• 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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  • The conclusion of the High Level Panel on Water

    The High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) concluded on 14 March 2018, with an Outcome Report presented to the United Nations Secretary-General and World Bank President at a ceremony in New York. Australian Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull, was one of 11 Heads of State invited to sit on the Panel, which was established to […]

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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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  • World Water Day 2018: Flinders researchers support Laos in nature-based solutions for water

    Global water demand is estimated to increase by 20 to 30% by 2050. As water use increases as a function of population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns, the greatest increases in domestic demand should occur in African and Asian sub-regions where it could more than triple. 3.6 billion people worldwide, nearly half the […]

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  • Carl Daamen interview: developing river basin models and water sharing policy in the Upper Godavari

    An interview with Carl Daamen, a principal ecologist at eWater. Carl discusses eWater’s working with Government of Maharashtra Water Resources Department aimed at building their capacity in the use of water management in the Upper Godavari basin

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  • Tony Slatyer interview — Part 3: the High-Level Panel on Water, its initiatives, and Sustainable Development Goal 6

    Tony Slatyer interview — Part 1 Tony Slatyer interview — Part 2 Tony Slatyer interview — Part 3 Tony Slatyer interview — Part 4 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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  • Why we should all pay attention to Cape Town’s drought

    By Dean Muruven, WWF “…the worst time to respond to drought is in the midst of one. At that point, there are few, if any, good options available to avoid the worst impacts of drought, and combined with enflamed passions and politics, reaching consensus on solutions is nearly impossible.” This is an extract from an […]

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