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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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    Valuing water through nature-based solutions in the Mekong Region

    The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. Today, access to water is under extreme threat from […]

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    Modern irrigation pilot to benefit Vietnam’s drought affected provinces

    The Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces (WEIDAP) project—an Asian Development Bank and Government of Vietnam project also supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP)—has been going strong for the past four years, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed in coordination and consultation with the Government of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development […]

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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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    Valuing the benefits of Nature-based Solutions for integrated urban flood management in Asia

    The Australian Water Partnership is supporting a new initiative as part of its Australia-Mekong Water Facility to identify, evaluate and realise the benefits associated with Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for integrated urban flood management in the Mekong region. NbS are increasingly being integrated into urban planning to provide more cost-effective and flexible approaches to addressing the […]

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  • Helping Vietnam modernise irrigation for high-value crops

    A team of Australian irrigation experts visited Vietnam in March to provide technical guidance on two new initiatives implemented as a result of the Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces (WEIDAP) program – a US$120 million Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded project being assisted by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP). After Vietnam suffered a severe […]

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    Integrative socio-economic modelling capacity for the Mekong River Commission

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in increasing its capacity in integrative socio-economic modelling, critical to reporting on the social and economic impacts of water resource developments in the Mekong Basin. AWP Partner Sustainable Futures Institute Australia (SFIA) has been implementing a series of activities with the MRC to […]

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  • Australia-Mekong Water Facility: Strengthening resilience for the Greater Mekong region

    Water resources are central to the food security, energy needs, public health and economic development of countries of the Greater Mekong region and their neighbours. It is in Australia’s national interest that water resources in the region are effectively managed and equitably shared, high social and environmental standards are applied for water-related investments, water governance […]

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