• Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar Central Dry Zone (Image: Matthew McCartney/IWMI).

    Work on the hydrogeology of Myanmar’s Dry Zone to be published after 30 years

    As part of the Ayeyarwady River Basin Planning Program under the World Bank’s Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), the AWP is supporting partners to conduct a Groundwater Review of the Central Dry Zone in Myanmar, a 54,000km expanse of land home to almost a quarter of Myanmar’s population of 52 million people. Leading […]

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    Iran-Australia cooperation to renew Lake Urmia

    As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) established last September between The University of Melbourne and Sharif University of Technology in Iran, a joint research program will focus on finding practical solutions to the urgent issues facing the Lake Urmia Basin, a national priority for Iran. Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran was once the […]

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  • Bridge over Ayeyarwady River at sunset, Sagaing Region, Myanmar.

    Ayeyarwady Murray-Darling Basin Twinning showcased at Myanmar World Water Day

    Myanmar World Water Day, held in Nay Pyi Taw on 13–14 March and now in its fourth year, brought together local and international representatives from the water sector to discuss and collaborate on the sustainable development of Myanmar’s water resources. U Henry Van Thio, Vice President and Chairman of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) […]

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    WaterGuide – New HLPW framing paper released

    A new framing paper for the High-Level Panel on Water – WaterGuide – is now publicly available. It is an organising framework for improving water resource management and use in response to scarcity. It is intended to be used primarily by national or local governments in countries where water scarcity is a present or future […]

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    World Water Forum 2018: Sharing Water

    The World Water Forum organised by World Water Council aims “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life”. Given […]

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    Launch of Kini Interview Series

    In early February, Kini launched its interview series with leading water practitioners addressing water challenges and how best to face them. The aim of the interviews is to gain insights from local Australian water experts and to stimulate discussions around related stories and challenges within communities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The first two Kini interviews […]

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    Water Abundance XPRIZE and DFAT innovationXchange competition

    The Water Abundance XPRIZE is an open challenge to use technology to improve affordable access to clean water in high humidity areas where water is currently unavailable or inaccessible. It seeks to attract a solution to the lack of access to clean water encapsulated in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Water scarcity is a serious […]

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  • River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri, South Australia

    South Australia’s water industry recognised

    Australian Water Partnership CEO Professor Gary Jones told Water Industry Alliance (WIA) members in Adelaide that the Alliance was recognised for having played a major role in developing the industry over many years and was at the forefront of breaking into international markets. “South Australia’s water industry is recognised as a global leader in areas […]

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  • Dr Gary Jones, eWater, Canberra

    Dr Gary Jones to leave eWater and the Australian Water Partnership

    Dr Gary Jones at the eWater office in Canberra where he served as CEO from 1995, and CEO of the AWP since its establishment in May 2015. Dr Gary Jones, CEO of the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) announced his intent to leave the organisation at the end of February 2017, after 18 months in the […]

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  • eWater training staff from the Hydro-Informatics Centre and the Directorate of Water Resources & Improvement on using the river systems modelling platform, Source.

    River system modelling training for Myanmar

    Photo: Participants at the River Systems Modelling training held in Yangon, Myanmar, with staff from eWater. As a part of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), eWater Solutions provided introductory training to in-country personnel to improve their capacity to model water using eWater Source, Australia's national hydrological modelling platform. Source is being used for river basin [...]

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