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 […]

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Professor Quentin Grafton, an economist from the Australian National University who works at the nexus between food, water, energy, and the environment. Quentin discusses the future of food and farming in light of the 2008/09 food crises; some networks and resources that may be used to engage with these problems; participatory planning processes, […]

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 […]

​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 […]

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? […]

Chris O’Neill interview: applied environmental engineering for improved catchment management in India, with communities

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Chris O’Neill, an environmental engineer and the financial director of Hydronumerics whose mission is to bring innovative, state-of-the-art and solution-based services to the global water industry.  [/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Interview topics” tab_id=”1563985497764-ea9b6c76-99fd”] About Chris and his work in Australia, India and Brazil. How Chris got started with his work in India Ideas […]

Pune workshop on data acquisition for IWRM

Eight AWP partners participated in a two-day international workshop in Pune, Maharashtra, with the Government of India and representatives from the World Bank on the theme ‘Reliable data acquisition system for integrated water resources management’. The main objective of the event was to bring together Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) practitioners and leading HydroMet instrument […]

CSIRO: supporting water resource management in large international basins

Dr Peter Wallbrink, research director for basin management outcomes at the CSIRO speaks about supporting water resource management in large international basins at the 2016 IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.   This program has an international outlook and aims to deliver impact and value in the area of integrated water resource management. […]

Delegation to Andhra Pradesh, India

An AWP delegation recently visited Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh at the request of the Andhra Pradesh government via the Australian Consulate General in Chennai. The delegation comprised Sophie Smith and Svetha Venkatram from the Australian Consulate General in Chennai, South India, Ralph Ogden (AWP), Colin Chartres (AWP and Crawford Fund),  Michael Spencer (Water Stewardship Australia), Simon Tilleard (Alluvium), Nick Schofield (University of […]

Update: National Hydrology Project – Phase III (India)

Progress continues on the collaboration between the AWP and the Government of India, under India’s National Hydrology Project (Phase III). The NHP Phase III aims to strengthen the institutions and quality of water information required for integrated water resources management in India. The project involves all Indian states and union territories, and several central agencies, […]

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