• Sakon Nakhon, Thailand (credit: Adobe Stock / Alex)

    Supporting Thailand’s Water Data Reform

    On 23-24 May 2019, Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) and national partners held a workshop in Bangkok on ‘Information Governance and Adaptation M&E in the Thai Water Sector’. About 40 mid-level professionals attended the two-day workshop with expertise in water, meteorology, forestry, agriculture and information management. At the request of the ONWR to […]

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  • Strengthening bilateral cooperation between Australia and Hindu Kush Himalaya countries

    On 17 April, Australia and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen bilateral water cooperation between Australia and countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. The MoU was signed at the ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, […]

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  • Kamala Basin Stakeholder Workshop on Formulation of Basin Development Goals and Pathways, Janakpur, Nepal, 12-13 July 2018. Credit: Hemant Ojha, Ram Bastakoti, Antonia Gamboa Rocha and Mahesh Shrestha.

    Providing water policy advice to the Government of Nepal

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting policy and legal aspects of basin planning in Nepal for a Kamala Basin Planning Initiative, building upon the work of the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP). The Kamala River Basin is situated in the eastern part of Nepal and supports agriculture-based livelihoods for about 600,000 people. The people […]

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  • Establishing a scientific evidence base for planning in the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar

    Under the Government of Myanmar’s wider Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (financed by a US$100 million World Bank loan), the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has provided support for the design and implementation of the Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) – the first comprehensive environmental, social and economic assessment of the Ayeyarwady River […]

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  • Sustainable Hydropower Expert seconded to the Mekong River Commission

    As part of its engagement in the Mekong region, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) seconded an Australian Sustainable Hydropower Expert to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) from June 2017 to December 2018. With hydropower rapidly developing in the Mekong Basin (with 40 planned projects in 2017 and an additional 14 anticipated by 2020), the MRC […]

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  • Australia and Myanmar renew MoU for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management

    Australia and Myanmar have signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management. The MoU was signed by Australia’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Jeremy Kruse, and Secretary for Myanmar’s National Water Resources Committee, Director-General U Htun Lwin Oo. The signing occurred during the Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and […]

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