• Professor Nick Schofield (credit: UNSW)

    Outgoing AWP CEO Nick Schofield retires after a 43-year career in the water sector

    Last week the Australian Water Partnership team farewelled its CEO of almost three and a half years, Professor Nick Schofield, who is retiring after a 43-year career in the water sector based in his native UK and Australia. Commencing his tenure in July 2017, Nick led the AWP through the end of its first phase […]

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  • The Murray River along the border of New South Wales and Victoria near Wentworth, Australia, November 2020 (credit: Google, Maxar Technologies, CNES / Airbus)

    BasinGuide: A guide to river basin planning released

    The Australian Water Partnership has published BasinGuide: A Guide to River Basin Planning to help practitioners address the challenge of water security and unsustainable river management, and further the ambitions of many Indo-Pacific countries to improve their river basin management and cooperation of shared rivers across jurisdictional boundaries. BasinGuide describes the Australian experience in river […]

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  • Morning view of river in Thailand during drought (credit: Adobe Stock / sushi7688)

    Australia and Thailand collaborate on irrigation water sharing to manage water scarcity

    At the start of 2020, Thailand was in the midst of its worst drought in the last four decades. About half of the major reservoirs in the country were below 50 per cent of capacity, and low river levels meant saltwater intrusion affected drinking water supplies and farming. There has also been insufficient water to […]

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  • Upper Johnstone River, QLD, Australia (Credit: Terrain NRM)

    Waterway Health Report Cards publication released

    The Australian Water Partnership has published Waterway Health Report Cards: An Australian Perspective, authored collaboratively by Griffith University’s International WaterCentre and the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science. In it, report card practitioner and water resources professional, Simon Costanzo, and marine ecologist, John Kirkwood, describe the important and collaborative process that is involved in […]

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    Australia to assist South East Asia with early warning COVID-19 surveillance

    The Australian water sector is set to help five South-East Asian nations develop an early warning surveillance system to track COVID-19 prevalence in wastewater, with the support of the Australian Water Partnership through its Australia-Mekong Water Facility Grant. The Australian Water Association and Water Research Australia have partnered to transfer leading Australian innovation in the […]

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  • Michael Wilson appointed new CEO of the Australian Water Partnership

    Mr Michael Wilson has been appointed as the incoming Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Water Partnership. This follows an announcement by Prof Nick Schofield in March of his intention to retire at the end of 2020. Nick commenced as AWP CEO in mid-2017. Over the past three years, he has developed a highly capable […]

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  • A woman fills up water jugs in Hinta Village, which has about 750 families with a population of 3680 (credit: Western Sydney University / Michael Chew)

    Villagers adapting groundwater management during COVID-19

    Groundwater levels across India have been falling rapidly, affecting the livelihoods and wellbeing of village communities. The MARVI project (Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention) aims to tackle this issue by adopting a participatory approach for measuring groundwater levels and improving groundwater productivity and sustainability. The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported […]

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