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 […]

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 […]

Kunshan Government offers cash incentives for water stewardship

In a milestone step for corporate water stewardship, a municipal government in China has recently announced a financial incentive for companies to become certified by a standard set by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Asia-Pacific. On 26 March, the Kunshan Government announced it would offer RMB100,000 (AU$20,000) to those that meet the requirements needed […]

Mutual respect and listening

Listen to Huw’s insightful interview on valuing water as a framework for identifying water management priorities.

​Surface water quality in the Asia Pacific

In an interview, Huw Pohlner discussed the critical importance of addressing surface water quality for human and ecosystem health in China and the Asia Pacific — as ambient water quality. This article examines the current state of water quality is throughout the Asia Pacific region and touches on some of the solutions that are being implemented. Water […]

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