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    Managing aquifer recharge and sustaining groundwater use in India

    The Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI) project is engaging and empowering communities in India to monitor, use and manage groundwater at the village level. With much of India subject to severe and widespread droughts, groundwater provides an important source of fresh water for growing crops. But groundwater levels across the country have […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Partnering for River Basin Governance in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

    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 […]

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    Increasing water availability and security for Indian smallholder farmers

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) are supporting a group of Australian experts to collaborate with counterparts in India to increase the availability and security of water for India’s smallholder farmers. Smallholders operating in rainfed agricultural systems in India are highly vulnerable to rainfall variability, with water […]

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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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    Addressing water scarcity in Indian villages through local groundwater champions

    Since 2019, the Australian Water Partnership has been supporting the rollout of Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI) in 20,000 villages across seven Indian states. The activity is being implemented as part the Government of India’s Atal Bhujal Yojana / Atal Groundwater Program national project. Groundwater is an important source […]

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  • A woman fills up water jugs in Hinta Village, which has about 750 families with a population of 3680 (credit: Western Sydney University / Michael Chew)

    Villagers adapting groundwater management during COVID-19

    Groundwater levels across India have been falling rapidly, affecting the livelihoods and wellbeing of village communities. The MARVI project (Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention) aims to tackle this issue by adopting a participatory approach for measuring groundwater levels and improving groundwater productivity and sustainability. The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported […]

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