Watering the climate convention

Reflections from COP27 and Cairo Water Week by Lucía Gamarra.  Last month, over 30 thousand people from government, non-government organisations, corporate and civil society gathered in the ‘Bay of the Wise’—aka Sharm El Sheikh—to talk about the climate crisis. The focus of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) was ‘Together […]

People managing the invisible: participatory groundwater monitoring in India

Mr Hari Ram Gadri has been a farmer in a small village called Dharta in Rajasthan, India, for four decades. His livelihood and his family’s wellbeing depend on his ability to grow crops both for sustenance and to pay for his children’s education and other needs. Unfortunately, much of India is subject to significant droughts […]

Supporting improvement of Thailand’s water quality management

Thailand is facing challenges with managing water quality in many reservoirs across the country due to pressure from agricultural, domestic, and industrial pollution, coupled with urbanisation and climate change. The Australian Water Partnership’s Australia-Mekong Water Facility is supporting exchange of knowledge, expertise and standard methodologies of reservoir quality management between Australian partners (led by Griffith […]

Digital technologies for a climate resilient water sector

Digital technologies are playing an increasingly important role in supporting climate and disaster resilience and enhancing environmental sustainability. To enhance capacity on application, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the delivery of a 6 week online short course, “Digital technologies for a climate resilient water sector”. Across Asia and the Pacific region, rapidly changing […]

Helping fish to migrate and breed in the Lower Mekong Basin

As hydropower development increases in the Lower Mekong Basin, there are concerns about the impacts on fisheries which provide significant socio-economic value to the basin population. AWP has partnered with the Mekong River Commission, GIZ and Charles Sturt University (CSU) to test methods to monitor how fish pass through dams. The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) […]

Gender and ethnicity in planning sustainable groundwater management in Lao PDR

Groundwater is a strategic resource for building climate resilience, boosting agriculture and improving the health and livelihoods of rural communities. Since 2021 the Australian Water Partnership has been supporting the sustainable development of groundwater resources in Lao PDR including preparation of a groundwater management plan for the Sekong province. Policy makers and planners in Lao […]

Strengthening water cooperation in Laos

Over the past 5 years, Australia further strengthened water cooperation with the Government of Lao PDR by supporting the development of a National Water Resources Management Strategy. A consortium of Australian Water Partnership (AWP) partners led by AMPERES together with eWater, Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), Truii and the National University of Laos (NUOL) worked closely […]

Call for EOI: Water Week at the World Expo in Dubai

Submission Deadline: Tuesday 30 November 2021, 5.30pm (AEDT) The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking Australian Partners to participate in the Water Week (20–26 March 2022) which will be held at the World Expo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Activity Background The World Expo, running from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, is […]

The climate crisis is a water crisis and therefore, a food crisis

By Dr Krista Singleton-Cambage (WWF-Australia) and Michael Wilson (Australian Water Partnership – AWP) On 31 October, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change began in Glasgow. COP26 delegates are meeting—some in person, some virtually—under the shadow of what the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called a “code […]

Increasing water availability and security for Indian smallholder farmers

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) are supporting a group of Australian experts to collaborate with counterparts in India to increase the availability and security of water for India’s smallholder farmers. Smallholders operating in rainfed agricultural systems in India are highly vulnerable to rainfall variability, with water […]

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