• Maintenance technician inspecting wastewater treatment equipment (credit: bunyarit/Adobe Stock)

    Sharing COVID-19 water industry experiences through Telewater

    The Australian Water Partnership supported two webinars in July through its Australian Telewater Network, established to provide developing countries with increased remote access to Australian water resources advice, knowledge and tools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars were facilitated by the Australian Water Association (AWA) in collaboration with Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) […]

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  • Aerial view of water turbines used for industrial wastewater in SE Asia (source: Shutter Din/Adobe Stock)

    Supporting water utilities in the Pacific and South-East Asia to respond to COVID-19

    As Australia is working on recovering and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are cognisant that many countries still face public health challenges around accessing safe and clean water which are essential requirements for preventing viral spread and infection. As many countries are now transitioning to economic recovery, support for water utilities is needed to […]

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  • 3D rendering of planet Earth covered with a complex luminous network connecting Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (credit: Adobe Stock / Anton Balazh)

    Launching an Australian Telewater Network for international development

    Since early March, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has been identifying and developing a series of responses to assist the Australian Government to support developing countries prepare, respond and recover from COVID-19. One such response was to establish a platform to deploy Australian […]

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  • Child in Mumbai slums (photo: Adobe Stock / FiledIMAGE)

    Assessing COVID-19 vulnerability and water sector interventions in the Indo-Pacific

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging in developing parts of Asia where high population densities, combined with low infrastructure capacity, make social distancing interventions near impossible. These areas usually have inadequate health services—ill-equipped to handle the likely increase in patients. Similarly, in the Pacific, most countries have limited medical resources to manage the global […]

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  • COVID-19 and Water Resources Management: Reframing our priorities as a water sector

    By Marian  J. Neal The water sector has an important role to play in our immediate response to COVID-19 as well as in the recovery and rebuilding phases as the world readjusts to a range of legacy impacts from the pandemic. This role spans and incorporates the breadth and depth of the various domains and […]

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  • Empowering village communities for a sustainable water future: $1B project launched to improve groundwater management in India

    The Government of India’s National Groundwater Management Improvement Program, known as Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL), took effect on 1 April and will run for five years, having been officially launched on 25 December 2019 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The program is being established by the Government of India (GoI) with […]

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  • Helping Vietnam modernise irrigation for high-value crops

    A team of Australian irrigation experts visited Vietnam in March to provide technical guidance on two new initiatives implemented as a result of the Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces (WEIDAP) program – a US$120 million Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded project being assisted by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP). After Vietnam suffered a severe […]

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