• Outcomes from Asia International Water Week

    AWP was involved in the first Asia international Water Week held in Gyeongju, 20-23 September in South Korea. AWP ran two sessions in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus theme and participated in the Asia to World Statement and an Asia Water Council meeting. Water-energy-food Nexus Sessions AWP helped organise two sessions in the Water-Energy-Food theme of the conference, one […]

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  • Adaptive leadership presentation by Sina Retzlaff

    Sina Retzlaff presents on Adaptive Leadership to the Pacific Young Water Professionals at the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association annual conference in Samoa. Her full presentation and a summary of the learnings is provided.

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  • Being agents of change in a changing world: a social science perspective

    As water professionals, we often encounter stakeholders with conflicting values. Leading by example, empathizing with the concerns of those we engage with, and communicating in ways that are relevant and easy to understand allows water managers to have the most influence in effecting change.

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  • Dr Len Drury launches ‘Hydrogeology of the Dry Zone — Central Myanmar’; the story behind his 30-year collaborative data gathering process

    On October 16th, in Nay Pyi Taw, bordering Myanmar’s Dry Zone, Len Drury’s much-awaited book Hydrogeology of the Dry Zone – Central Myanmar was launched. As Len explains in his recent Kini Interview, the first draft of the book was completed 30 years ago but was never published because of political complications in 1988 and […]

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  • The case for valuing water in the Philippines

    In a Kini Interview from March this year, Karen Delfau and Huw Pohlner discussed the importance of valuing water, as well as the development of economic and policy frameworks developed by Aither for the Australian Water Partnership designed to improve resource governance.

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  • Dr Len Drury interview: mapping groundwater in Myanmar’s Dry Zone and publishing 35 years of findings

    Interview quotes   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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  • Lessons from urban water reform: the Australian story

    ‘Governance reform’ is a catch phrase that is often used by water leaders as a panacea to fix the many ills afflicting a water sector. From a management perspective, reforms can be difficult to pin down and even more difficult to know where to start. In some ways, there’s no single correct starting point. The OCED principles for good water governance, while offering sound guidance, don’t necessarily help you to know how to get there. Another good starting place is to look at what someone else has done and learn from their experience.

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  • Stockholm Water Week 2017: what is new in the world of water, WASH, and the SDGs?

    By Karen Delfau, IWCAN The last time I went to Stockholm Water Week was eight years ago. Since then, many of the conversations remain the same, but many more have shifted. In particular, what I noticed was the emphasis on practical outcomes from Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs), and new approaches to financing innovation and wastewater solutions. In […]

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  • The role of development banks in development work

    In an interview with Pritha Hariram, the role of development banks to support governments to make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.was discussed. The interview explored some of the nuances of working with development banks and this article takes a step back to explore what development banks are, what they do, and how they differ from traditional […]

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  • Getting the voice of middle and senior management out into the world

    In an interview, Pritha Hariram discussed the critical importance of the cohort of professionals that have 15 to 25 year’s experience in the water sector. She identified a need to better support this often overlooked group of middle and senior managers and experienced practitioners. These individuals are not always involved in setting policies but they […]

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