Vijay Kumar interview: key water challenges in India and lessons from the region

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Vijay Kumar, the South Asia representative for the Australian Water Partnership. Vijay Kumar is a water and environment specialist working and an alumnus of Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He shares his expert insights on the key water challenges in India and lessons from the region. Vijay has been instrumental in […]

AWP to develop a river basin user guide for India

On 16 March, the AWP River Basin Planning team convened a workshop in New Delhi, India, to foster discussion around planning opportunities in the Krishna, Godavari and Mahanadi river basins. David Harriss of Access Water Management, Tony Weber and David Winfield of Alluvium, and Melita Grant of the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures facilitated the workshop, which introduced the Australian approach to water sharing […]

Carl Daamen interview: developing river basin models and water sharing policy in the Upper Godavari

An interview with Carl Daamen, a principal ecologist at eWater. Carl discusses eWater’s working with Government of Maharashtra Water Resources Department aimed at building their capacity in the use of water management in the Upper Godavari basin [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Interview topics” tab_id=”1563941599966-134111fe-6c83″] Background to the water management crisis in the Upper Godvari river basin […]

Andhra Pradesh – Australia Water Sensitive Cities Partnership

The Australian Water Partnership is excited to embark on a new partnership with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide Australia’s urban water management expertise to two Indian cities – Amaravati and Vijayawada. Following the signing of the MoU between the Andhra Pradesh Government and […]

International Dam Safety Conference, Kerala, India

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) participated in the International Dam Safety Conference in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (India) on 23-24 January 2018, with presentations made by Nick Schofield, AWP CEO, as well as representatives from Australian Partner organisations. AWP was an official ‘knowledge partner’ for the International Dam Safety Conference, which was organised by India’s Central Water […]

Rob Vertessy interview — Institutional governance and leadership: learning from the Australian experience

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Rob Vertessey, who currently holds a part-time research Professorship on water security and climate change and lead the Global Change Advisory consultancy for the AWP aimed at sharing the Australian experience dealing with water scarcity through better water information systems, with other nations in the region. In the interview, Rob shares his perspective on leadership […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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