International Partners


Multilateral Partners have been carefully selected on the basis of common strategic aspirations with Australian Water Partnership (AWP), and their experience and influence in the Indo-Pacific. These partnerships are formalised through the signing of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), AWP (eWater Ltd) and the partner organisation.

The MoUs with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank enable AWP to align with their large water resource management investment loans and grants. AWP provides timely support and specific niche Australian water expertise to promote improved development outcomes of these loans and grants that also contribute to achieving our vision and mission. An example is the support and advice AWP Partners provided to the US$100 million Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project in Myanmar and the AU$735 million National Hydrology Project in India.

The MoUs with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) enable AWP to leverage off their long-term presence, experience and relationships they have developed in the Indo-Pacific region.

Regional Organisations

AWP also develops partnerships with International Partners that are less formal in nature than an MoU. For example, we are actively involved in the Board and Strategy and Policy Special Committee of the Asia Water Council. These types of informal partnerships strengthen Australia’s standing in the Indo-Pacific region.

DFAT Posts

AWP strives to work closely with DFAT Posts in our key geographies to assist with requests for assistance from In-country Partners that are channelled through Post. Intelligence from Post regarding water-related priorities in the region enables AWP to provide support in the form of Australian water specialists and advisors in an immediate and responsive manner.