eWater Group wins bid to manage Phase 3 of the Australian Water Partnership

We’re delighted to announce we’ve confirmed Phase 3 for AWP and will continue to work with our implementing manager, eWater Group.  AWP General Manager Sarah Ransom said, “the AWP team is so excited to be looking ahead to a new phase of AWP, after a long period of anticipation. We have seen over Phase 2 […]

How women like Janaki are improving water use for dry season agriculture

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has been investing in research aiming to improve the livelihood of marginal and tenant farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP), particularly women, through innovations in land and labour management and improved water use. The ACIAR ‘Dry Season Irrigation for Marginal and Tenant Farmers’ (DSI4MTF) project worked […]

Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

The value of women is infinite – on International Women’s Day, we are celebrating women and girls as changemakers, innovators and leaders and their tremendous efforts around the world in shaping a more equal future and supporting COVID-19 response and recovery. Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis as health care workers, […]

Dr Ian Campbell interview: knowledge transfer in the Mekong region from an Australian perspective

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Dr Ian Campbell on knowledge transfer in the Lower Mekong region from an Australian perspective and his own business, Rhithroecology. Ian has over 40 years’ experience in freshwater ecology and river management, working in Australia, Southeast Asia and Papua New Guinea. He has worked as a river basin management agency specialist and a consultant […]

Oxfam Phillippines interview: WASH, sanitation marketing, and transformative empowerment in the Philippines

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In an interview with IWCAN’s Karen Delfau, Rona Ramos, Camille Adle, and Perlita Gacutno from Oxfam Philippines share their experiences on sanitation marketing in the Philippines, women’s leadership projects, financial structures, and implementing market-based programmes. Interview topics About Rona, Pearl, and Camille and their roles in Oxfams’s sanitation work About sanitation marketing and Oxfam’s WASH […]

Prof. Dr. Khin-Ni-Ni Thein interview: applying integrated water management in the Ayeyarwady river basin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Professor Ni-Ni Thein, secretary of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), the peak body for integrated water resources management in Myanmar.  She discusses the State of the Basin Assessment and Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management program and the need for building trust with international partners and the citizens of Myanmar to be successful. She […]

Kusum Athukorala interview: gender and water in Sri Lanka and the importance of young water professionals

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] An interview with Kusum Athukorala at the 2017 Asia International Water Week AIWW. Husum a senior advisor and chair of the Sri Lanka Water Partnership. She discusses women in irrigation, the need for a gendered perspective in water, sustainable financing, and about opportunities and challenges available to young water professionals. Kusum identifies with being […]

Mekong Regional Forum on Gender Equality in Water Governance: Lao PDR

The Mekong Regional Forum on Gender Equality in Water Governance was held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 13th – 15th September 2017. Oxfam and IUCN coordinated the Forum which was attended by government, private sector and NGO representatives from over five countries (Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and others). The Australian Water Partnership supported the event by sending Melita Grant to present the recently published AWP report: Gender Equality and Goal 6: The Critical Connection. Here’s a summary of the important and inspiring Forum.

Women’s involvement in water utilities and upper leadership roles across the globe

In an interview, Pritha Hariram discussed the increasing prevalence of women in leadership roles in the water sector, particularly as CEOs of utilities. More and more women are in leadership positions. Pritha shared what she understood of her role working across the globe with utilities. This article explores more closely the increasing representation of women in water […]

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