• The Murray River along the border of New South Wales and Victoria near Wentworth, Australia, November 2020 (credit: Google, Maxar Technologies, CNES / Airbus)

    BasinGuide: A guide to river basin planning released

    The Australian Water Partnership has published BasinGuide: A Guide to River Basin Planning to help practitioners address the challenge of water security and unsustainable river management, and further the ambitions of many Indo-Pacific countries to improve their river basin management and cooperation of shared rivers across jurisdictional boundaries. BasinGuide describes the Australian experience in river […]

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    Establishing a community of practice for Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion

    In the water sector, inequality and social exclusion can exist within water governance and management, access to water services, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Discrimination can be experienced due to race, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Gender Equality, Disability, and […]

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  • Front row (L-R): Prof Dr Nilar Aye (Head of Department of Civil Engineering, Mandalay Technological University), Prof Dr Khin Ni Ni Thein (Secretary of Advisory Group, NWRC), U Win Hlaing (Joint Secretary NWRC and Director General DWIR), U Cho Cho (Advisory Group Chair, NWRC), Khin Theingi Sann (Project Officer, AIRBM Project).

    Myanmar Young Water Professionals Batch 5 graduate

    The fifth batch of Myanmar Young Water Professionals (YWP) attended their graduation ceremony at the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems in Yangon on 30 May and a new batch is due to start next month. ‘Batch 5’ was made up of 13 participants all under the age of 35—seven from government […]

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  • Outcomes from International Women’s Day and World Water Day 2020

    The theme for this year’s UN World Water Day (22 March) was about water and climate change, and how the two are inextricably linked. Clean, safe and accessible water for everyone in the community plays a critical role in addressing poverty and contributing to economic and human development. Sustainable and efficient use of water is […]

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  • Kitlang Kabua elected as Marshall Islands MP: AWP Program helping to build the next generation of water leaders

    Former Australian Water Partnership Young Water Professional (YWP) Kitlang Kabua has been elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the Marshall Islands. At 28 years old, Ms Kabua is the youngest MP ever elected to Parliament—or Nitijela, as it is known in the Marshall Islands. She was elected for the first time in the […]

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  • Working towards Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has accelerated its commitment to Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) by undertaking a policy review and incorporating better disability inclusion to address recommendations from the review. AWP also hosted a training session and workshop for Partners which included capacity development in disability inclusion. The AWP GESI Policy was developed […]

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  • Australian Water Partnership gathers for its 4th annual workshop to discuss partnering to address water security in the Indo-Pacific

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) held its 4th annual Partners Workshop in Sydney on 5–6 February 2020, themed ‘Partnering to address water security in the Indo-Pacific region’ with a focus on networking and collaboration. The two-day workshop focused on how the AWP can best harness partnerships to address water security and management challenges in the […]

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  • Indonesia water utility site tour at IWWEF 2019 (Credit: AWA)

    Supporting Indonesia’s water technology industry: Outcomes from the 8th Indonesia Water and Wastewater Expo & Forum

    The 8th Indonesia Water and Wastewater Expo & Forum (IWWEF) was held on 18–20 September in Jakarta, attracting over 5,000 visitors including Australian young water professionals, technology providers and utilities. The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported the Australian Water Association (AWA) to host an Australian delegation and program, sharing Australia’s water knowledge with attendees from Indonesia […]

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  • Building healthy and resilient rivers: Outcomes from the 22nd International Riversymposium

    The 22nd International Riversymposium was held in Brisbane on 20–24 October. The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) was again involved in a program of events and initiatives throughout the three-day event, which attracted delegates from 36 countries and focused on building healthy and resilient rivers. AWP supported Riversymposium as ‘Diversity in Water’ Partner for the 2nd year […]

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    Next generation irrigation and water management for the Asia-Pacific

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) is implementing the Next Generation Irrigation and Water Management for the Asia-Pacific Program (NextGen Program) under the auspice of the multilateral UN FAO-DFAT-AWP Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was established in December 2017. The overarching program will modernise Asia’s irrigation systems and water management […]

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