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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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  • The Murray River along the border of New South Wales and Victoria near Wentworth, Australia, November 2020 (credit: Google, Maxar Technologies, CNES / Airbus)

    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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  • Illustration of a lightbulb containing a micro city park scene surrounded by water (credit: Sergey Nivens/Adobe Stock)

    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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  • Outcomes from Ozwater’19

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported the Australian Water Association (AWA) as International Development Partner at Ozwater’19, which attracted more than 4,700 delegates from 39 countries. The AWA hosts the Ozwater conference each year, and this year facilitated several events to further enhance knowledge sharing relations between Australia and Indo-Pacific countries in particular. AWP support included an Indo-Pacific […]

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  • Outcomes from World Water Day 2019

    The theme for this year’s UN World Water Day was ‘Leaving no one behind’. It reflects the growing body of evidence and Australia’s belief in the importance of gendered and socially inclusive approaches to Water Resource Management (WRM) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to achieve more effective and sustainable outcomes in development.

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    Outcomes from the Regional Dialogue on Water Scarcity and Floods

    A Regional Dialogue on Responding to the Challenges of Water Scarcity and Floods in South Asia was held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 10–11 December 2018. The Regional Dialogue provided an opportunity for participants to exchange information generated through research and practice, and share experience gained from projects and programs on effective responses to water scarcity […]

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