Call for Proposals: Secondment and technical support to SPC in hydrology

Submission Deadline: Wednesday 2 June 2021, 5.30pm (AEST) The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking Australian Partner/s to provide assistance and expertise in surface water hydrology in the Pacific, with a focus on flash flooding. A surface water hydrologist will be seconded to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), mentored from Australia, and supported […]

Improving management of groundwater resources in Laos and the Sekong Basin

Commencing in March 2021, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) to develop a national Groundwater Profile and a pilot Sustainable Groundwater Management Plan (SGMP) for the Sekong Basin. Laos is undergoing rapid development that heavily relies […]

Call for EOI: Co-development of Integrated River Basin Management training modules with ICIMOD

Submission Deadline: Friday 16 April 2021, 5.30pm (AEST) The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking Australian Partner/s to update, develop and deliver Integrated River Basin management (IRBM) training modules in collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Activity Background The AWP, the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and […]

Addressing water scarcity in Indian villages through local groundwater champions

Since 2019, the Australian Water Partnership has been supporting the rollout of Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI) in 20,000 villages across seven Indian states. The activity is being implemented as part the Government of India’s Atal Bhujal Yojana / Atal Groundwater Program national project. Groundwater is an important source […]

Australia and UN Food and Agriculture Organization renew partnership

On 8 December 2020, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Australian Water Partnership, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) was extended for a further two and a half years (until June 2023). The MoU—originally established in December 2017—was signed […]

UAE University seeks partners for Water Resource Management and Sustainability for Arid Environments Conference at Dubai Expo

The Australian Government has agreed to co-host with UAE University a joint Conference on Water Resource Management and Sustainability for Arid Environments at the World Exposition in Dubai. The Government is seeking expressions of interest from companies and institutions with proven international collaboration experience to contribute expertise to the conference, showcase cutting-edge innovations and co-lead […]

Myanmar Young Water Professionals Batch 5 graduate

The fifth batch of Myanmar Young Water Professionals (YWP) attended their graduation ceremony at the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems in Yangon on 30 May and a new batch is due to start next month. ‘Batch 5’ was made up of 13 participants all under the age of 35—seven from government […]

Sharing COVID-19 water industry experiences through Telewater

The Australian Water Partnership supported two webinars in July through its Australian Telewater Network, established to provide developing countries with increased remote access to Australian water resources advice, knowledge and tools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars were facilitated by the Australian Water Association (AWA) in collaboration with Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) […]

Launching an Australian Telewater Network for international development

Since early March, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has been identifying and developing a series of responses to assist the Australian Government to support developing countries prepare, respond and recover from COVID-19. One such response was to establish a platform to deploy Australian […]

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