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    Addressing water scarcity in Indian villages through local groundwater champions

    Since 2019, the Australian Water Partnership has been supporting the rollout of Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI) in 20,000 villages across seven Indian states. The activity is being implemented as part the Government of India’s Atal Bhujal Yojana / Atal Groundwater Program national project. Groundwater is an important source […]

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    Modern irrigation pilot to benefit Vietnam’s drought affected provinces

    The Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces (WEIDAP) project—an Asian Development Bank and Government of Vietnam project also supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP)—has been going strong for the past four years, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed in coordination and consultation with the Government of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development […]

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    Australia and UN Food and Agriculture Organization renew partnership

    On 8 December 2020, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Australian Water Partnership, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) was extended for a further two and a half years (until June 2023). The MoU—originally established in December 2017—was signed […]

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    Asia-based global water network discusses emerging development challenges

    On 16 December 2020, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) participated virtually in the 12th Board of Council meeting of the Asia Water Council (AWC). The AWC is comprised of more than 100 member organisations representing more than 26 countries worldwide, which includes two of AWP’s International Partners—Asian Development Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of […]

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    Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 published

    The Asian Development Bank and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum has virtually launched the fourth edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) report. Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 recognises the critical role water security plays on the road to achieving sustainable development, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic which has stressed crucial links between health and the […]

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    Benchmarking irrigation system performance in Cambodia

    The Australian Water Partnership recently supported the development of a system to assess the performance of the irrigation sector in Cambodia as part of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) NextGen Program. Infrastructure expansion, rehabilitation and modernisation is critical to addressing water scarcity and increasing productivity in Cambodia but increasing competition for financial support […]

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    Outgoing AWP CEO Nick Schofield retires after a 43-year career in the water sector

    Last week the Australian Water Partnership team farewelled its CEO of almost three and a half years, Professor Nick Schofield, who is retiring after a 43-year career in the water sector based in his native UK and Australia. Commencing his tenure in July 2017, Nick led the AWP through the end of its first phase […]

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  • The Murray River along the border of New South Wales and Victoria near Wentworth, Australia, November 2020 (credit: Google, Maxar Technologies, CNES / Airbus)

    BasinGuide: A guide to river basin planning released

    The Australian Water Partnership has published BasinGuide: A Guide to River Basin Planning to help practitioners address the challenge of water security and unsustainable river management, and further the ambitions of many Indo-Pacific countries to improve their river basin management and cooperation of shared rivers across jurisdictional boundaries. BasinGuide describes the Australian experience in river […]

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