Australian Prime Minister, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, attended the first full meeting for the UN/World Bank High-level Panel on Water (HLPW) yesterday in New York. Among other important issues, the PM referenced the AWP Australian Water Reform Journey, authored by Jane Doolan of the University of Canberra.
“We have made very great strides in water management, and we’ve presented for the panel a paper entitled the Australian Water Reform Journey which outlines our experience. It shows in particular how our governance reforms have helped manage Australia’s food bowl, the Murray-Darling Basin.” says the PM.
The PM also announced that there will be AUD$100 million for projects to provide water and sanitation through a new Water for Women initiative.
The Australian Water Reform Journey and a series of framing papers for the HLPW were launched at Stockholm World Water Week in August. They can be downloaded from the AWP Knowledge Resource.