• Pacific Islands (Photo by ADB)

    Improving the effectiveness of the Pacific water utilities peak association

    The Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) has a new capacity development program, resulting in its transformation from a volunteer-based organisation to a professional body with full-time employees and a five-year Strategic Plan. The PWWA is the primary body bringing Pacific water utility organisations together to collaborate, exchange knowledge and work collectively.  The PWWA began […]

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    Outcomes from Singapore International Water Week

    Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) was held at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre on 8-11 July, attracting more than 24,000 participants from across the world. Held biennially, SIWW encourages stakeholders from the water industry globally to share best practices, showcase the latest technologies and tap into business opportunities. AWP CEO Prof Nick Schofield was invited […]

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  • New AWP Myanmar Coordinator appointed

    Mr Rory Hunter was recently appointed new part-time Myanmar Coordinator for the Australian Water Partnership (AWP). Reporting to AWP and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Greater Mekong Program, Mr Hunter will continue to foster relationships with key water sector partners in Myanmar and represent AWP in country. Mr Hunter, currently based […]

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  • Myanmar Young Water Professionals Program 4th batch welcomed

    A new group of Young Water Professionals (YWP) from Myanmar were officially welcomed in a ceremony at Yangon Technical University on 17 July. This is the fourth ‘batch’ of YWPs to participate in the eleven-month program, led by the Myanmar Hydro-Informatic Centre and jointly funded by AWP and the Netherlands Government. AWP’s Myanmar Coordinator, Mr […]

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  • Ayeyarwady SOBA Synthesis Report available online

    The digital version of the Ayeyarwady State of the Basin (SOBA) Synthesis Report (Volume 1) is now accessible online. The SOBA Synthesis report is the result of the most comprehensive assessment ever completed on Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River Basin. The draft report was launched at the Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Yangon, Myanmar in December 2017, and […]

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  • Water Action Decade 2018-2028

    The Decade for Action: International Conference and Women Water Forum

    The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) supported water leaders from the Asia-Pacific to attend the Women Water Forum in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 19 June to promote women’s voices and inclusion in water governance. Dr Marian Neal, AWP Partnerships and Knowledge Manager, was joined by Dr Khin Ni Ni Thein, Secretary Advisory […]

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  • Asia Water Council: collaborating for water security and the SDGs

    The Asia Water Council (AWC) held its 6th Board of Council meeting in Bangkok on 24-26 May. The AWC works to promote sustainable growth by solving water issues in Asia, and its Board of Council is comprised of representatives from 25 of its 100 member organisations. Prof Nick Schofield, AWP CEO, and Dr Marian Neal, […]

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  • Myanmar Young Water Professionals 3rd Batch Graduation Ceremony

    Myanmar Young Water Professionals 3rd batch graduates

    Eleven Young Water Professionals (YWPs) from Myanmar have graduated from a comprehensive training program run by the Myanmar Hydro-Informatic Centre. Three groups of young professionals have successfully completed the Myanmar YWP Program since its establishment in 2015. The YWP Program is funded by AWP and the Netherlands Government. The recent graduation ceremony, held at Yangon […]

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  • Advancing water asset planning and management in Iraq

    The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources recently hosted two AWP Partners during a visit to Baghdad, where Iraqi Government officials learnt about various aspects of Australian water industry practice. Alan Thornton of Hunter H2O and consultant Campbell Fitzpatrick met with the Iraqi Minister of Water Resources, His Excellency Dr Hassan Janabi, and dozens of other […]

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  • Driving diversity, inclusion and equality at Ozwater’18

    The Australian Water Partnership was proud to support Ozwater this year as the Australian Water Association’s (AWA’s) International Development and Channeling Change Partner. Ozwater is hosted annually by the AWA and is known as the biggest water event in the Southern Hemisphere, focusing on the urban, water utility and industry sector. The international water conference […]

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