• The 2016 Water Scarcity and Drought Summit

    10 October 2016; World Water Congress & Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Groundwater resources around the world could be depleted by 2050

    New Research presented at the American Geophysical Union on the 15th December 2016 suggests that “by 2050, as many as 1.8 billion people could live in areas where groundwater levels are fully or nearly depleted because of excessive pumping of groundwater for drinking and agriculture, according to Inge de Graaf, a hydrologist at the Colorado School […]

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  • ADB to help improve irrigation and agricultural production in Myanmar

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan to help strengthen Myanmar’s agriculture production and value chain development by improving and modernizing irrigation systems in three regions of the country’s central dry zone (CDZ). The Global Environment Facility is also providing a $4.79 million technical assistance grant to help increase rural productivity, […]

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  • Development on the Mekong river risks entire region’s economy: WWF report

    Economic growth in the Greater Mekong region depends on the Mekong River but unsustainable and uncoordinated development is pushing the river system to the brink, WWF argues in a new report. Governments, businesses, and communities in the region must come together to better manage the river in a way that respects the ecosystem’s limits if […]

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  • Sarah Wheeler on water scarcity

    Sarah Wheeler on water scarcity on What Keeps Me Awake – ABC  

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  • Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources: water quality management in Australia

    Dr Chris Hepplewhite of the Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) speaks about water quality management in Australia at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.   The National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS) forms the framework for water quality management in Australia, which is a diverse and challenging task in terms […]

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  • The Australian water reform journey

    Dr Jane Doolan of the University of Canberra speaks about the Australian water reform journey at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.   Download the Australian Water Reform Narrative. The journey encompasses 30 years of Australian water reform, and Dr Doolan describes the purpose, direction, key reflections of the Australian water reform […]

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  • Victoria State Government: Water for Victoria

    In October 2016, Victoria released its latest long-term water strategy, entitled Water for Victoria. This plan provides a contemporary example of inclusive water management, both through its development and the resulting content, for example, through arrangements to support Aboriginal values and recreational values associated with Victoria’s waterways. In addition, the plan takes steps to develop […]

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  • Prof. Gary Jones’ keynote speech at the AWP/IWA Drought Summit — October 10 2016

    Prof. Gary Jones, CEO of the Australian Water Partnership, describes the relationship that Australians have to water resources, telling the story of Australia’s journey towards improved water management and finding the balance between human needs and the needs of the environment. It has been a necessary process of learning — embracing the understanding that water must […]

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