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    Outcomes from Ozwater’21

    Ozwater—Australia’s premiere international water conference and trade exhibition—returned this year as a face-to-face event with international delegates attending online. On 4–6 May, Ozwater’21 was attended by over 1,100 delegates in person and over 100 online. The Australian Water Association (AWA) hosts the Ozwater conference each year, facilitating several events to further enhance knowledge sharing relations between Australia […]

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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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  • How Yarra Valley Water is challenging perceptions of gender roles in the water utility sector

    Women, water and climate change are inextricably linked. Clean, safe and accessible water for everyone in the community plays a critical role in addressing poverty and contributing to economic and human development. Cohesive and fair communities are naturally more resilient, including to shocks from a changing climate or disease outbreaks. Through the Australian Water Association […]

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    Australia and UN Food and Agriculture Organization renew partnership

    On 8 December 2020, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Australian Water Partnership, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) was extended for a further two and a half years (until June 2023). The MoU—originally established in December 2017—was signed […]

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    Launching an Australian Telewater Network for international development

    Since early March, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has been identifying and developing a series of responses to assist the Australian Government to support developing countries prepare, respond and recover from COVID-19. One such response was to establish a platform to deploy Australian […]

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    Supporting Indonesia’s water technology industry: Outcomes from the 8th Indonesia Water and Wastewater Expo & Forum

    The 8th Indonesia Water and Wastewater Expo & Forum (IWWEF) was held on 18–20 September in Jakarta, attracting over 5,000 visitors including Australian young water professionals, technology providers and utilities. The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported the Australian Water Association (AWA) to host an Australian delegation and program, sharing Australia’s water knowledge with attendees from Indonesia […]

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    Enhancing biodiversity services in Southeast Asia irrigation systems: UN FAO and CSU project commences

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting its partners – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) and Charles Sturt University (CSU) – to implement a project seeking to enhance biodiversity services in irrigation systems of Southeast Asia. This project will develop the tools, country-specific guidelines, regional lessons, and in-country capacities […]

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    The Indo-Pacific Water Stewardship Program: working towards improving water stewardship in China and Indonesia

    The Australian Water Partnership is supporting the Indo-Pacific Water Stewardship Program 2019-2022 — the second phase of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Asia-Pacific’s Indo-Pacific Program. Water stewardship engages private sector industries in integrated water resources management, enabling them to understand shared catchment water challenges, guiding them to develop site water stewardship plans that respond […]

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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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