Digital technologies for a climate resilient water sector

Digital technologies are playing an increasingly important role in supporting climate and disaster resilience and enhancing environmental sustainability. To enhance capacity on application, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the delivery of a 6 week online short course, “Digital technologies for a climate resilient water sector”. Across Asia and the Pacific region, rapidly changing […]

Helping fish to migrate and breed in the Lower Mekong Basin

As hydropower development increases in the Lower Mekong Basin, there are concerns about the impacts on fisheries which provide significant socio-economic value to the basin population. AWP has partnered with the Mekong River Commission, GIZ and Charles Sturt University (CSU) to test methods to monitor how fish pass through dams. The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) […]

Coordinating flows in the Mekong: Pilot design in the Nam Ngum Basin (Lao PDR)

In the Greater Mekong Basin, there has been acceleration of hydropower and other reservoir development over the last 10 years, which is projected to continue. Total installed capacity (in MW) in the Greater Mekong Basin has risen from below 5,000 MW in the year 2000 to close to 35,000MW in 2020. This rapid growth in […]

Strengthening water cooperation in Laos

Over the past 5 years, Australia further strengthened water cooperation with the Government of Lao PDR by supporting the development of a National Water Resources Management Strategy. A consortium of Australian Water Partnership (AWP) partners led by AMPERES together with eWater, Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), Truii and the National University of Laos (NUOL) worked closely […]

Scaling-up nature-based solutions for climate-resilient cities

Our future is urban. Cities fuel our economies, nurture innovation and have tremendous capacity to improve quality of life. More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas—a figure that is set to increase to 68 percent by 2050 according to the UN. Particularly in developing country contexts, it is a major […]

Managing aquifer recharge and sustaining groundwater use in India

The Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI) project is engaging and empowering communities in India to monitor, use and manage groundwater at the village level. With much of India subject to severe and widespread droughts, groundwater provides an important source of fresh water for growing crops. But groundwater levels across the country have […]

Sustainable groundwater management for the Sekong Basin

Since March 2021, AWP has been supporting the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) to better manage and plan for the future of its groundwater resources. Laos is undergoing rapid development that heavily relies on its natural resources including groundwater. The resource is mainly […]

Improving the delivery of water services in Vietnam

From 2016 to 2019, the AWP supported the Australian Water Association (AWA) to facilitate twinning relationships between Vietnamese and Australian water utilities; developing the capacity of Vietnamese water utilities in asset management, water technology, operator accreditation, minimising non-revenue water, water safety plans, business management and public-private partnerships. Access to clean drinking water and safe disposal […]

Strengthening flood responses in Timor-Leste through digital technologies

On 4 April 2021, Timor-Leste experienced extreme flooding. Flash floods occur regularly in the wet and dry tropical river systems of Timor-Leste, but the 2021 floods were on a scale not seen since the 1960s. The flooding came after over 350mm of rain fell in less than 8 hours, into already saturated catchments. A large […]

Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program

Supported by the AWP, the Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program (WUIP) is helping to improve water quality in Indonesia while enhancing the reliability, operational efficiency and financial sustainability of drinking water or wastewater management companies—known as Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum (PDAMs). In Indonesia, many ageing water supply systems are struggling to cope with the rapid […]

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