• Study Tour for Modernising Irrigation of High Value Crops in Vietnam

    Water security is a growing concern in Vietnam, particularly in drought-affected provinces. Most recently the 2015 -2016 El Nino drought and associated saltwater intrusion affected some 400,000ha of cropland to varying degrees of productivity loss. Urban and rural water supplies were also significantly impaired resulting in around 2 million people lacking access to water in […]

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  • Adaptive leadership presentation by Sina Retzlaff

    Sina Retzlaff presents on Adaptive Leadership to the Pacific Young Water Professionals at the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association annual conference in Samoa. Her full presentation and a summary of the learnings is provided.

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  • Gender equity and social inclusion in the Pacific workplace

    Presenter: Naea Beth Onesemo, CEO, Ministry of Women Community and Social Development

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  • Kea Pheng Interview: WASH, CLTS, and sanitation marketing success in Cambodia

    This interview and related content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.

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  • The underlying causes of non-revenue water losses and why it is important

    By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview, Will Spitzenberg, the Chief Water Engineer of ASPA in American Samoa, discussed the problem of non-revenue water (NRW) losses of up to 60% in the small island nation. This article unpacks this problem, which is particularly troublesome in developing regions, where an estimated 45 million m3 of water […]

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  • Young Water Professionals at PWWA conference, Samoa

    The Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) held the 10th Pacific Water Conference and Expo in Apia, Samoa (7–11 August), in conjunction with the Pacific Water and Wastewater Ministers Forum. AWP is supporting the PWWA secretariat, and AWP partners are training Board members from PWWA member utilities and building capacity in young water professionals (YWPs). […]

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  • Training of KUKL employees in Asset Management in Kathmandu

    Eleven staff from Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), which provides the water supply and sanitation system for Kathmandu Valley, recently completed a training course in asset management. Max Anderson, from M & S Anderson Engineering Support, provided the training on behalf of the Water Services Association of Australia, to help KUKL extend the service life […]

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  • Lessons from urban water reform: the Australian story

    ‘Governance reform’ is a catch phrase that is often used by water leaders as a panacea to fix the many ills afflicting a water sector. From a management perspective, reforms can be difficult to pin down and even more difficult to know where to start. In some ways, there’s no single correct starting point. The OCED principles for good water governance, while offering sound guidance, don’t necessarily help you to know how to get there. Another good starting place is to look at what someone else has done and learn from their experience.

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  • Mekong Regional Forum on Gender Equality in Water Governance: Lao PDR

    The Mekong Regional Forum on Gender Equality in Water Governance was held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 13th – 15th September 2017. Oxfam and IUCN coordinated the Forum which was attended by government, private sector and NGO representatives from over five countries (Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and others). The Australian Water Partnership supported the event by sending Melita Grant to present the recently published AWP report: Gender Equality and Goal 6: The Critical Connection. Here’s a summary of the important and inspiring Forum.

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  • Women’s involvement in water utilities and upper leadership roles across the globe

    In an interview, Pritha Hariram discussed the increasing prevalence of women in leadership roles in the water sector, particularly as CEOs of utilities. More and more women are in leadership positions. Pritha shared what she understood of her role working across the globe with utilities. This article explores more closely the increasing representation of women in water […]

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