• The 2016 Water Scarcity and Drought Summit

    10 October 2016; World Water Congress & Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Groundwater resources around the world could be depleted by 2050

    New Research presented at the American Geophysical Union on the 15th December 2016 suggests that “by 2050, as many as 1.8 billion people could live in areas where groundwater levels are fully or nearly depleted because of excessive pumping of groundwater for drinking and agriculture, according to Inge de Graaf, a hydrologist at the Colorado School […]

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  • Can humanity survive the 21st century? A new book by Julian Cribb explores that very question

      75 billion tons of topsoil are being eroded or degraded per year, affecting food security and resulting in widespread water contamination. This and the effects of climate change are leading to new ways of growing food. It is estimated that over half of the world’s agriculture will move indoors. Julian Cribb, Australian author, journalist, […]

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  • Development on the Mekong river risks entire region’s economy: WWF report

    Economic growth in the Greater Mekong region depends on the Mekong River but unsustainable and uncoordinated development is pushing the river system to the brink, WWF argues in a new report. Governments, businesses, and communities in the region must come together to better manage the river in a way that respects the ecosystem’s limits if […]

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  • Sarah Wheeler on water scarcity

    Sarah Wheeler on water scarcity on What Keeps Me Awake – ABC  

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  • Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources: water quality management in Australia

    Dr Chris Hepplewhite of the Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) speaks about water quality management in Australia at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.   The National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS) forms the framework for water quality management in Australia, which is a diverse and challenging task in terms […]

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  • AWP at Stockholm World Water Week

    The AWP kicked off two significant, related initiatives in Stockholm at the World Water Week in August: The first in a series of coordinated efforts to place the management of water scarcity and drought on the international agenda – and to highlight Australia’s expertise in this area – was in a workshop co-sponsored with the US […]

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  • Launch of the Australian Water Reform Narrative

    Photo: Prof Jane Doolan and Prof Gary Jones launching the Australian Water Reform Narrative. We are pleased to announce the international launch of the Australian Water Reform Narrative series, at the 2016  Stockholm World Water Week event, on 1 September. The first two narrative papers released were the Australian Water Reform Journey — which describes for […]

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  • IWA and AWP invite leaders to summit on water scarcity and drought

    Press Release – 12 May 2016  322kb The International Water Association (IWA) and the Australian Water Partnership will convene government and business leaders, NGOs, scientists and international organisations to a global summit on water scarcity and drought. The summit will take place on October 10 in Brisbane, (Queensland, Australia) in connection with the World Water Congress […]

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  • High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy

    A new World Bank report – High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy – finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. However, most countries can neutralise the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. Key findings […]

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