• Strengthening water cooperation in Laos

    Over the past 5 years, Australia further strengthened water cooperation with the Government of Lao PDR by supporting the development of a National Water Resources Management Strategy. A consortium of Australian Water Partnership (AWP) partners led by AMPERES together with eWater, Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), Truii and the National University of Laos (NUOL) worked closely […]

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  • Scaling-up nature-based solutions for climate-resilient cities

    Our future is urban. Cities fuel our economies, nurture innovation and have tremendous capacity to improve quality of life. More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas—a figure that is set to increase to 68 percent by 2050 according to the UN. Particularly in developing country contexts, it is a major […]

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  • $232 million Mekong-Australia Partnership launched

    On 8 November 2021, the Cambodian component of the Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP) was launched following a bilateral meeting between Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Prak Sokhonn, and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne. “This week, I had a productive meeting with my […]

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    Australia to assist South East Asia with early warning COVID-19 surveillance

    The Australian water sector is set to help five South-East Asian nations develop an early warning surveillance system to track COVID-19 prevalence in wastewater, with the support of the Australian Water Partnership through its Australia-Mekong Water Facility Grant. The Australian Water Association and Water Research Australia have partnered to transfer leading Australian innovation in the […]

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    Valuing the benefits of Nature-based Solutions for integrated urban flood management in Asia

    The Australian Water Partnership is supporting a new initiative as part of its Australia-Mekong Water Facility to identify, evaluate and realise the benefits associated with Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for integrated urban flood management in the Mekong region. NbS are increasingly being integrated into urban planning to provide more cost-effective and flexible approaches to addressing the […]

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  • Applying consumption-based water management to achieve real water savings for China

    The China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to produce a regional study, with technical and policy guidelines for consumption-based water management. Consumption-based water management has been pioneered in China in Turpan (semi-arid Xinjiang) and in the water-stressed Hai river […]

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  • Australia-Mekong Water Facility: Strengthening resilience for the Greater Mekong region

    Water resources are central to the food security, energy needs, public health and economic development of countries of the Greater Mekong region and their neighbours. It is in Australia’s national interest that water resources in the region are effectively managed and equitably shared, high social and environmental standards are applied for water-related investments, water governance […]

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