Vietnam Water Stewardship workshop: from Risk to Resilience

As climate change, population growth, urbanisation and competing upstream users diminish water quality and availability, it has become apparent that all water users have a role in enhancing water security. Effective governance arrangements are critical to successfully implementing water security solutions over the mid to longer term. This includes factors such as stakeholder engagement, managing […]

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 […]

Where do the fish go in an era of hydropower development in the Lower Mekong Basin?

The Mekong River is crucial for providing populations with food and livelihoods. The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) fishery is the world’s most productive inland fishery and provides a major source of food for people in Southeast Asia. In some Mekong countries for instance, fish supply up to 80% of protein intake requirements of the people […]

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. […]

Mapping river connectivity for improved water resource management in Indonesia

A Charles Sturt University and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) project is assisting the Government of Indonesia to bridge the information gap about the impact of river barriers on ecosystems and biodiversity. A Charles Sturt University research project in Indonesia aims to overcome the information gap about the impact of river barriers on ecosystems […]

Improving water efficiency through irrigation modernisation in Vietnam

The Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces (WEIDAP) project in Vietnam is aimed at overcoming water scarcity by providing modernised irrigation systems to high value horticulture crops that were badly affected during the 2014-2016 drought. The project has made recent progress in moving from the detailed design phase to the commencement of construction. The project […]

Modernising irrigated agriculture to protect and restore aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services in Indonesia

Between the 17-18th of June, the AWP funded activity carried out by Charles Sturt University (CSU) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ‘Modernising irrigated agriculture to protect and restore aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Indo-Pacific’ held its final high-level workshop with its in-country partner, Indonesia’s National […]

Water recycling supporting premium wine production in South Australia’s McLaren Vale

Located around 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, the McLaren Vale is a premium wine-producing region with over 7,300 hectares of vineyards. It is home to more than 200 producers, including 80 cellar doors. Historically, local groundwater and surface water resources were relied upon for irrigation, commercial and industrial uses. Since the mid-1990s there have been […]

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