• CSIRO: unlocking the potential of northern Australia

    Dr Peter Stone of the CSIRO speaks about unlocking the potential of Northern Australia at the 2016 IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.   Peter is the research program director at the CSIRO and leads their work on the development of northern Australia. His presentation describes the work that CSIRO is currently undertaking to […]

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  • BOM: water resources assessment manual book

    Dr Amgad Elmahdi, head of water resources section at climate and water division of the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) speaks about the water resources assessment manual book at the 2016 IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.   This manual helps water managers and hydrologists to undertake assessments, providing a consistent and adaptable water […]

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  • Victoria State Government: Water for Victoria

    In October 2016, Victoria released its latest long-term water strategy, entitled Water for Victoria. This plan provides a contemporary example of inclusive water management, both through its development and the resulting content, for example, through arrangements to support Aboriginal values and recreational values associated with Victoria’s waterways. In addition, the plan takes steps to develop […]

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  • Prof. Gary Jones’ keynote speech at the AWP/IWA Drought Summit — October 10 2016

    Prof. Gary Jones, CEO of the Australian Water Partnership, describes the relationship that Australians have to water resources, telling the story of Australia’s journey towards improved water management and finding the balance between human needs and the needs of the environment. It has been a necessary process of learning — embracing the understanding that water must […]

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  • ADB — Asian Water Development Outlook: 2016 report

    The Asian Water Development Outlook: 2016 report explores, in detail, where Asian and Pacific Countries are along a spectrum in terms of achieving water security: the National Water Security Index. This report not only sets out the internationally-accepted frameworks for water security at the infrastructure, household and urbanized levels but it establishes the priority areas […]

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  • Flood Risk Governance: Call for case studies

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has developed a checklist for decision-makers and stakeholders to assess the performance of flood risk governance arrangements at different levels, in light of the 12 OECD Principles on Water Governance adopted in June 2015. The OECD are extending a wide call for case studies to collect practical experience and draw policy lessons from a […]

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  • Delegation to Andhra Pradesh, India

    An AWP delegation recently visited Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh at the request of the Andhra Pradesh government via the Australian Consulate General in Chennai. The delegation comprised Sophie Smith and Svetha Venkatram from the Australian Consulate General in Chennai, South India, Ralph Ogden (AWP), Colin Chartres (AWP and Crawford Fund),  Michael Spencer (Water Stewardship Australia), Simon Tilleard (Alluvium), Nick Schofield (University of […]

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  • Update: National Hydrology Project – Phase III (India)

    Progress continues on the collaboration between the AWP and the Government of India, under India’s National Hydrology Project (Phase III). The NHP Phase III aims to strengthen the institutions and quality of water information required for integrated water resources management in India. The project involves all Indian states and union territories, and several central agencies, […]

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