Developing water and wastewater capacity in the Pacific Islands

Since May 2016, AWP has been supporting a major capacity development program for the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA)—the peak association bringing together 31 water utilities across 21 Pacific Island countries to collaborate, exchange knowledge and work collectively. The Pacific faces several challenges regarding its water resources, with almost all Pacific Island areas either […]

Supporting the delivery of integrated river basin management training in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

From 12–25 November, a training program on Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) was co-delivered by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and a consortium of Australian Partners—Alluvium, Griffith University’s International WaterCentre, and independent consultants (Helen Johnson, Ganesh Pangare, Andrew Johnson, Karlene Maywald, and Adrian Volders). The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) spans 3,500km across […]

Call for Proposals: Coordination of Flows in the Mekong (Lao PDR): Improving regional and national communication and information sharing

Submission Deadline: Tuesday 21 December 2021, 5.00pm (AEDT) Activity Background The MRC has developed procedures, technical guidelines, strategies and plans to be used by Member Countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam) to provide guidance on optimising national planning for basin-wide benefits and avoid, minimise, and mitigate regional costs. However, there has been limited integration of […]

AWP to launch new Australia Awards courses on climate change and water in the Indo-Pacific

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), will launch new short courses on climate change and water for partners in the Indo-Pacific. The AWP Climate Change and Water Short Courses will strengthen the suite of Australia Awards opportunities already available through the Australian Government’s international development […]

Flood response technology in Timor-Leste contributes to regional Mekong dialogue on water security

A collaboration between Australia and Timor-Leste water sectors supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) was highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue, co-hosted as a hybrid event by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) on 19–20 August. The collaboration demonstrates how simple digital technology being adopted by […]

Building climate change resilience in West Java

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Indonesia to build climate change resilience in water-stressed basins in West Java, Indonesia. The Water Security and Climate Resilience in West Java project, which commenced in July 2021, will build on the momentum already generated by the Indonesia Water Coalition (IWC) to […]

Call for Proposals: Climate Change and Water Short Courses

Submission Deadline: Monday 30 August 2021, 5.00pm (AEST) The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking an Australian Partner/s to design and deliver a training program on climate change and water. The courses will be delivered online as Australia Awards Short Courses to participants from the Pacific, South Asia and Southeast Asia regions. Activity Background Australia […]

Increasing water availability and security for Indian smallholder farmers

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) are supporting a group of Australian experts to collaborate with counterparts in India to increase the availability and security of water for India’s smallholder farmers. Smallholders operating in rainfed agricultural systems in India are highly vulnerable to rainfall variability, with water […]

Outcomes from Ozwater’21

Ozwater—Australia’s premiere international water conference and trade exhibition—returned this year as a face-to-face event with international delegates attending online. On 4–6 May, Ozwater’21 was attended by over 1,100 delegates in person and over 100 online. The Australian Water Association (AWA) hosts the Ozwater conference each year, facilitating several events to further enhance knowledge sharing relations between Australia […]

Call for Proposals: Supporting the development of an Integrated River Basin Management Plan for the Nam Xam basin, Lao PDR

Submission Deadline: Friday 4 June 2021, 5.30pm (AEST) The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking Australian Partner/s to provide technical support to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) in developing a comprehensive river basin management plan for the Nam Xam […]

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