• AWP at Expo Dubai

    The World Expo in Dubai took place between 1 October 2021- 31 March 2022 with 192 participating countries. The Australian Pavilion, led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), brought a piece of Australia to the Expo, and played host to a targeted program of events that showcased the best of Australia. The […]

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  • Staff of the District Agriculture and Forestry Office (left) and the International Water Management Institute (middle) monitoring a domestic well in Pakxong district

    Sustainable groundwater management for the Sekong Basin

    Since March 2021, AWP has been supporting the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) to better manage and plan for the future of its groundwater resources. Laos is undergoing rapid development that heavily relies on its natural resources including groundwater. The resource is mainly […]

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  • Partnerships for recovery (and collaboration on climate action!)

    By Lucía Gamarra The Australian Water Partnership has focused, since its establishment in 2015, on contributing to enhancing sustainable water management, which is closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6. Indeed, water is thought to be the key element that supports and enables all the SDGs. Water for the planet, for people, […]

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  • Partnering for River Basin Governance in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

    Partnering for River Basin Governance in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

    An Australian consortium of Australian Water Partnership Partners—led by Aither with eWater and the Institute for Study and Development Worldwide (IFSD)—is working with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and DFAT to enhance cooperation and strengthen river basin governance arrangements in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. The HKH spans 3,500km across eight […]

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  • People stand under a bridge while floodwaters rage past

    Government of Timor-Leste’s adoption of digital technology strengthens flood response

    Timor-Leste recently adopted a new water supply law and policy with the central objective to deliver universal and equitable access to potable water. The Government of Timor-Leste plans to build and/or upgrade water supply systems in up to 41 Administrative Posts (or sub-district capitals). In 2020, the Government requested technical assistance from the Australian Government. […]

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  • Shore of a lake with red water among the rocks in the desert and a girl in a sari with a jug

    Why we can’t look for peace until we look for water

    In a new podcast series, launched today by Good Will Hunters, global development leaders, including former Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, are raising the alarm about the growing global water crisis. With the COVID-19 pandemic and current conflicts in the Middle East and Ethiopia exacerbated by scarce water resources, leaders are calling for […]

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    Outcomes from International Women’s Day and World Water Day 2021

    International Women’s Day (8 March) and World Water Day (22 March) provided an important opportunity to promote Australia’s development support for women and water, and their invaluable contribution to climate-resilient communities. Women, water and climate change are inextricably linked. Clean, safe and accessible water for everyone in the community plays a critical role in addressing […]

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