• Water Action Decade 2018-2028

    The Decade for Action: International Conference and Women Water Forum

    The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) supported water leaders from the Asia-Pacific to attend the Women Water Forum in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 19 June to promote women’s voices and inclusion in water governance. Dr Marian Neal, AWP Partnerships and Knowledge Manager, was joined by Dr Khin Ni Ni Thein, Secretary Advisory […]

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  • The conclusion of the High Level Panel on Water

    The High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) concluded on 14 March 2018, with an Outcome Report presented to the United Nations Secretary-General and World Bank President at a ceremony in New York. Australian Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull, was one of 11 Heads of State invited to sit on the Panel, which was established to […]

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  • Australia at the 8th World Water Forum

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) attended the 8th World Water Forum (WWF) in Brasilia on 18-23 March, which this year centered on the theme of ‘Sharing Water’. WWF is organised by the World Water Council and takes place every three years. It is seen as one of the […]

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  • Celebrating World Water Day 2018

    World Water Day was held on 22 March, with organisations, communities and individuals all over the world celebrating all things water. This year, the day coincided with the World Water Forum (Brasilia, 18-23 March) which brought some of the world’s most established water experts together. The theme of ‘Nature for Water’ highlighted nature-based solutions to […]

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  • Kini interview with Tony Slatyer, Special Advisor on Water, DFAT – Part 2

    In this follow-up interview Tony shares updates to the High Level Panel on Water that has taken place since his last interview. Karen Delfau of the International Water Centre Alumni Network sits down with Tony to discuss key updates on the HLPW involving the HLPW statement on WASH, the Water Innovation Engine and progress on […]

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  • Kini interview with Tony Slatyer, Special Advisor on Water, DFAT

    Listen to the latest Kini interview with Tony Slatyer, the Special Advisor on Water to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, speaking about the UN/World Bank High Level Panel on Water (HLPW), its initiatives, and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Karen Delfau of the International Water Centre Alumni Network sits down with Tony to […]

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  • Malcolm Turnbull at the High-level Panel on Water

    Australian Prime Minister, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, attended the first full meeting for the UN/World Bank High-level Panel on Water (HLPW) yesterday in New York. Among other important issues, the PM referenced the AWP Australian Water Reform Journey, authored by Jane Doolan of the University of Canberra. “We have made very great strides in water […]

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  • UN and World Bank chiefs announce members of joint High-level Panel on Water

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced in April the appointment of 10 Heads of State and Government, as well as two Special Advisors, to the High-Level Panel on Water. The panel, which was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos last January, aims to mobilise effective […]

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