• PWWA workshop in Canberra

    As was reported in October, the AWP has embarked on a multifaceted capacity-building activity with the Pacific Water & Wastewater Association (PWWA) and its member utilities. As a part of this, PWWA members flew to Canberra for a 3-day workshop from 29 Nov to 1 Dec. The aim of the workshop was to identify common challenges and […]

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  • ADB to help improve irrigation and agricultural production in Myanmar

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan to help strengthen Myanmar’s agriculture production and value chain development by improving and modernizing irrigation systems in three regions of the country’s central dry zone (CDZ). The Global Environment Facility is also providing a $4.79 million technical assistance grant to help increase rural productivity, […]

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  • Development on the Mekong river risks entire region’s economy: WWF report

    Economic growth in the Greater Mekong region depends on the Mekong River but unsustainable and uncoordinated development is pushing the river system to the brink, WWF argues in a new report. Governments, businesses, and communities in the region must come together to better manage the river in a way that respects the ecosystem’s limits if […]

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  • Sarah Wheeler on water scarcity

    Sarah Wheeler on water scarcity on What Keeps Me Awake – ABC  

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  • Nairobi Delegation to Melbourne

    A delegation from the Water and Sanitation Committee of Nairobi County, Kenya, and Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company visited Australia in September to meet with a range of stakeholders involved in Melbourne’s water and sanitation management, including storm water harvesting. The visit was to support the development of water and sanitation policy for the […]

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  • Dutch Royal visit to Brisbane

    Dutch royalty meet Brisbane water leaders during official State visit

    Brisbane, 4 November 2016: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands are told about the measures taken to combat flooding (Photo by Robin Utrecht). King Willem­-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands met with water sector leaders during their official State Visit to Australia on October 31 to November 4. Coinciding with The Water […]

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  • Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources: water quality management in Australia

    Dr Chris Hepplewhite of the Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) speaks about water quality management in Australia at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.   The National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS) forms the framework for water quality management in Australia, which is a diverse and challenging task in terms […]

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  • The Australian water reform journey

    Dr Jane Doolan of the University of Canberra speaks about the Australian water reform journey at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.   Download the Australian Water Reform Narrative. The journey encompasses 30 years of Australian water reform, and Dr Doolan describes the purpose, direction, key reflections of the Australian water reform […]

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  • Aither — Enhancing the value of water: six universal steps to improving water management

    Huw Pohlner of Aither speaks about enhancing the value of water: 6 universal steps to improving water management at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia This video guides how the Australian water experience can inform improved water management for other countries around the world through the lens of valuing water. Valuing water […]

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  • Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources: water infrastructure in the context of the National Water Initiative

    Tony Bigwood of the Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) speaks about water infrastructure in the context of the National Water Initiative at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.   The National Water Initiative is the overarching policy framework that identifies how water in Australia should be managed. In terms of […]

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