization renew partnership

    On 8 December 2020, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Australian Water Partnership, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) was extended for a further two and a half years (until June 2023). The MoU—originally established in December 2017—was signed […]

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    Australia to assist South East Asia with early warning COVID-19 surveillance

    The Australian water sector is set to help five South-East Asian nations develop an early warning surveillance system to track COVID-19 prevalence in wastewater, with the support of the Australian Water Partnership through its Australia-Mekong Water Facility Grant. The Australian Water Association and Water Research Australia have partnered to transfer leading Australian innovation in the […]

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    Integrative socio-economic modelling capacity for the Mekong River Commission

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in increasing its capacity in integrative socio-economic modelling, critical to reporting on the social and economic impacts of water resource developments in the Mekong Basin. AWP Partner Sustainable Futures Institute Australia (SFIA) has been implementing a series of activities with the MRC to […]

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  • Aerial view of beautiful winding Murray River among small islands of native vegetation in Riverland, South Australia (Credit: Greg Brave / AdobeStock)

    Australian WaterTools: new publication and water management tools highlighted at Stockholm World Water Week

    The Australian Water Partnership has launched a new publication and supported partners to deliver a session at World Water Week (24–31 August, Stockholm) on ‘Australian Water Tools’ – a collaboration between eWater, Geoscience Australia and the Bureau of Meteorology. The publication, WaterTools: A Guide to three national level platforms that support the management of Australia’s […]

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    Next generation irrigation and water management for the Asia-Pacific

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) is implementing the Next Generation Irrigation and Water Management for the Asia-Pacific Program (NextGen Program) under the auspice of the multilateral UN FAO-DFAT-AWP Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was established in December 2017. The overarching program will modernise Asia’s irrigation systems and water management […]

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  • Integrating Australian water tools to better manage water scarcity

    Australian Water Partnership (AWP) recently supported eWater, Geoscience Australia and the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to explore opportunities to create new, enhanced capabilities for water management. The project integrated three separate tools which had not previously been connected: GA’s Open Data Cube technology (a ground-breaking way of cost-effectively storing, managing and processing large amounts […]

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  • Australia-Mekong Water Facility: Strengthening resilience for the Greater Mekong region

    Water resources are central to the food security, energy needs, public health and economic development of countries of the Greater Mekong region and their neighbours. It is in Australia’s national interest that water resources in the region are effectively managed and equitably shared, high social and environmental standards are applied for water-related investments, water governance […]

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