Preventing water crises: Outcomes from the Budapest Water Summit

The Budapest Water Summit was held from 15–17 October, organised by the Government of Hungary with the theme of ‘Preventing Water Crises’. AWP Partner Mr Tony Slatyer, Water Policy Group, attended at the invitation of the Government of Hungary and support of AWP, joining hundreds of delegates to discuss challenges in the fields of governance, […]

Out-scaling of Managed Aquifer Recharge and sustaining groundwater use through village-level intervention

The Australian Water Partnership has provided support to Western Sydney University to refine and upscale the outputs of a groundwater project recently completed in India. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project, Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI), focused on training farmers in groundwater management in the Indian states […]

South Australia’s global program inspires international leaders to advance circular economy

Twenty-two international leaders, with strong representation from India, participated in Green Industries SA’s Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy held in Adelaide from 22–26 July. Green Industries SA’s unique program provides experiential learning on sustainable water management and critical aspects of the circular economy and has been supported by funding from the Australian Water […]

Australia-Mekong Water Facility: Strengthening resilience for the Greater Mekong region

Water resources are central to the food security, energy needs, public health and economic development of countries of the Greater Mekong region and their neighbours. It is in Australia’s national interest that water resources in the region are effectively managed and equitably shared, high social and environmental standards are applied for water-related investments, water governance […]

Call for EOI: Indonesia Water Security: Water Supply Specialist

Submission Deadline: Friday 3 May 2019, 5.30pm (AEST) [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is looking for a Water Supply Specialist to provide technical assistance as part of the development of an Asian Development Bank (ADB) project to support the Government of Indonesia. This AWP activity will contribute to the design of a US$605M ADB project. […]

Call for EOI: Indonesia Water Security: PPP specialist in water supply infrastructure

Submission Deadline: Friday 3 May 2019, 5.30pm (AEST) [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is looking for an Australian specialist in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in water supply infrastructure to provide technical assistance as part of the development of an Asian Development Bank (ADB) project to support the Government of Indonesia. This AWP activity will contribute […]

Improving essential services to communities across the Pacific

For Pacific Islanders, the saying ‘water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink’ is getting a little too close for comfort. The coral atoll islands depend on freshwater lenses held in the sand beneath the island. Pollution and seawater intrusion caused by storm surges resulting from the increased intensity and frequency of cyclones are […]

International Symposium on ‘Creating a Water Secure Pakistan’

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, through its Law and Justice Commission (LJCP), hosted an International Symposium on “Creating a Water-Secure Pakistan” in Islamabad on 19-21 October, in response to the country’s water crisis. Pakistan’s per capita surface water availability has declined from 5,260 cubic meters per year in 1951 to approximately 1,000 cubic meters in […]

Outcomes from the 2018 ADB Asia Water Forum

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Asian Development Bank (ADB) 2018 Asia Water Forum was held on 2-5 October at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Over 800 participants attended to share knowledge and experiences on water security in the Asia-Pacific region focusing on the theme of ‘Information, Innovation and Technology’. Australian Water Partnership (AWP) Program Manager, Simon Tilleard, joined […]

The Evolution of Water Stewardship publication released

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Australia’s remarkable role in initiating and building a new system for protecting one of the world’s most precious resources, water, has been outlined in a new publication. The Evolution of Water Stewardship: An Australian Perspective tells the story of a concept catalysed by Australia’s Millennium Drought that developed into a global system for managing water […]

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