Vietnam Water Stewardship workshop: from Risk to Resilience

As climate change, population growth, urbanisation and competing upstream users diminish water quality and availability, it has become apparent that all water users have a role in enhancing water security. Effective governance arrangements are critical to successfully implementing water security solutions over the mid to longer term. This includes factors such as stakeholder engagement, managing […]

Capacity building in action supporting water resources management in Indonesia

From January 29th to February 2nd, a 5-day practical workshop aimed at enhancing professional development in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) applied to Water Resources Management took place in Jakarta, Indonesia. This initiative is one of the main outputs from the Activity “Capacity development for spatial planning as a key component of water resources management in […]

Reflections from the 14th annual Pacific Water and Wastewater Association Conference

Themed ‘Water Resilience, Infrastructure and Climate Change’, the 14th Pacific Water and Wastewater Association Conference was held in Koror, Palau in late September 2023 and drew over 200 water experts from across the Indo-Pacific region.   The Conference comprised of the 7th Pacific Water and Wastewater Forum and the AWP-funded Young Water Professionals program, and provided an […]

Indigenous knowledge featured in Voices for Rivers campaign

First Nations knowledge and tools are an important component of Australia’s water journey and including Indigenous know-how in water planning and governance is essential for sustainable water management globally.  The International RiverFoundation’s (IRF) Voices for Rivers campaign aims to raise awareness about the critical role of rivers within ecosystems by showcasing Indigenous knowledge of water […]

COP28 Water Pavilion Launches Official Website, A Hub for Global Water Solutions 

The COP28 Water for Climate Pavilion has unveiled its official website, providing a digital platform to showcase innovative solutions and facilitate international collaboration on water-related issues.   The website, which can be accessed at, promises to be a vital resource during the upcoming COP28 summit, where the role of water towards climate mitigation and adaptation […]

Partnerships for a resilient and climate smart water sector

The Australian Water Association (AWA), supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP), is driving collective impact for a resilient and climate smart future through partnerships in Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Pacific. Program Snapshot: The Solomon Islands In April of this year Sally Armstrong, Head of International and Industry Programs at AWA, was on an island-hopper on her way to Munda, on New Georgia Island in the Western Province […]

Reduce, reuse, recycle – a circular economy for sustainable water management

Australia, jointly with India and Fiji, hosted a side event at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday 13 July 2023. The session convened a panel discussion on Sustainable Water Management, focusing on the linkages between SDG6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG12 (responsible […]

PSH scoping in the Kingdom of Happiness

This is Part 3 of a four-part blog series. AWP Program Lead Rohan Kent writes about his recent scoping mission with ANU on sites for Pumped Storage Hydropower in the Himalayan region. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. It’s reported that only a handful of pilots globally are qualified to make a successful […]

Partners Workshop resources now available

The key annual event for AWP, our Partners Workshop took place from 8-9 March 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia. The workshop was an opportunity to share knowledge and experience and look at how Australia can effectively play a role in supporting the Indo-Pacific in climate action and response. Recordings of selected sessions are now available […]

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