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Oxfam Australia is a humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation affiliated to the Oxfam Confederation of 20 organisations operational in over 90 countries. This includes engagement in water related industries: developing effective policies and practices in access to potable water and sanitation, multiple water usage (small-scale irrigation, energy generation and catchment management), disaster risk management and management of water resources including water, fisheries and wetlands at the community, national and international levels. https://www.oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/indigenous-australia
Oxfam Australia has over 20 years experience working in the Mekong Basin to promote improved governance: https://www.oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/infrastructure-people-and-environment/save-the-mekong/mekonginclusion). https://asia.oxfam.org/what-we-do/water-governance
The program supports a network of local and regional civil society organizations based in Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia,Thailand supporting riverine communities to play an active role in shaping the policies and practices that impact on their lives and those of other riparian communities. The program builds upon Oxfam’s experience in the region promoting community access to water and forest resources including fisheries at the community and policy levels; and builds also upon Australia’s experience in multi-stakeholder and trans-boundary governance of water resources. Oxfam has particular experience and expertise in ensuring the inclusion of multiple stakeholders and marginalised groups in water policy dialogue and processes including indigenous people, women and remote communities within the framework of national and international standards and practices. A similar program is being implemented in S Asia.