• Front row (L-R): Prof Dr Nilar Aye (Head of Department of Civil Engineering, Mandalay Technological University), Prof Dr Khin Ni Ni Thein (Secretary of Advisory Group, NWRC), U Win Hlaing (Joint Secretary NWRC and Director General DWIR), U Cho Cho (Advisory Group Chair, NWRC), Khin Theingi Sann (Project Officer, AIRBM Project).

    Myanmar Young Water Professionals Batch 5 graduate

    The fifth batch of Myanmar Young Water Professionals (YWP) attended their graduation ceremony at the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems in Yangon on 30 May and a new batch is due to start next month. ‘Batch 5’ was made up of 13 participants all under the age of 35—seven from government […]

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  • Aerial view of Amu Darya River at the State border between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, Central Asia (credit: Dynamoland/Adobe Stock).

    Partnering to support water sector reforms and applying Australian expertise in Central Asia

    Uzbekistan is undergoing an economic and social transformation. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is prosecuting an aspirational reform agenda spanning numerous sectors of the country’s economy. Reflecting the optimism of many observers, The Economist declared Uzbekistan its 2019 ‘country of the year’, an award that ‘celebrates improvement’. In 2020, it is the turn of Uzbekistan’s agricultural water […]

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  • Maintenance technician inspecting wastewater treatment equipment (credit: bunyarit/Adobe Stock)

    Sharing COVID-19 water industry experiences through Telewater

    The Australian Water Partnership supported two webinars in July through its Australian Telewater Network, established to provide developing countries with increased remote access to Australian water resources advice, knowledge and tools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars were facilitated by the Australian Water Association (AWA) in collaboration with Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) […]

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  • Aerial view of water turbines used for industrial wastewater in SE Asia (source: Shutter Din/Adobe Stock)

    Supporting water utilities in the Pacific and South-East Asia to respond to COVID-19

    As Australia is working on recovering and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are cognisant that many countries still face public health challenges around accessing safe and clean water which are essential requirements for preventing viral spread and infection. As many countries are now transitioning to economic recovery, support for water utilities is needed to […]

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  • 3D rendering of planet Earth covered with a complex luminous network connecting Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (credit: Adobe Stock / Anton Balazh)

    Launching an Australian Telewater Network for international development

    Since early March, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has been identifying and developing a series of responses to assist the Australian Government to support developing countries prepare, respond and recover from COVID-19. One such response was to establish a platform to deploy Australian […]

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  • Child in Mumbai slums (photo: Adobe Stock / FiledIMAGE)

    Assessing COVID-19 vulnerability and water sector interventions in the Indo-Pacific

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging in developing parts of Asia where high population densities, combined with low infrastructure capacity, make social distancing interventions near impossible. These areas usually have inadequate health services—ill-equipped to handle the likely increase in patients. Similarly, in the Pacific, most countries have limited medical resources to manage the global […]

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