Watering the climate convention

Reflections from COP27 and Cairo Water Week by Lucía Gamarra.  Last month, over 30 thousand people from government, non-government organisations, corporate and civil society gathered in the ‘Bay of the Wise’—aka Sharm El Sheikh—to talk about the climate crisis. The focus of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) was ‘Together […]

AWP at OzWater’22

Ozwater’22, Australia’s most prominent international annual water conference and exhibition, took place in full force this year with most delegates attending the event in person in rainy Brisbane, Australia from May 10–12, 2022. The three-day conference program under the theme Our Water Journey was an opportunity to celebrate the evolution of the water sector in Australia, […]

The climate crisis is a water crisis and therefore, a food crisis

By Dr Krista Singleton-Cambage (WWF-Australia) and Michael Wilson (Australian Water Partnership – AWP) On 31 October, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change began in Glasgow. COP26 delegates are meeting—some in person, some virtually—under the shadow of what the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called a “code […]

Opinion: Water for 1.5 — the climate benefits of good water management

By Tony Slatyer, Water Policy Group Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, as agreed to be pursued under the Paris Agreement, requires everyone to act much more quickly. Good work is already being done by water and sanitation service providers in many countries to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. One […]

AWP to launch new Australia Awards courses on climate change and water in the Indo-Pacific

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), will launch new short courses on climate change and water for partners in the Indo-Pacific. The AWP Climate Change and Water Short Courses will strengthen the suite of Australia Awards opportunities already available through the Australian Government’s international development […]

Water at COP26: presenting Asia-Pacific perspectives

By Bronwyn Powell in partnership with AWP All eyes are turned to the United Nations climate change conference (COP26), with preparations and lobbying reaching their zenith. The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report has led the UN to declare ‘code red’ for humanity. Here in […]

Flood response technology in Timor-Leste contributes to regional Mekong dialogue on water security

A collaboration between Australia and Timor-Leste water sectors supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) was highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue, co-hosted as a hybrid event by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) on 19–20 August. The collaboration demonstrates how simple digital technology being adopted by […]

Australian Water Partnership gathers for its 4th annual workshop to discuss partnering to address water security in the Indo-Pacific

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) held its 4th annual Partners Workshop in Sydney on 5–6 February 2020, themed ‘Partnering to address water security in the Indo-Pacific region’ with a focus on networking and collaboration. The two-day workshop focused on how the AWP can best harness partnerships to address water security and management challenges in the […]

Enhancing biodiversity services in Southeast Asia irrigation systems: UN FAO and CSU project commences

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting its partners – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) and Charles Sturt University (CSU) – to implement a project seeking to enhance biodiversity services in irrigation systems of Southeast Asia. This project will develop the tools, country-specific guidelines, regional lessons, and in-country capacities […]

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