• AWP at OzWater’22

    Ozwater’22, Australia’s most prominent international annual water conference and exhibition, took place in full force this year with most delegates attending the event in person in rainy Brisbane, Australia from May 10–12, 2022. The three-day conference program under the theme Our Water Journey was an opportunity to celebrate the evolution of the water sector in Australia, […]

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  • Scaling-up nature-based solutions for climate-resilient cities

    Our future is urban. Cities fuel our economies, nurture innovation and have tremendous capacity to improve quality of life. More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas—a figure that is set to increase to 68 percent by 2050 according to the UN. Particularly in developing country contexts, it is a major […]

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    Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program

    Supported by the AWP, the Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program (WUIP) is helping to improve water quality in Indonesia while enhancing the reliability, operational efficiency and financial sustainability of drinking water or wastewater management companies—known as Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum (PDAMs). In Indonesia, many ageing water supply systems are struggling to cope with the rapid […]

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

    Improving management of groundwater resources in Laos and the Sekong Basin

    Commencing in March 2021, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) to develop a national Groundwater Profile and a pilot Sustainable Groundwater Management Plan (SGMP) for the Sekong Basin. Laos is undergoing rapid development that heavily relies […]

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  • A large park with integrated urban design nestled in a city in Thailand

    Valuing water through nature-based solutions in the Mekong Region

    The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. Today, access to water is under extreme threat from […]

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  • How Yarra Valley Water is challenging perceptions of gender roles in the water utility sector

    Women, water and climate change are inextricably linked. Clean, safe and accessible water for everyone in the community plays a critical role in addressing poverty and contributing to economic and human development. Cohesive and fair communities are naturally more resilient, including to shocks from a changing climate or disease outbreaks. Through the Australian Water Association […]

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    Valuing the benefits of Nature-based Solutions for integrated urban flood management in Asia

    The Australian Water Partnership is supporting a new initiative as part of its Australia-Mekong Water Facility to identify, evaluate and realise the benefits associated with Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for integrated urban flood management in the Mekong region. NbS are increasingly being integrated into urban planning to provide more cost-effective and flexible approaches to addressing the […]

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  • Front row (L-R): Prof Dr Nilar Aye (Head of Department of Civil Engineering, Mandalay Technological University), Prof Dr Khin Ni Ni Thein (Secretary of Advisory Group, NWRC), U Win Hlaing (Joint Secretary NWRC and Director General DWIR), U Cho Cho (Advisory Group Chair, NWRC), Khin Theingi Sann (Project Officer, AIRBM Project).

    Myanmar Young Water Professionals Batch 5 graduate

    The fifth batch of Myanmar Young Water Professionals (YWP) attended their graduation ceremony at the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems in Yangon on 30 May and a new batch is due to start next month. ‘Batch 5’ was made up of 13 participants all under the age of 35—seven from government […]

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