• India National Hydrology Project proposal approved

    A proposal from the World Bank for the Australian Water Partnership to provide technical support to the India National Hydrology Project (NHP) has been approved. The World Bank has assisted the Government of India and several state governments with water sector institutional and technical capacity-building over the last 20 years. To date, this work has […]

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  • Bringing Australian water expertise to Brazil

    In of November, a team of leading Australian water management researchers visited Brazil to share their knowledge with industry professionals, academics and government representatives. Water Management workshops were held in the cities of Sao Paulo (18–19 November) and Brasilia (24 November). Australia has deliberately targeted a niche expertise of drought management. Brazil and Australia both […]

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  • Partnership call re-opened

    We are now welcoming further expressions of interest to participate in the Australian Water Partnership. Australian public and private organisations with water industry capabilities that missed Round 1 are encouraged to apply – including government departments and authorities, consultants (including sole traders), water service and technology providers, universities and research institutes, industry associations and NGOs. […]

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  • Inaugural AWP Australian Partners

    The Australian Water Partnership is pleased to announce the following organisations as Australian partners following the first expression of interest round. Offers of partnership have been made to a number of other organisations and we anticipate formalising these partnerships shortly. We look forward to the opportunity of working with these organisations in helping to manage […]

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  • Outcome of AWP Partnership Applications

    The Australian Water Partnership management team was really excited to receive such a fantastic response to its initial expression of interest for Australian partners. All applications have been assessed and the AWP Committee has endorsed the process and recommendations. All applicants have received notification of the assessment outcome. The AWP looks forward to establishing strong […]

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  • The role of water in Australia’s uncertain future

    If you live in an Australian city, there’s a good chance that your water comes from surface water such as streams, rivers and reservoirs filled by rainfall and runoff. If you live in Perth, much of your water (about 40%) comes from groundwater. But you might be surprised to know that a sizeable proportion of […]

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  • Australian Water Partnership launched at Riversymposium

    The Australian Water Partnership was launched today by the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Peter N Varghese AO, during the opening plenary of the 18th International Riversymposium: “Today it gives me great pleasure to officially launch the Australian Water Partnership – an investment of $20 million over four years through which […]

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  • DFAT Secretary to launch Australian Water Partnership

    Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is a new, innovative and strategic approach to dealing with water scarcity in the Indo-Pacific region—where population growth, food demand, industrialisation, urbanisation and climate change have significantly affected water scarcity and quality in recent years. Peter Varghese AO, DFAT Secretary, will […]

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  • Call for Expressions of Interest to participate in the AWP now open

    The call is now open for Australian organisations and businesses to participate in the Australian Water Partnership. All Australian public and private organisations have the opportunity to participate in the AWP. See the Partners area for application guidelines and submission.

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  • AWP Committee Members Announced

    We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Australian Water Partnership Committee, and welcome the inaugural members: Kaye Schofield (Chair) Bill Costello Leith Boully Joanne Chong John Ringham Malcolm Shepherd Robert Skinner Geoffrey Spencer Jody Swirepik The Committee was selected through a nomination process, finalised in the first week of August 2015. The first […]

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