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    Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 published

    The Asian Development Bank and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum has virtually launched the fourth edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) report. Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 recognises the critical role water security plays on the road to achieving sustainable development, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic which has stressed crucial links between health and the […]

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  • Upper Johnstone River, QLD, Australia (Credit: Terrain NRM)

    Waterway Health Report Cards publication released

    The Australian Water Partnership has published Waterway Health Report Cards: An Australian Perspective, authored collaboratively by Griffith University’s International WaterCentre and the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science. In it, report card practitioner and water resources professional, Simon Costanzo, and marine ecologist, John Kirkwood, describe the important and collaborative process that is involved in […]

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  • Aerial view of Amu Darya River at the State border between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, Central Asia (credit: Dynamoland/Adobe Stock).

    Partnering to support water sector reforms and applying Australian expertise in Central Asia

    Uzbekistan is undergoing an economic and social transformation. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is prosecuting an aspirational reform agenda spanning numerous sectors of the country’s economy. Reflecting the optimism of many observers, The Economist declared Uzbekistan its 2019 ‘country of the year’, an award that ‘celebrates improvement’. In 2020, it is the turn of Uzbekistan’s agricultural water […]

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  • Framework for establishing environmental flows in the Ayeyarwady

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting an Environmental Flows (e-flows) project in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River Basin (ARB), with the objective of developing an e-flows policy framework for its adoption. There are many flows-related challenges in the ARB, including the need to balance different elements of river development and regulation to control flooding, to provide […]

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  • Applying consumption-based water management to achieve real water savings for China

    The China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to produce a regional study, with technical and policy guidelines for consumption-based water management. Consumption-based water management has been pioneered in China in Turpan (semi-arid Xinjiang) and in the water-stressed Hai river […]

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  • Zsófia Tomaj, Master of Ceremonies, Budapest Water Summit 2019 (Photo by IISD/ENB | Diego Noguera)

    Preventing water crises: Outcomes from the Budapest Water Summit

    The Budapest Water Summit was held from 15–17 October, organised by the Government of Hungary with the theme of ‘Preventing Water Crises’. AWP Partner Mr Tony Slatyer, Water Policy Group, attended at the invitation of the Government of Hungary and support of AWP, joining hundreds of delegates to discuss challenges in the fields of governance, […]

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  • Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ms Frances Adamson, thanking Russell Rollason, recently retired, for his significant contribution to Australian efforts in international development and water resource management (16 September 2019, Source: DFAT).

    A sea change: DFAT farewells senior water adviser Russell Rollason, instrumental in establishing AWP

    A critical actor in establishing the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has recently retired from his position within the Governance, Fragility and Water Branch of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Russell Rollason was farewelled by colleagues from DFAT, AWP, eWater, the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Meteorology, and CSIRO on 4 September […]

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  • Asia-Pacific water leaders visit Australia for Learning Week

    The International WaterCentre (IWC) has welcomed more than 30 participants from across the Asia-Pacific region for the Asia-Australia Learning Week 2019 (5–9 August), to discuss the role of decision support tools in water policy development, investment planning and the on-ground management of water resources. Learning Weeks are developed around specific themes and designed to stimulate […]

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