• A key recommendation for incorporating traditional knowledge systems into scientific research: prioritising STEM education for First Nations Peoples

    In an interview with Aboriginal water expert Brad Moggridge, the value of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) education for Aboriginal youth, and Australians as a whole was discussed. Brad’s take was that by making STEM education a priority, particularly for First Nations Peoples, we will be able to set the stage for their greater engagement […]

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  • Staff from the Myanmar Hydro-Informatics Centre and the Directorate of Water Resources & Improvement at a river systems modelling training workshop held in Yangon (14-22 Dec 2017), with staff from eWater.

    River system modelling training for Myanmar

    Photo: Participants at the River Systems Modelling training held in Yangon, Myanmar, with staff from eWater. As a part of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), eWater Solutions provided introductory training to in-country personnel to improve their capacity to model water using eWater Source, Australia's national hydrological modelling platform. Source is being used for river basin [...]

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  • River hydraulic training for Myanmar

    Photo: Staff from Myanmar DWIR at the river hydraulic training course with staff from the UNSW Water Research Laboratory, and the Australian Water Partnership (courtesy of UNSW). As a part of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), the University of New South Wales Water Research Laboratory (WRL) provided river hydraulics training to staff from the Myanmar government's [...]

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  • The importance of networks

    Developing relationships and engaging in conversations to build your knowledge, develop your contact base, and improve your effectiveness to address water management challenges Water managers across the globe, by the nature of our profession, face challenges and draw upon our own knowledge and understanding to implement solutions. On a weekly and sometimes daily basis, studies […]

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  • Indonesia Australia Business Week 2017

    The second Indonesia Australia Business Week (IABW) will take place across multiple cities in the week of 6–10 March 2017. The event is a chance for or Australian businesses to explore a diverse range of commercial opportunities in Indonesia. With a population of more than 255 million – more than half of whom are under […]

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  • Progress on Australia-Vietnam twinning program

    The Australian Water Association (AWA) facilitated twinning introductions between five Australian and five Vietnam water utilities as a part of activities in Vietwater, 7-11 November 2016, supported by the AWP. The introductions are considered a critical pre-requisite in the formation of successful utility twinning and in scoping out priority areas, organisational constraints, and the development […]

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  • Pune workshop on data acquisition for IWRM

    Eight AWP partners participated in a two-day international workshop in Pune, Maharashtra, with the Government of India and representatives from the World Bank on the theme ‘Reliable data acquisition system for integrated water resources management’. The main objective of the event was to bring together Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) practitioners and leading HydroMet instrument […]

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  • Asia-Australia Water Learning Week 2016

    The Asia-Australia Water Learning Week, run by the International WaterCentre and supported by the Asia Development Bank (ADB), was a study tour aimed at generating new networks and building capacity of participants working within the irrigation sub-sector to i) manage water resources and prepare for water scarcity through policy, regulation and technological enhancements; and ii) [...]

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  • PWWA workshop in Canberra

    As was reported in October, the AWP has embarked on a multifaceted capacity-building activity with the Pacific Water & Wastewater Association (PWWA) and its member utilities. As a part of this, PWWA members flew to Canberra for a 3-day workshop from 29 Nov to 1 Dec. The aim of the workshop was to identify common challenges and […]

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  • Nairobi Delegation to Melbourne

    A delegation from the Water and Sanitation Committee of Nairobi County, Kenya, and Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company visited Australia in September to meet with a range of stakeholders involved in Melbourne’s water and sanitation management, including storm water harvesting. The visit was to support the development of water and sanitation policy for the […]

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