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 […]

India Young Water Professionals Program Launched

A new India Young Water Professionals (YWP) Program was launched by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP), the Government of India Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS), and the Australia-India Water Centre (AIWC)—a consortium of Australian and Indian universities. More than 100 participants joined the online launch on 29 November with remarks by the High Commissioners to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 EOI: India Young Water Professional Program

Submission Deadline: Friday 26 March 2021, 5.30pm (AEDT) The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking Australian Partner/s to develop, facilitate and support a capacity development program for Indian Young Water Professionals (YWP). Activity Background AWP has been engaging with India since its establishment in 2015, primarily with the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) through the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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