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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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    Asia-based global water network discusses emerging development challenges

    On 16 December 2020, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) participated virtually in the 12th Board of Council meeting of the Asia Water Council (AWC). The AWC is comprised of more than 100 member organisations representing more than 26 countries worldwide, which includes two of AWP’s International Partners—Asian Development Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of […]

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    BasinGuide: A guide to river basin planning released

    The Australian Water Partnership has published BasinGuide: A Guide to River Basin Planning to help practitioners address the challenge of water security and unsustainable river management, and further the ambitions of many Indo-Pacific countries to improve their river basin management and cooperation of shared rivers across jurisdictional boundaries. BasinGuide describes the Australian experience in river […]

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    Outcomes from the Innovate 4 Water marketplace for sustainable development

    Australia supports and prioritises water for development with an annual investment of roughly AU$130 million, which includes the Water for Women Fund (focusing on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and the Australian Water Partnership (focusing on Water Resource Management). However, globally, there remains an annual gap of US$140 billion when it comes to achieving SDG6. In […]

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    Establishing a community of practice for Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion

    In the water sector, inequality and social exclusion can exist within water governance and management, access to water services, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Discrimination can be experienced due to race, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Gender Equality, Disability, and […]

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    Next generation irrigation and water management for the Asia-Pacific

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) is implementing the Next Generation Irrigation and Water Management for the Asia-Pacific Program (NextGen Program) under the auspice of the multilateral UN FAO-DFAT-AWP Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was established in December 2017. The overarching program will modernise Asia’s irrigation systems and water management […]

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  • Asia-Pacific water leaders visit Australia for Learning Week

    The International WaterCentre (IWC) has welcomed more than 30 participants from across the Asia-Pacific region for the Asia-Australia Learning Week 2019 (5–9 August), to discuss the role of decision support tools in water policy development, investment planning and the on-ground management of water resources. Learning Weeks are developed around specific themes and designed to stimulate […]

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