• ​Bottom-up engagement with communities in Laos

    In an interview, Tari Bowling spoke about the necessity of authentic community engagement in her work in Laos. Her stories were such great examples of how the best intentions can have unintended consequences when communities have not been brought in at the earliest stages of a project. This article details her experiences. Implementing the SDGs has to […]

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  • Local, national, and global approaches to meeting the SDGs

    In an interview with Tari Bowling, she discussed how individual nations are holding themselves accountable for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This article looks more closely at who is doing what — which countries are participating in the voluntary national review process and, in particular, what France is doing, which is considered to be one of […]

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  • Tari Bowling interview: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and implementing WASH programs in Laos

    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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  • The effects of land and water separation on First Nations Peoples

    Although Australia’s innovative water policies and management frameworks have resulted in significant gains regarding water management, some of these policies have had impacts on access to water for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In an interview, Bradley Moggridge, Aboriginal water expert, surfaced that the National Water Initiative’s de-coupling of water and land has had the […]

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  • What water management can learn from traditional fire ecology

    Australian land and water management are shifting to incorporate traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). In an interview with Bradley Moggridge, he talked about how traditional fire ecology has transformed the way that some land is now being managed in Australia. Scientific literature points to ways that TEK can support improved water management, and how this is […]

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  • A key recommendation for incorporating traditional knowledge systems into scientific research: prioritising STEM education for First Nations Peoples

    In an interview with Aboriginal water expert Brad Moggridge, the value of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) education for Aboriginal youth, and Australians as a whole was discussed. Brad’s take was that by making STEM education a priority, particularly for First Nations Peoples, we will be able to set the stage for their greater engagement […]

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  • Synergies between environmental flows and cultural water

    In an interview with Brad Moggridge, Aboriginal water expert, researcher, and advocate, he described the relationship between environmental flows and cultural water  Cultural water is water resources and water conditions informed by First Nations Peoples to sustain and benefit them, improving their spiritual, cultural, environmental, and economic condition. Environmental flows are, more simply, the sources […]

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  • Philanthropic water to support environmental goals

    Many different policy approaches have emerged over the past ten years trying to find ways to support Indigenous rights to water in Australia. Some of these have looked great on paper, but have been difficult to implement. Others have been cut short when political cycles have moved on to other priorities. In an interview with Bradley […]

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  • Launch of Kini Interview Series

    In early February, Kini launched its interview series with leading water practitioners addressing water challenges and how best to face them. The aim of the interviews is to gain insights from local Australian water experts and to stimulate discussions around related stories and challenges within communities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The first two Kini interviews […]

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  • Water Abundance XPRIZE and DFAT innovationXchange competition

    The Water Abundance XPRIZE is an open challenge to use technology to improve affordable access to clean water in high humidity areas where water is currently unavailable or inaccessible. It seeks to attract a solution to the lack of access to clean water encapsulated in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Water scarcity is a serious […]

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