Capacity building in action supporting water resources management in Indonesia

From January 29th to February 2nd, a 5-day practical workshop aimed at enhancing professional development in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) applied to Water Resources Management took place in Jakarta, Indonesia. This initiative is one of the main outputs from the Activity “Capacity development for spatial planning as a key component of water resources management in […]

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. […]

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 […]

Strengthening the coordination of flows in the Mekong

Improving regional and national communication and information sharing in Lao PDR On 2 May 2023, the Lao National Mekong Committee Secretariat (LNMCS) and Alluvium presented the Draft Guidelines for Flow Coordination in Lao PDR at the 4th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit hosted in Vientiane, Laos. The MRC Summit is the highest-level political event in the […]

Team Australia at the Mekong River Commission Summit

With temperatures above 40 degrees and hundreds of delegates converging from all over the world for the 4th Mekong River Commission International Conference and Summit, Vientiane was literally and figuratively a hot place to be the first weekend in April 2023. Our home in the Lao PDR National Convention Centre was the ‘Australia’ booth in […]

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 […]

Integrated River Basin Management: Towards a deeper, holistic understanding of related concepts, tools, and opportunities

An integrated approach to managing water resources Understanding upstream–downstream linkages – whether it be in the context of natural processes or socio-ecological landscapes – is vital to ensuring effective water resources planning at the river basin level. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the management of land and water in upstream regions has direct impacts […]

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) […]

Skip to content