• Data audit and capacity building in Myanmar

    Another AWP project being conducted in Myanmar has been completed. ALS Hydrographics, Alluvium and Hydronumerics recently concluded a project on Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management. A database of more than 1,000 quality assured hydrological time series datasets for the Ayeyarwady Basin was compiled and installed within the Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC). Datasets […]

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  • Sponge City Trade Mission to Kunshan

    Sponge City Trade Mission to Kunshan

    Off the back of its long-standing partnership with the City of Kunshan, Jiangsu Province in China, the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) led a highly productive Trade Mission of government and industry representatives to Kunshan in February 2017. Over several days, expert presentations and discussion were geared to matching Australian industry expertise with [...]

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  • Best practices for cost recovery in implementing water management frameworks in interntional development

    In an interview with Peter Sharry, he spoke about community ownership of water management infrastructure and associated cost-recovery options. This article explores the best practices guiding this approach in closer detail. While full cost recovery is desirable to promote the sustainability of water management frameworks, realistically, water users in developing countries may only have the […]

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  • Community assets versus private assets for water management: taking a combined approach

    In an interview, Peter Sharry discussed the tensions and opportunities that surround private and community assets for water management. This article explores the famous tragedy of the commons and looks at multiple perspectives related to where water assets could and should be held within a community. ‘If it’s everyone’s, it’s no one’s.’,Peter Sharry, Axiom Water […]

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  • Rural community water development in the Pacific

    In an interview with Peter Sharry, director of Axiom Water Technologies, he discussed how addressing water challenges in rural communities required patience and listening. This was particularly so in the communities he works with, in the Pacific. Water resource management initiatives that do not listen to local people needs can often be subject to the tragedy […]

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  • Mahankal Chaur Water Treatment Plant, Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Water Operators Partnership initiated in Kathmandu, Nepal

    A work plan for a Water Operators Partnership has been developed following an inception mission to Nepal. Under the auspices of the ADB-AWP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Grantley Butterfield (AWP), Graeme Bartle-Smith (Water Services Association of Australia) and Binit Rijal (Logan City Council) travelled to Nepal on an inception mission for the Water Operators Partnership […]

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  • Lake Urmia (Image: Azin Haghighi / MEHR Newsagency)

    Iran-Australia cooperation to renew Lake Urmia

    As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) established last September between The University of Melbourne and Sharif University of Technology in Iran, a joint research program will focus on finding practical solutions to the urgent issues facing the Lake Urmia Basin, a national priority for Iran. Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran was once the […]

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  • Ayeyarwady Murray-Darling Basin Twinning showcased at Myanmar World Water Day

    Myanmar World Water Day, held in Nay Pyi Taw on 13–14 March and now in its fourth year, brought together local and international representatives from the water sector to discuss and collaborate on the sustainable development of Myanmar’s water resources. U Henry Van Thio, Vice President and Chairman of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) […]

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  • ​Technology to improve people’s relationship with food, water, air, and health

    In an interview, Huw Pohlner discusses the potential for technology and the connection economy to engage communities in environmental monitoring and data sharing. This article provides some examples of technologies out there that could be applied. This is, in no way, a comprehensive list. What else is out there that could be used to connect people […]

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  • Pacific Water & Wastewater Association

    Pacific Water & Wastewater Association The proposal was for annual funding of $500,000 over three years, to implement five areas of activity. The first is support for a new CEO position and some of the other costs of the Secretariat. The second: professional development of Board members of Pacific water utilities, as the trend in […]

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