• Child in Mumbai slums (photo: Adobe Stock / FiledIMAGE)

    Assessing COVID-19 vulnerability and water sector interventions in the Indo-Pacific

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging in developing parts of Asia where high population densities, combined with low infrastructure capacity, make social distancing interventions near impossible. These areas usually have inadequate health services—ill-equipped to handle the likely increase in patients. Similarly, in the Pacific, most countries have limited medical resources to manage the global […]

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  • Empowering village communities for a sustainable water future: $1B project launched to improve groundwater management in India

    The Government of India’s National Groundwater Management Improvement Program, known as Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL), took effect on 1 April and will run for five years, having been officially launched on 25 December 2019 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The program is being established by the Government of India (GoI) with […]

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  • Nam Ou River at Nong Khiaw village, Laos (Credit: Fabio Lamanna)

    Integrative socio-economic modelling capacity for the Mekong River Commission

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in increasing its capacity in integrative socio-economic modelling, critical to reporting on the social and economic impacts of water resource developments in the Mekong Basin. AWP Partner Sustainable Futures Institute Australia (SFIA) has been implementing a series of activities with the MRC to […]

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  • Aerial view of beautiful winding Murray River among small islands of native vegetation in Riverland, South Australia (Credit: Greg Brave / AdobeStock)

    Australian WaterTools: new publication and water management tools highlighted at Stockholm World Water Week

    The Australian Water Partnership has launched a new publication and supported partners to deliver a session at World Water Week (24–31 August, Stockholm) on ‘Australian Water Tools’ – a collaboration between eWater, Geoscience Australia and the Bureau of Meteorology. The publication, WaterTools: A Guide to three national level platforms that support the management of Australia’s […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Fact-finding in Australia’s Great Artesian Basin

    The Australian Water Partnership recently supported two hydrogeologists from Myanmar’s Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) to undergo a two-week training course on groundwater modelling followed by a fact-finding mission to the Great Artesian Basin to learn about successful artesian aquifer remediation works. Run by NPM Technical Pty Ltd (trading as HydroSimulations), in association […]

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  • Integrating Australian water tools to better manage water scarcity

    Australian Water Partnership (AWP) recently supported eWater, Geoscience Australia and the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to explore opportunities to create new, enhanced capabilities for water management. The project integrated three separate tools which had not previously been connected: GA’s Open Data Cube technology (a ground-breaking way of cost-effectively storing, managing and processing large amounts […]

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  • Asia-Pacific water leaders visit Australia for Learning Week

    The International WaterCentre (IWC) has welcomed more than 30 participants from across the Asia-Pacific region for the Asia-Australia Learning Week 2019 (5–9 August), to discuss the role of decision support tools in water policy development, investment planning and the on-ground management of water resources. Learning Weeks are developed around specific themes and designed to stimulate […]

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  • Dr Paradis Someth (eWater) delivered a presentation on introduction to WaterTools applied to Cambodia to support UN-ESCAP Drought Mechanism (Day 1).

    Improving data for water resources management in the Mekong

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) participated in the Mekong Water Data Experts Group Meeting in Washington, D.C. on 3–4 April, collaborating with experts from the US, Mekong countries, Japan and Korea as part of a larger effort to support institutions and stakeholders to better utilise data to improve water management in the Mekong region. The […]

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