Australia’s commitments to the UN 2023 Water Action Agenda

Australia has joined countries around the world in attending the United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Conference in New York this week. As the first UN water conference in almost 50 years, this gathering has provided an opportunity for all nations to reflect on progress made and action still needed as we look towards meeting the […]

Join us online for the 2023 AWP Partners Workshop

With a theme of ‘Partnering for resilience through water and climate action’, the 2023 AWP Partners Workshop provides 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.  Many AWP partners are working in the water and climate space […]

Progressing water reform in Vietnam

Vietnam is faced with many challenges in providing its people with water security including managing the risks to water such as pollution, climate change, and over abstraction, and managing the risks from water including flooding, periods of water scarcity and subsidence. These risks occur more and more frequently, for example in October 2022, heavy rain […]

Watering the climate convention

Reflections from COP27 and Cairo Water Week by Lucía Gamarra.  Last month, over 30 thousand people from government, non-government organisations, corporate and civil society gathered in the ‘Bay of the Wise’—aka Sharm El Sheikh—to talk about the climate crisis. The focus of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) was ‘Together […]

Water Operators Partnership supports Nepalese families to access clean water

Imagine only having access to water which has been contaminated by leaky pipes. On top of this, your access to water is limited to only four hours each week.   For people living in Kathmandu this is a reality of life, and due to the water supplies being rotated throughout the city, each household does whatever […]

Gender and ethnicity in planning sustainable groundwater management in Lao PDR

Groundwater is a strategic resource for building climate resilience, boosting agriculture and improving the health and livelihoods of rural communities. Since 2021 the Australian Water Partnership has been supporting the sustainable development of groundwater resources in Lao PDR including preparation of a groundwater management plan for the Sekong province. Policy makers and planners in Lao […]

Call for EOI: AWP’s engagement in water and climate international events

Submission Deadline: Monday 20 June 2022, 5.30pm (AEST) The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking an Australian Partner to provide support in a series of dialogues leading up to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 27th Conference of Parties (UNFCCC COP27; 7–18 November 2022) and the UN Water 2023 water conference (22–24 March 2023). The […]

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, […]

Strengthening water cooperation in Laos

Over the past 5 years, Australia further strengthened water cooperation with the Government of Lao PDR by supporting the development of a National Water Resources Management Strategy. A consortium of Australian Water Partnership (AWP) partners led by AMPERES together with eWater, Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), Truii and the National University of Laos (NUOL) worked closely […]

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