• Building on Partnerships in India

    AWP was involved in two conferences in India in September-October, the CII Trivini 3rd Water Innovation Summit and India Water Week. CII Trivini 3rd Water Innovation Summit The Water Industry Association of South Australia (WIA) and AWP jointly led a trade mission of 14 Australian members from both industry and government to be part of the […]

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  • How the Center for Sustainable Water might be replicated in other contexts

    By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview with Virak Chan, he spoke about his inspiration for founding the Center for Sustainable Water, which stemmed from his experience studying in Australia and motivated him to address problems in his home country, Cambodia. However, his motivation for change did not appear to be a good fit for a traditional […]

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  • Wicked problems: how to solve the unsolvable

    In an interview, Quentin Grafton suggested that much of his work as an economist has to do with addressing wicked problems. Learning about what he sees as the key elements to approach wicked problems was insightful. This article explores more closely what constitutes a wicked problem and what needs to be done to start to address these […]

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  • Addressing food and water security: the effectiveness of Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification through the Sustainable and Resilient Farming Systems Initiative

    By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview, Prof. Quentin Grafton, an economist from the Australian National University, referred to the Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making (ROAD) process used in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP), which covers Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The aim was to establish participatory processes for addressing food and water security in light […]

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  • Professor Quentin Grafton interview: the water-food-energy nexus and addressing wicked problems

    This interview and related content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.

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  • NHP – India Phase III

    NHP Phase III In December 2015 the AWP committee approved a proposal from the World Bank to facilitate technical support for the third phase of a National Hydrology Project in India. Under this National Hydrology Project Phase III, the World Bank proposed $1,150,000 of AWP funding over 24 months to support the project in seven […]

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  • Drought action video | #droughtaction

    This video, directed and shot by Nachiket Pangare (Nash), covers the issue of water scarcity that is looming in many parts of the world. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. With agriculture accounting for over 70% of the world’s water consumption; food production expected […]

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  • ​Relationship-building: a core component of water management

    In an interview, Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics spoke about how relationships are fundamental to good water management. He emphasised the value of listening to others and understanding how people use and engage with water. Chris proposed a ‘red wine theory’ of relationship building. As water managers, it’s helpful to be reminded that water is about our lives […]

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  • Real-world applications of decision support systems

    In an interview with Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics,  decision support systems (DSS) were discussed and how they can help governments and communities with making well-informed decisions for water management. This article looks at the ways that Hydronumerics has used DSS to support its water management work in India. What is DSS and how is it used in watershed management? […]

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