• The Ganges at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alakna Rivers (Credit: Ruangrat / Adobe Stock).

    Launch of a River Basin Planning Guide to support the India National Hydrology Project

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) will launch a new publication for water resources practitioners in India during the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Water Management in Pune on 6–8 November. The publication, titled ‘River Basin Planning: An Indian Guide’, has been developed in consultation with the Indian Ministry of Jal Shakti to support the National […]

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  • Aerial view of beautiful winding Murray River among small islands of native vegetation in Riverland, South Australia (Credit: Greg Brave / AdobeStock)

    Australian WaterTools: new publication and water management tools highlighted at Stockholm World Water Week

    The Australian Water Partnership has launched a new publication and supported partners to deliver a session at World Water Week (24–31 August, Stockholm) on ‘Australian Water Tools’ – a collaboration between eWater, Geoscience Australia and the Bureau of Meteorology. The publication, WaterTools: A Guide to three national level platforms that support the management of Australia’s […]

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  • Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ms Frances Adamson, thanking Russell Rollason, recently retired, for his significant contribution to Australian efforts in international development and water resource management (16 September 2019, Source: DFAT).

    A sea change: DFAT farewells senior water adviser Russell Rollason, instrumental in establishing AWP

    A critical actor in establishing the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has recently retired from his position within the Governance, Fragility and Water Branch of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Russell Rollason was farewelled by colleagues from DFAT, AWP, eWater, the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Meteorology, and CSIRO on 4 September […]

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  • Integrating Australian water tools to better manage water scarcity

    Australian Water Partnership (AWP) recently supported eWater, Geoscience Australia and the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to explore opportunities to create new, enhanced capabilities for water management. The project integrated three separate tools which had not previously been connected: GA’s Open Data Cube technology (a ground-breaking way of cost-effectively storing, managing and processing large amounts […]

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  • Asia-Pacific water leaders visit Australia for Learning Week

    The International WaterCentre (IWC) has welcomed more than 30 participants from across the Asia-Pacific region for the Asia-Australia Learning Week 2019 (5–9 August), to discuss the role of decision support tools in water policy development, investment planning and the on-ground management of water resources. Learning Weeks are developed around specific themes and designed to stimulate […]

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  • The role of water in Australia’s uncertain future

    If you live in an Australian city, there’s a good chance that your water comes from surface water such as streams, rivers and reservoirs filled by rainfall and runoff. If you live in Perth, much of your water (about 40%) comes from groundwater. But you might be surprised to know that a sizeable proportion of […]

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