Vietnam Water Stewardship workshop: from Risk to Resilience

As climate change, population growth, urbanisation and competing upstream users diminish water quality and availability, it has become apparent that all water users have a role in enhancing water security. Effective governance arrangements are critical to successfully implementing water security solutions over the mid to longer term. This includes factors such as stakeholder engagement, managing […]

Lower Mekong Journalists Enhance Reporting on Water and Climate Change

Twenty-one journalists from the Lower Mekong region boosted their knowledge and skills in reporting on water and climate change through a workshop and story grants organised by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), with support from Australian Aid and the Australian Water Partnership (AWP). In early January 2024, participants joined a workshop on ‘Enhancing Inclusivity in […]

Where do the fish go in an era of hydropower development in the Lower Mekong Basin?

The Mekong River is crucial for providing populations with food and livelihoods. The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) fishery is the world’s most productive inland fishery and provides a major source of food for people in Southeast Asia. In some Mekong countries for instance, fish supply up to 80% of protein intake requirements of the people […]

Accelerating change through disability inclusive water and climate action

By Shreya Gyawali Disability inclusion is an international development priority. To ‘leave no one behind’ lies at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming to ensure peace, prosperity, and justice for all. The 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report reveals a significant deviation from the 2030 target for SDGs. Out of the 36 indicators […]

Australian-Vietnamese Study Tour on Irrigation Service Pricing in Victoria and NSW

Rising concerns about water scarcity highlight the need for efficient use of water resources to meet the increasing demands of irrigated agriculture, urban development, and industrial requirements while preserving ecosystems. Water laws play a crucial role in ensuring efficient water usage, allowing governments to regulate extraction and prevent overuse while meeting changing societal needs. An […]

Water association partnerships accelerate shift to climate smart and resilient water sectors in the Asia-Pacific

The article was originally published on the Australian Water Association’s website in  November 2023. The Partnerships for a Resilient and Climate Smart Water Sector Program recognises the urgent need for collective action to mitigate the impacts of climate change on water resources, infrastructure, and vulnerable communities. Through partnerships between the Australian Water Association (AWA) and […]

Australian water experts support development of amendments to Vietnam’s Law on Water Resources

In August 2023, Yvette Colton (Aither) and Karlene Maywald (Maywald Consultants) met with representatives of Vietnam’s National Assembly, Government of Vietnam officials, and other water sector stakeholders to discuss legal and policy water reform soon to be adopted under amendments to Vietnam’s Law on Water Resources. Yvette and Karlene shared lessons from Australia’s water reform […]

Improving water efficiency through irrigation modernisation in Vietnam

The Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces (WEIDAP) project in Vietnam is aimed at overcoming water scarcity by providing modernised irrigation systems to high value horticulture crops that were badly affected during the 2014-2016 drought. The project has made recent progress in moving from the detailed design phase to the commencement of construction. The project […]

Call for Proposals – Climate change and disability research in Vietnam

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking research experts in the field of climate change and disability inclusion to support an evidence-based research activity on the impacts of climate change, disaster risks and water insecurity on people with disabilities in partnership with the Hanoi Association of People with Disabilities (DP Hanoi) in Vietnam.  Activity Background […]

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