• AWP to develop a river basin user guide for India

    On 16 March, the AWP River Basin Planning team convened a workshop in New Delhi, India, to foster discussion around planning opportunities in the Krishna, Godavari and Mahanadi river basins. David Harriss of Access Water Management, Tony Weber and David Winfield of Alluvium, and Melita Grant of the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures facilitated the workshop, which introduced the Australian approach to water sharing […]

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  • 3rd MRC Summit

    Outcomes from the 3rd Mekong River Commission Regional Summit and International Conference

    The 3rd Mekong River Commission Summit and International Conference was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 2-5 April 2018. The event is held every four years, with this year’s theme ‘Enhancing joint efforts and partnerships towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Mekong River Basin’. The Summit is managed by the Mekong River Commission […]

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  • Kunshan Government offers cash incentives for water stewardship

    In a milestone step for corporate water stewardship, a municipal government in China has recently announced a financial incentive for companies to become certified by a standard set by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Asia-Pacific. On 26 March, the Kunshan Government announced it would offer RMB100,000 (AU$20,000) to those that meet the requirements needed […]

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  • AWP and IWMI to collaborate on water management across the Asia-Pacific

    On 26 April, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation within the Asia-Pacific region. The MoU was jointly signed in Canberra by Kaye Schofield AO, AWP Chair; Michael Wilson, Acting First Assistant Secretary […]

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  • AWP at WASH Futures 2018

    WASH Futures was an international conference held in Brisbane on 5-9 March developed and hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the International WaterCentre (IWC) and the Australian WASH Reference Group. The conference drew 350 delegates from 30 countries and featured over 100 informative presentations across 24 thematic sessions over the first two […]

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  • The conclusion of the High Level Panel on Water

    The High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) concluded on 14 March 2018, with an Outcome Report presented to the United Nations Secretary-General and World Bank President at a ceremony in New York. Australian Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull, was one of 11 Heads of State invited to sit on the Panel, which was established to […]

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  • Australia at the 8th World Water Forum

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) attended the 8th World Water Forum (WWF) in Brasilia on 18-23 March, which this year centered on the theme of ‘Sharing Water’. WWF is organised by the World Water Council and takes place every three years. It is seen as one of the […]

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  • Celebrating World Water Day 2018

    World Water Day was held on 22 March, with organisations, communities and individuals all over the world celebrating all things water. This year, the day coincided with the World Water Forum (Brasilia, 18-23 March) which brought some of the world’s most established water experts together. The theme of ‘Nature for Water’ highlighted nature-based solutions to […]

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  • Image of the future ‘smart city’ of Amaravati, India, as rendered by Singapore master-plan consultants Surbana Jurong.

    Andhra Pradesh – Australia Water Sensitive Cities Partnership

    The Australian Water Partnership is excited to embark on a new partnership with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide Australia’s urban water management expertise to two Indian cities – Amaravati and Vijayawada. Following the signing of the MoU between the Andhra Pradesh Government and […]

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