• Addressing wastewater and non-revenue water challenges: insights from the American Samoa Power Authority

    Interview quotes   This interview and related content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.

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  • Young Water Professionals at PWWA conference, Samoa

    The Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) held the 10th Pacific Water Conference and Expo in Apia, Samoa (7–11 August), in conjunction with the Pacific Water and Wastewater Ministers Forum. AWP is supporting the PWWA secretariat, and AWP partners are training Board members from PWWA member utilities and building capacity in young water professionals (YWPs). […]

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  • Jordan WaterGuide Dialogue

    AWP Partners and DFAT recently conducted a mission to Jordan on the topic of managing water scarcity that involved the first application of the recent AWP publication WaterGuide. WaterGuide, published in March 2017, was prepared by Huw Pohlner and Will Fargher of Aither for AWP at the request of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs […]

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  • Training of KUKL employees in Asset Management in Kathmandu

    Eleven staff from Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), which provides the water supply and sanitation system for Kathmandu Valley, recently completed a training course in asset management. Max Anderson, from M & S Anderson Engineering Support, provided the training on behalf of the Water Services Association of Australia, to help KUKL extend the service life […]

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  • Lessons from urban water reform: the Australian story

    ‘Governance reform’ is a catch phrase that is often used by water leaders as a panacea to fix the many ills afflicting a water sector. From a management perspective, reforms can be difficult to pin down and even more difficult to know where to start. In some ways, there’s no single correct starting point. The OCED principles for good water governance, while offering sound guidance, don’t necessarily help you to know how to get there. Another good starting place is to look at what someone else has done and learn from their experience.

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  • Mekong Regional Forum on Gender Equality in Water Governance: Lao PDR

    The Mekong Regional Forum on Gender Equality in Water Governance was held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 13th – 15th September 2017. Oxfam and IUCN coordinated the Forum which was attended by government, private sector and NGO representatives from over five countries (Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and others). The Australian Water Partnership supported the event by sending Melita Grant to present the recently published AWP report: Gender Equality and Goal 6: The Critical Connection. Here’s a summary of the important and inspiring Forum.

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  • Stockholm Water Week 2017: what is new in the world of water, WASH, and the SDGs?

    By Karen Delfau, IWCAN The last time I went to Stockholm Water Week was eight years ago. Since then, many of the conversations remain the same, but many more have shifted. In particular, what I noticed was the emphasis on practical outcomes from Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs), and new approaches to financing innovation and wastewater solutions. In […]

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  • Women’s involvement in water utilities and upper leadership roles across the globe

    In an interview, Pritha Hariram discussed the increasing prevalence of women in leadership roles in the water sector, particularly as CEOs of utilities. More and more women are in leadership positions. Pritha shared what she understood of her role working across the globe with utilities. This article explores more closely the increasing representation of women in water […]

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  • Why is having a rating system important for utilities in water management?

    In an interview, Pritha Hariram introduced a tool that the IWA developed called AquaRating — and the benefits that utilities can gain when they work with this kind of rating system. Rating systems can help utilities to identify capacity gaps to better serve customers and set themselves up for potential risks or shocks to water […]

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