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    Managing aquifer recharge and sustaining groundwater use in India

    The Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI) project is engaging and empowering communities in India to monitor, use and manage groundwater at the village level. With much of India subject to severe and widespread droughts, groundwater provides an important source of fresh water for growing crops. But groundwater levels across the country have […]

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    Strengthening flood responses in Timor-Leste through digital technologies

    On 4 April 2021, Timor-Leste experienced extreme flooding. Flash floods occur regularly in the wet and dry tropical river systems of Timor-Leste, but the 2021 floods were on a scale not seen since the 1960s. The flooding came after over 350mm of rain fell in less than 8 hours, into already saturated catchments. A large […]

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    Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program

    Supported by the AWP, the Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program (WUIP) is helping to improve water quality in Indonesia while enhancing the reliability, operational efficiency and financial sustainability of drinking water or wastewater management companies—known as Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum (PDAMs). In Indonesia, many ageing water supply systems are struggling to cope with the rapid […]

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    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 […]

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  • $232 million Mekong-Australia Partnership launched

    On 8 November 2021, the Cambodian component of the Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP) was launched following a bilateral meeting between Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Prak Sokhonn, and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne. “This week, I had a productive meeting with my […]

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    Australia to assist South East Asia with early warning COVID-19 surveillance

    The Australian water sector is set to help five South-East Asian nations develop an early warning surveillance system to track COVID-19 prevalence in wastewater, with the support of the Australian Water Partnership through its Australia-Mekong Water Facility Grant. The Australian Water Association and Water Research Australia have partnered to transfer leading Australian innovation in the […]

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    Villagers adapting groundwater management during COVID-19

    Groundwater levels across India have been falling rapidly, affecting the livelihoods and wellbeing of village communities. The MARVI project (Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention) aims to tackle this issue by adopting a participatory approach for measuring groundwater levels and improving groundwater productivity and sustainability. The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported […]

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    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) […]

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    Supporting water utilities in the Pacific and South-East Asia to respond to COVID-19

    As Australia is working on recovering and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are cognisant that many countries still face public health challenges around accessing safe and clean water which are essential requirements for preventing viral spread and infection. As many countries are now transitioning to economic recovery, support for water utilities is needed to […]

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    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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