• A small stream of water runs through a drought damaged area near Lamtakong dam in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Credit: AP.

    Piloting WaterGuide to address water scarcity in the Indo-Pacific

    Water scarcity is already a reality in some areas of the Indo-Pacific, with the severity and scope of its impacts forecast to increase dramatically in the years ahead. While addressing water scarcity is an ambitious and complex task, Australia’s experience shows how different solutions can be implemented to achieve tangible outcomes. While it manifests differently […]

    Continue reading
  • Sakon Nakhon, Thailand (credit: Adobe Stock / Alex)

    Supporting Thailand’s Water Data Reform

    On 23-24 May 2019, Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) and national partners held a workshop in Bangkok on ‘Information Governance and Adaptation M&E in the Thai Water Sector’. About 40 mid-level professionals attended the two-day workshop with expertise in water, meteorology, forestry, agriculture and information management. At the request of the ONWR to […]

    Continue reading
  • Outcomes from Ozwater’19

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported the Australian Water Association (AWA) as International Development Partner at Ozwater’19, which attracted more than 4,700 delegates from 39 countries. The AWA hosts the Ozwater conference each year, and this year facilitated several events to further enhance knowledge sharing relations between Australia and Indo-Pacific countries in particular. AWP support included an Indo-Pacific […]

    Continue reading
  • Strengthening bilateral cooperation between Australia and Hindu Kush Himalaya countries

    On 17 April, Australia and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen bilateral water cooperation between Australia and countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. The MoU was signed at the ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, […]

    Continue reading
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientists Travelling Research Award: Call for applications

    The Australian Academy of Science is calling for applications for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientists Travelling Research Award and general 2020 awards round. The Scientists Travelling Research Award recognises research in the natural sciences, allowing interdisciplinary and sociocultural research that could straddle the social sciences and humanities, by outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

    Continue reading
  • Outcomes from World Water Day 2019

    The theme for this year’s UN World Water Day was ‘Leaving no one behind’. It reflects the growing body of evidence and Australia’s belief in the importance of gendered and socially inclusive approaches to Water Resource Management (WRM) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to achieve more effective and sustainable outcomes in development.

    Continue reading