Integrating learning away-from-work into return-to-work plans – an innovative approach to action the benefits of training

Reflections on the Multiscale Integrated River Basin Management training program by Frederick Bouckaert Taking three weeks out of a busy work schedule, pushing aside important commitments, and convincing your workplace that it is worth it to apply for a highly competitive Multiscale Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) training program, requires courage and convincing. One of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Partnering for River Basin Governance in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

An Australian consortium of Australian Water Partnership Partners—led by Aither with eWater and the Institute for Study and Development Worldwide (IFSD)—is working with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and DFAT to enhance cooperation and strengthen river basin governance arrangements in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. The HKH spans 3,500km across eight […]

Call for Proposals: Elevating River Basin Governance and Cooperation in the HKH Region

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Submission Deadline: Tuesday 24 Friday 27 November 2020, 5.30pm (AEDT) – extended The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking a partner consortium to design and undertake a program of activities with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), that will contribute to elevating river basin governance and cooperation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya […]

Environmental Water Management in the Indo-Pacific: An Australian Perspective, published

A new AWP knowledge product is now available that focuses on environmental water management in the Indo-Pacific region – authored by Professor Stuart Bunn, Associate Professor Mark Kennard, and Professor Sue Jackson from the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University. An overview of the threats to freshwater ecosystems, the significance of freshwater biodiversity and the […]

Applying consumption-based water management to achieve real water savings for China

The China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to produce a regional study, with technical and policy guidelines for consumption-based water management. Consumption-based water management has been pioneered in China in Turpan (semi-arid Xinjiang) and in the water-stressed Hai river […]

Australia-Mekong Water Facility: Strengthening resilience for the Greater Mekong region

Water resources are central to the food security, energy needs, public health and economic development of countries of the Greater Mekong region and their neighbours. It is in Australia’s national interest that water resources in the region are effectively managed and equitably shared, high social and environmental standards are applied for water-related investments, water governance […]

The Indo-Pacific Water Stewardship Program: working towards improving water stewardship in China and Indonesia

The Australian Water Partnership is supporting the Indo-Pacific Water Stewardship Program 2019-2022 — the second phase of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Asia-Pacific’s Indo-Pacific Program. Water stewardship engages private sector industries in integrated water resources management, enabling them to understand shared catchment water challenges, guiding them to develop site water stewardship plans that respond […]

Progressing ideas and understanding of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region water challenges

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Australian Water Partnership (AWP), the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in April 2019 to strengthen cooperation between Australia and countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) by collaborating on water management issues of common interest. AWP […]

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