Submission Deadline: Friday 7 June 2019, 5.30pm (AEST) The Australian Water Partnership is seeking to appoint a Facility Coordinator to support the delivery of the Australia-Mekong Water Facility, a new initiative funded by DFAT’s Greater Mekong Water Resources Program. The Facility Coordinator is expected to be based in the Greater Mekong region, and preferably in Vientiane, [...]Continue reading
Realising the Potential: Composting toilets are proven with no water or power. In remote communities/illegal towns which agencies SHOULD be responsible for introducing & managing composting toilets – waste water , or garbage collection, or …?
Several brands of composting toilets have been used for many years in Australia’s national parks, remote defence establishments, by main roads and also by commercial eco-resorts, camping groups etc. The technology is well proven. It seems that composting toilet technology would be a useful additional to more traditional WASH technology in remote or illegal township […]Continue reading
On 17 April, Australia and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen bilateral water cooperation between Australia and countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. The MoU was signed at the ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading