• 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • Water Stewardship: Ethics, business and responsible water management

    This World Water Day, the Alliance for Water Stewardship is unveiling the new International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard 2.0). Water stewardship is a globally-endorsed, effective, consistent, and verifiable water management system that drives good site and catchment level actions. It is embodied in the AWS Standard and can be implemented by any site anywhere […]

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  • Kamala Basin Stakeholder Workshop on Formulation of Basin Development Goals and Pathways, Janakpur, Nepal, 12-13 July 2018. Credit: Hemant Ojha, Ram Bastakoti, Antonia Gamboa Rocha and Mahesh Shrestha.

    Planning for sustainability of water use in Nepali basins

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting policy and legal aspects of basin planning in Nepal for a Kamala Basin Planning Initiative, building upon the work of the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP). The Kamala River Basin is situated in the eastern part of Nepal and supports agriculture-based livelihoods for about 600,000 people. The people […]

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  • L-R: Project partners and advisors for the ‘Gender, water, and food synergies in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in Myanmar’ project launched during World Water Week, Myanmar (5-6 March 2019): 1. Dr Chaw Yin Mint, Director Health and Nutrition, WRTC-Myanmar 2. Daw Yin Min Thann, Director Environment and Safeguard, WRTC-Myanmar 3. Dr Swe Swe Aye, Chairperson, Ayeyarwady River Basin Research Organisation (ARBRO) and Advisor to WRTC-Myanmar 4. Prof Dr Khin NiNi Thein, Founding Chair, Water Mothers Organization 5. Mr Rory Hunter, Myanmar Coordinator Australian Water Partnership 6. Dr Alice Bouman-Dentener, Vice-President WRTC International Foundation; Honorary Founding President, Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) 7. Daw Nwe Nwe Yi, Secretary and Treasurer, Water Mothers Organization 8. U Aung Kyi Maung, Director, Rainwater Harvesting Campaign for Thingungyun T/S, WRTC-Myanmar

    Australian Water Partnership announces funding for project on ‘Gender, water, and food synergies in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in Myanmar’

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) initiative under the umbrella of ‘Next Generation Irrigation and Agricultural Water Management for Asia Pacific’. The first project within this program was launched in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, during their World Water Day celebrations (5-6 March 2019), and is […]

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  • Establishing a scientific evidence base for planning in the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar

    Under the Government of Myanmar’s wider Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (financed by a US$100 million World Bank loan), the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has provided support for the design and implementation of the Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) – the first comprehensive environmental, social and economic assessment of the Ayeyarwady River […]

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  • A village near Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands. Credit: DFAT

    Improving essential services to communities across the Pacific

    For Pacific Islanders, the saying ‘water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink’ is getting a little too close for comfort. The coral atoll islands depend on freshwater lenses held in the sand beneath the island. Pollution and seawater intrusion caused by storm surges resulting from the increased intensity and frequency of cyclones are […]

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