• Michael Wilson appointed new CEO of the Australian Water Partnership

    Mr Michael Wilson has been appointed as the incoming Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Water Partnership. This follows an announcement by Prof Nick Schofield in March of his intention to retire at the end of 2020. Nick commenced as AWP CEO in mid-2017. Over the past three years, he has developed a highly capable […]

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    Outcomes from the Innovate 4 Water marketplace for sustainable development

    Australia supports and prioritises water for development with an annual investment of roughly AU$130 million, which includes the Water for Women Fund (focusing on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and the Australian Water Partnership (focusing on Water Resource Management). However, globally, there remains an annual gap of US$140 billion when it comes to achieving SDG6. In […]

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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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    New tool shows water security vital for fighting COVID-19 in Indo-Pacific

    In support of the Australian Government’s Partnerships for Recovery policy, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has launched the COVID-19 Water Security Risk Index, developed by Griffith University researchers. The Index enables governments, communities, and development organisations to identify risks and prioritise water-related responses in the Indo-Pacific. Supported by the AWP, researchers at Griffith University’s International Water […]

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  • Remaining agile and responsive in a changing environment: How AWP is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Australia has recently suffered devastating bushfires, hail, storms and floods all in the span of a few months, but there appears to be no greater challenge than the COVID-19 pandemic, which has surpassed 2 million infected people worldwide and resulted in more than 140,000 confirmed deaths. On 27 February, the Australian Government activated its emergency […]

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  • Outcomes from International Women’s Day and World Water Day 2020

    The theme for this year’s UN World Water Day (22 March) was about water and climate change, and how the two are inextricably linked. Clean, safe and accessible water for everyone in the community plays a critical role in addressing poverty and contributing to economic and human development. Sustainable and efficient use of water is […]

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  • 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 […]

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    Outcomes from the Regional Dialogue on Water Scarcity and Floods

    A Regional Dialogue on Responding to the Challenges of Water Scarcity and Floods in South Asia was held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 10–11 December 2018. The Regional Dialogue provided an opportunity for participants to exchange information generated through research and practice, and share experience gained from projects and programs on effective responses to water scarcity […]

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    Australian and Indonesian water utilities collaborate in new twinning initiative

    The Australia-Indonesia Water Utility Improvement Program (WUIP) commenced in November 2018 with support from the Australian Water Partnership (AWP). The Australian Water Association (AWA)-led program is designed to transfer management expertise, technology, and personnel between three Australian water utilities and three Indonesian water utilities (PDAMs) to improve water quality and reliability, operational efficiency and financial […]

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  • Australian Water Partnership awarded $24M DFAT funding for Phase 2

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has been awarded funding for an additional four years resulting in the signing of the Phase 2 grant agreement between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and eWater Ltd (for the AWP) on 25 October 2018. The DFAT grant provides $24M of funds which will be rolled out […]

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