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    Developing water and wastewater capacity in the Pacific Islands

    Since May 2016, AWP has been supporting a major capacity development program for the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA)—the peak association bringing together 31 water utilities across 21 Pacific Island countries to collaborate, exchange knowledge and work collectively. The Pacific faces several challenges regarding its water resources, with almost all Pacific Island areas either […]

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  • Partnerships for recovery (and collaboration on climate action!)

    By Lucía Gamarra The Australian Water Partnership has focused, since its establishment in 2015, on contributing to enhancing sustainable water management, which is closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6. Indeed, water is thought to be the key element that supports and enables all the SDGs. Water for the planet, for people, […]

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  • Changes to AWP Management: New eWater Limited Group CEO Announced

    Since 2015, the Australian Water Partnership has been managed by eWater Limited (eWL) on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). eWL is a not-for-profit company owned by the Commonwealth and every Australian state and territory government. Following Dr Robert Carr’s resignation as eWater CEO in December last year, the eWL Board […]

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  • $232 million Mekong-Australia Partnership launched

    On 8 November 2021, the Cambodian component of the Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP) was launched following a bilateral meeting between Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Prak Sokhonn, and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne. “This week, I had a productive meeting with my […]

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  • Supporting the delivery of integrated river basin management training in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

    From 12–25 November, a training program on Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) was co-delivered by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and a consortium of Australian Partners—Alluvium, Griffith University’s International WaterCentre, and independent consultants (Helen Johnson, Ganesh Pangare, Andrew Johnson, Karlene Maywald, and Adrian Volders). The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) spans 3,500km across […]

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  • The power of story-telling for water and climate

    By Bronwyn Powell and Sarah Ransom Looking back on COP26, our impression after involvement in the first-ever Water Pavilion is of a tide of information and activity, of parties jostling to be heard, all overlaid with a sense of impending crisis. The palpable sense of urgency for action contrasted strongly against the painstaking nature of […]

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    The climate crisis is a water crisis and therefore, a food crisis

    By Dr Krista Singleton-Cambage (WWF-Australia) and Michael Wilson (Australian Water Partnership – AWP) On 31 October, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change began in Glasgow. COP26 delegates are meeting—some in person, some virtually—under the shadow of what the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called a “code […]

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