Integrating learning away-from-work into return-to-work plans – an innovative approach to action the benefits of training

Reflections on the Multiscale Integrated River Basin Management training program by Frederick Bouckaert Taking three weeks out of a busy work schedule, pushing aside important commitments, and convincing your workplace that it is worth it to apply for a highly competitive Multiscale Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) training program, requires courage and convincing. One of […]

Integrated River Basin Management: Towards a deeper, holistic understanding of related concepts, tools, and opportunities

An integrated approach to managing water resources Understanding upstream–downstream linkages – whether it be in the context of natural processes or socio-ecological landscapes – is vital to ensuring effective water resources planning at the river basin level. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the management of land and water in upstream regions has direct impacts […]

Developing water and wastewater capacity in the Pacific Islands

Since May 2016, AWP has been supporting a major capacity development program for the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA)—the peak association bringing together 31 water utilities across 21 Pacific Island countries to collaborate, exchange knowledge and work collectively. The Pacific faces several challenges regarding its water resources, with almost all Pacific Island areas either […]

Supporting the delivery of integrated river basin management training in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

From 12–25 November, a training program on Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) was co-delivered by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and a consortium of Australian Partners—Alluvium, Griffith University’s International WaterCentre, and independent consultants (Helen Johnson, Ganesh Pangare, Andrew Johnson, Karlene Maywald, and Adrian Volders). The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) spans 3,500km across […]

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 […]

Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 published

The Asian Development Bank and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum has virtually launched the fourth edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) report. Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 recognises the critical role water security plays on the road to achieving sustainable development, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic which has stressed crucial links between health and the […]

Waterway Health Report Cards publication released

The Australian Water Partnership has published , authored collaboratively by Griffith University’s International WaterCentre and the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science. In it, report card practitioner and water resources professional, Simon Costanzo, and marine ecologist, John Kirkwood, describe the important and collaborative process that is involved in making report cards. To identify, communicate […]

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 […]

Myanmar Young Water Professionals Batch 5 graduate

The fifth batch of Myanmar Young Water Professionals (YWP) attended their graduation ceremony at the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems in Yangon on 30 May and a new batch is due to start next month. ‘Batch 5’ was made up of 13 participants all under the age of 35—seven from government […]

Assessing COVID-19 vulnerability and water sector interventions in the Indo-Pacific

The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging in developing parts of Asia where high population densities, combined with low infrastructure capacity, make social distancing interventions near impossible. These areas usually have inadequate health services—ill-equipped to handle the likely increase in patients. Similarly, in the Pacific, most countries have limited medical resources to manage the global […]

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