• Kunshan Government offers cash incentives for water stewardship

    In a milestone step for corporate water stewardship, a municipal government in China has recently announced a financial incentive for companies to become certified by a standard set by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Asia-Pacific. On 26 March, the Kunshan Government announced it would offer RMB100,000 (AU$20,000) to those that meet the requirements needed […]

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  • AWP and IWMI to collaborate on water management across the Asia-Pacific

    On 26 April, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation within the Asia-Pacific region. The MoU was jointly signed in Canberra by Kaye Schofield AO, AWP Chair; Michael Wilson, Acting First Assistant Secretary […]

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  • Planning with water: part one

    Planning with Water is a six-part series that looks toward building a new value premise and societal change around water as the most valuable commodity on earth, essential to our future survival.

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  • Ground level reflections from the High-Level Panel on Water’s initiatives

    As an initiative to support the now-concluded High Level Panel on Water (HLPW), ‘WaterGuide’ policy dialogues were held with four countries to share Australian expertise and experience in water scarcity and drought management, discussing the most significant challenges faced in each country. I personally participated in the Mexico-Australia WaterGuide Dialogue. A recurring challenge identified in Mexico and in the other participating countries was the question of how to effectively allocate and manage water for the environment, providing useful context for an additional contribution to the work of the HLPW—A Guide to Managing Water for the Environment.

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  • Dr Lisa Robins — Strengthening water governance: lessons from Australia and the United Kingdom

    By Lisa Robins, Robins Consulting This interview and related content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.

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  • Australia’s skills in water resources well placed to assist global demand for expertise

    The Australian Water Partnership provided a quality presence at World Water Forum 8, held in Brasilia over the week of 18th to 23rd of March 2018. AWP hosted a booth over the course of the week and supported the presence of several Australian water experts in plenary sessions. There were an estimated 600 enquiries at the […]

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  • Australia at the 8th World Water Forum

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) attended the 8th World Water Forum (WWF) in Brasilia on 18-23 March, which this year centered on the theme of ‘Sharing Water’. WWF is organised by the World Water Council and takes place every three years. It is seen as one of the […]

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  • Water as capital: the wealth of life

    In order to ​truly ​understand and ​solve the ​problems ​inherent in our ​relationship ​with the ​natural world we must agree with the premise that the ​freshwater/​ocean continuum ​is the most ​essential ​element in any ​effective ​response to ​decades of ​extraction, ​transformation, ​and pollution. ​

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  • Celebrating World Water Day 2018

    World Water Day was held on 22 March, with organisations, communities and individuals all over the world celebrating all things water. This year, the day coincided with the World Water Forum (Brasilia, 18-23 March) which brought some of the world’s most established water experts together. The theme of ‘Nature for Water’ highlighted nature-based solutions to […]

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  • Strengthening water governance in Malaysia

    More than 400 delegates attended Sabah’s World Water Day Conference & Exhibition “Nature for Water” in Kota Kinabalu (21-22 March). The four conference themes were policy & management, water-related natural resources management, research on water, and technology on water. My presentation focused on strengthening water governance in Malaysia with examples from Australia and the United Kingdom.

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