UNSW is one of the leading research intensive universities in the Asia Pacific region with world class expertise, facilities and infrastructure. The University has a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines. Water is one of the areas of research strength for the University, and UNSW has an outstanding record of research and delivery in the areas of Water research and technical advice, and some very good existing links to countries in the Indo-Pacific region. The University has been providing water related advice since 1959 when the Water Research Laboratory was established. Since then, other water related centres have been added and now the University hosts the Water Research Centre, the UNESCO Membrane Centre, the Connected Waters Initiative and the Centre for Ecosystem Science, as well as research in environmental sociology etc. Through the various water-related Centres on campus, UNSW possesses great breadth and depth in many areas of water research which would assist in achieving the development outcomes in the AWP vision and Mission.