Improving reservoir water quality management in Thailand

In February 2024, the Thailand Royal Irrigation Department (RID) facilitated a workshop in Nakhon Si Thammarat as part of a continuing project supported by AWP and Australian partners, led by Griffith University. The workshop provided an opportunity for Australian and Thai experts to collaborate and exchange ideas on improving water quality monitoring, irrigation best practice […]

Supporting improvement of Thailand’s water quality management

Thailand is facing challenges with managing water quality in many reservoirs across the country due to pressure from agricultural, domestic, and industrial pollution, coupled with urbanisation and climate change. The Australian Water Partnership’s Australia-Mekong Water Facility is supporting exchange of knowledge, expertise and standard methodologies of reservoir quality management between Australian partners (led by Griffith […]

Increasing water availability and security for Indian smallholder farmers

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) are supporting a group of Australian experts to collaborate with counterparts in India to increase the availability and security of water for India’s smallholder farmers. Smallholders operating in rainfed agricultural systems in India are highly vulnerable to rainfall variability, with water […]

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 […]

Out-scaling of Managed Aquifer Recharge and sustaining groundwater use through village-level intervention

The Australian Water Partnership has provided support to Western Sydney University to refine and upscale the outputs of a groundwater project recently completed in India. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project, Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI), focused on training farmers in groundwater management in the Indian states […]

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 […]

Planning for sustainability of water use in Nepali basins

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting policy and legal aspects of basin planning in Nepal for a Kamala Basin Planning Initiative, building upon the work of the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP). The Kamala River Basin is situated in the eastern part of Nepal and supports agriculture-based livelihoods for about 600,000 people. The people […]

Murray-Darling Basin to help inform river basin planning in Krishna Basin States

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has recognised river basin planning in India as an emerging and key priority for its investments and has sought to support this through the development of appropriate modelling tools, decision-support systems, and policy / institutional frameworks to promote river basin planning and management. In support of river basin planning in […]

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