Navigating water scarcity in Asia and the Pacific

In an era marked by rapid urbanisation, industrialisation, population growth, and climate change, water scarcity has emerged as a critical challenge for the Asia-Pacific region. To combat this pressing issue, the Australian Water Partnership has joined forces with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to launch the Asia-Pacific Water Scarcity Programme. This collaboration aims […]

Capacity building in action supporting water resources management in Indonesia

From January 29th to February 2nd, a 5-day practical workshop aimed at enhancing professional development in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) applied to Water Resources Management took place in Jakarta, Indonesia. This initiative is one of the main outputs from the Activity “Capacity development for spatial planning as a key component of water resources management in […]

Mapping river connectivity for improved water resource management in Indonesia

A Charles Sturt University and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) project is assisting the Government of Indonesia to bridge the information gap about the impact of river barriers on ecosystems and biodiversity. A Charles Sturt University research project in Indonesia aims to overcome the information gap about the impact of river barriers on ecosystems […]

Modernising irrigated agriculture to protect and restore aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services in Indonesia

Between the 17-18th of June, the AWP funded activity carried out by Charles Sturt University (CSU) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ‘Modernising irrigated agriculture to protect and restore aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Indo-Pacific’ held its final high-level workshop with its in-country partner, Indonesia’s National […]

Reflections on Ozwater

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) actively participated in Ozwater’23, a prominent event in the water industry organised by the Australian Water Association held in May 2023. The event provided a platform for AWP to engage with partners, gain insights into the latest water-related developments in Australia, and network with regional partners involved in the ‘International […]

Digital technologies for a climate resilient water sector

Digital technologies are playing an increasingly important role in supporting climate and disaster resilience and enhancing environmental sustainability. To enhance capacity on application, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the delivery of a 6 week online short course, “Digital technologies for a climate resilient water sector”. Across Asia and the Pacific region, rapidly changing […]

Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program

Supported by the AWP, the Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program (WUIP) is helping to improve water quality in Indonesia while enhancing the reliability, operational efficiency and financial sustainability of drinking water or wastewater management companies—known as Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum (PDAMs). In Indonesia, many ageing water supply systems are struggling to cope with the rapid […]

Flood response technology in Timor-Leste contributes to regional Mekong dialogue on water security

A collaboration between Australia and Timor-Leste water sectors supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) was highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue, co-hosted as a hybrid event by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) on 19–20 August. The collaboration demonstrates how simple digital technology being adopted by […]

Building climate change resilience in West Java

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Indonesia to build climate change resilience in water-stressed basins in West Java, Indonesia. The Water Security and Climate Resilience in West Java project, which commenced in July 2021, will build on the momentum already generated by the Indonesia Water Coalition (IWC) to […]

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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