Call for EOI: Water and food security in the Pacific

Submission Deadline:  Friday 9 October 2020, 5.30pm (AEST) The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is looking for a small, multi-disciplinary team to identify opportunities to address the challenges of water-food system interactions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and future resilience of the Pacific. Activity Background The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored an urgent need for a […]

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 […]

Environmental Water Management in the Indo-Pacific: An Australian Perspective, published

A new AWP knowledge product is now available that focuses on environmental water management in the Indo-Pacific region – authored by Professor Stuart Bunn, Associate Professor Mark Kennard, and Professor Sue Jackson from the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University. An overview of the threats to freshwater ecosystems, the significance of freshwater biodiversity and the […]

Outcomes from the Pacific Water and Wastewater Conference

The 12th Pacific Water and Wastewater Conference and Expo was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on 5–9 August. The first two days were devoted to a Ministerial Forum for water ministers from across the Pacific and the Young Water Professionals (YWP) Program, facilitated by AWP Partner Hunter H2O. Australia’s Minister for International Development and the […]

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.[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Australian […]

Improving essential services to communities across the Pacific

For Pacific Islanders, the saying ‘water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink’ is getting a little too close for comfort. The coral atoll islands depend on freshwater lenses held in the sand beneath the island. Pollution and seawater intrusion caused by storm surges resulting from the increased intensity and frequency of cyclones are […]

Call for EOI: Capacity Development Assistance to the Pacific Water and Waste-Water Association Phase II

Submission Deadline: 5.30pm AEST, Wednesday 6 March 2019 [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking an Australian Partner to support the second Phase of its capacity development assistance to the Pacific Water and Waste Water Association (PWWA). The first Phase of AWP support to the PWWA Capacity Development Assistance Program was an AU$1.1M […]

Call for Proposals: Evaluation of Capacity Development Assistance to the PWWA

Submission Deadline: COB Wednesday, 27 February 2019 [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking an Australian Partner to undertake an evaluation of a capacity development program in the Pacific with the intention of informing the design of a proposed follow-on program. AWP has been supporting governance and capacity development activities within the Pacific Water […]

Jonathan Maino interview — Wicked problems in Port Moresby, PNG: non-revenue water, illegal settlements, and institutional governance challenges

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Jonathan Maino manager of non-revenue water at Eda Ranu, the water utility in Port Moresby, PNG. He discusses the non-revenue water challenges  Port Moresby faces when supplying water to settlements, working build-operate-transfer (BOT) financing partners and the lessons he believes PNG can learn from other Pacific nations.  Jonathan works for Eda Ranu, a water […]

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