• Progress on Australia-Vietnam twinning program

    The Australian Water Association (AWA) facilitated twinning introductions between five Australian and five Vietnam water utilities as a part of activities in Vietwater, 7-11 November 2016, supported by the AWP. The introductions are considered a critical pre-requisite in the formation of successful utility twinning and in scoping out priority areas, organisational constraints, and the development […]

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  • Pune workshop on data acquisition for IWRM

    Eight AWP partners participated in a two-day international workshop in Pune, Maharashtra, with the Government of India and representatives from the World Bank on the theme ‘Reliable data acquisition system for integrated water resources management’. The main objective of the event was to bring together Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) practitioners and leading HydroMet instrument […]

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  • 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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