Improving reservoir water quality management in Thailand

In February 2024, the Thailand Royal Irrigation Department (RID) facilitated a workshop in Nakhon Si Thammarat as part of a continuing project supported by AWP and Australian partners, led by Griffith University. The workshop provided an opportunity for Australian and Thai experts to collaborate and exchange ideas on improving water quality monitoring, irrigation best practice […]

Lower Mekong Journalists Enhance Reporting on Water and Climate Change

Twenty-one journalists from the Lower Mekong region boosted their knowledge and skills in reporting on water and climate change through a workshop and story grants organised by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), with support from Australian Aid and the Australian Water Partnership (AWP). In early January 2024, participants joined a workshop on ‘Enhancing Inclusivity in […]

Support for flood early warning systems in the Pacific

Every year flooding in the Pacific is responsible for millions of dollars of damage, disruption to business and communities, and too often the loss of life. Support for the provision of timely, and effective flood early warnings has been a long-standing need for Pacific countries that suffer from flood impacts.    To help address this gap, […]

Returning from Dubai: Reflections on water in the climate conference

Guest Editorial by Sarah Ransom. This article was first published in World Water Policy Journal on 31 January 2024. From November 30 to December 12, 2023, the UNFCC 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) was held in the United Arab Emirates, and I was privileged enough to attend for a few days on behalf […]

Indigenous knowledge featured in Voices for Rivers campaign

First Nations knowledge and tools are an important component of Australia’s water journey and including Indigenous know-how in water planning and governance is essential for sustainable water management globally.  The International RiverFoundation’s (IRF) Voices for Rivers campaign aims to raise awareness about the critical role of rivers within ecosystems by showcasing Indigenous knowledge of water […]

COP28 Water Pavilion Launches Official Website, A Hub for Global Water Solutions 

The COP28 Water for Climate Pavilion has unveiled its official website, providing a digital platform to showcase innovative solutions and facilitate international collaboration on water-related issues.   The website, which can be accessed at, promises to be a vital resource during the upcoming COP28 summit, where the role of water towards climate mitigation and adaptation […]

Measuring the impacts of irrigation investments in West Bengal

The growing influence of climate impact and the erratic nature of rainfall has resulted in severe crop failures and loss of livelihoods in West Bengal. The dry-subhumid regions of western West Bengal receive water only during the monsoon (Kharif season – June to Sept), limiting farmers to grow one crop per year under rainfed conditions. […]

Partnerships that work: Australian and Pacific water utilities find common ground building climate resilience

Last week, key stakeholders from the Pacific water sector gathered for the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) Annual Conference & 7th Ministerial Meeting of Water Ministers in Palau, under the theme of ‘Water Resilience, Infrastructure, and Climate Change’. The Australian Water Association (AWA), supported by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade via the Australian Water Partnership joined the program to co-present […]

Australian water experts support development of amendments to Vietnam’s Law on Water Resources

In August 2023, Yvette Colton (Aither) and Karlene Maywald (Maywald Consultants) met with representatives of Vietnam’s National Assembly, Government of Vietnam officials, and other water sector stakeholders to discuss legal and policy water reform soon to be adopted under amendments to Vietnam’s Law on Water Resources. Yvette and Karlene shared lessons from Australia’s water reform […]

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