• India Young Water Professionals Program Launched

    A new India Young Water Professionals (YWP) Program was launched by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP), the Government of India Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS), and the Australia-India Water Centre (AIWC)—a consortium of Australian and Indian universities. More than 100 participants joined the online launch on 29 November with remarks by the High Commissioners to [...]

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  • $232 million Mekong-Australia Partnership launched

    On 8 November 2021, the Cambodian component of the Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP) was launched following a bilateral meeting between Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Prak Sokhonn, and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne. “This week, I had a productive meeting with my […]

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  • Supporting the delivery of integrated river basin management training in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

    From 12–25 November, a training program on Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) was co-delivered by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and a consortium of Australian Partners—Alluvium, Griffith University’s International WaterCentre, and independent consultants (Helen Johnson, Ganesh Pangare, Andrew Johnson, Karlene Maywald, and Adrian Volders). The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) spans 3,500km across […]

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  • The power of story-telling for water and climate

    By Bronwyn Powell and Sarah Ransom Looking back on COP26, our impression after involvement in the first-ever Water Pavilion is of a tide of information and activity, of parties jostling to be heard, all overlaid with a sense of impending crisis. The palpable sense of urgency for action contrasted strongly against the painstaking nature of […]

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  • Dry agriculture field with rows of seedlings covered in plastic for protection

    The climate crisis is a water crisis and therefore, a food crisis

    By Dr Krista Singleton-Cambage (WWF-Australia) and Michael Wilson (Australian Water Partnership – AWP) On 31 October, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change began in Glasgow. COP26 delegates are meeting—some in person, some virtually—under the shadow of what the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called a “code […]

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  • Opinion: Water for 1.5 — the climate benefits of good water management

    By Tony Slatyer, Water Policy Group Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, as agreed to be pursued under the Paris Agreement, requires everyone to act much more quickly. Good work is already being done by water and sanitation service providers in many countries to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. One […]

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  • AWP to launch new Australia Awards courses on climate change and water in the Indo-Pacific

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), will launch new short courses on climate change and water for partners in the Indo-Pacific. The AWP Climate Change and Water Short Courses will strengthen the suite of Australia Awards opportunities already available through the Australian Government’s international development […]

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  • Water at COP26: presenting Asia-Pacific perspectives

    By Bronwyn Powell in partnership with AWP All eyes are turned to the United Nations climate change conference (COP26), with preparations and lobbying reaching their zenith. The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report has led the UN to declare ‘code red’ for humanity. Here in […]

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