• 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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    Australia and Thailand collaborate on irrigation water sharing to manage water scarcity

    At the start of 2020, Thailand was in the midst of its worst drought in the last four decades. About half of the major reservoirs in the country were below 50 per cent of capacity, and low river levels meant saltwater intrusion affected drinking water supplies and farming. There has also been insufficient water to […]

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    Australia to assist South East Asia with early warning COVID-19 surveillance

    The Australian water sector is set to help five South-East Asian nations develop an early warning surveillance system to track COVID-19 prevalence in wastewater, with the support of the Australian Water Partnership through its Australia-Mekong Water Facility Grant. The Australian Water Association and Water Research Australia have partnered to transfer leading Australian innovation in the […]

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  • A woman fills up water jugs in Hinta Village, which has about 750 families with a population of 3680 (credit: Western Sydney University / Michael Chew)

    Villagers adapting groundwater management during COVID-19

    Groundwater levels across India have been falling rapidly, affecting the livelihoods and wellbeing of village communities. The MARVI project (Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention) aims to tackle this issue by adopting a participatory approach for measuring groundwater levels and improving groundwater productivity and sustainability. The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported […]

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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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