Addressing water scarcity in Indian villages through local groundwater champions

Since 2019, the Australian Water Partnership has been supporting the rollout of Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI) in 20,000 villages across seven Indian states. The activity is being implemented as part the Government of India’s Atal Bhujal Yojana / Atal Groundwater Program national project. Groundwater is an important source […]

Modern irrigation pilot to benefit Vietnam’s drought affected provinces

The Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces (WEIDAP) project—an Asian Development Bank and Government of Vietnam project also supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP)—has been going strong for the past four years, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed in coordination and consultation with the Government of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development […]

Australia and UN Food and Agriculture Organization renew partnership

On 8 December 2020, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Australian Water Partnership, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) was extended for a further two and a half years (until June 2023). The MoU—originally established in December 2017—was signed […]

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 […]

Call for EOI: Water Accounting in Practice: From Field- to Basin-Level Applications and Training

Submission Deadline: 5.30pm AEST, Friday 8 March – extended to Wednesday 13 March 2019 [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is looking for Australian Partners to work with the International Water Management Institute (IMWI) on an Activity related to water accounting. Governments within the Indo-Pacific region are facing increased pressure to improve sustainable water resource management. Traditional […]

ADB Irrigation Subsector Guidance Note published

Last year, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) requested Australian support to develop an ADB Irrigation Subsector Guidance Note as a part of growing cooperation between ADB and AWP. The note was recently published by the ADB on their website. ADB estimates that global investments required in water infrastructure over the period 2013-30 are up to […]

Irrigation Roundtable guides AWP future investment

On 20 June, an Irrigation Roundtable was held in Canberra to harness the expertise of Australian Partners in the Australian Water Partnership and other irrigation experts to guide AWP’s future investment in the theme of irrigation. ‘Modern Irrigation Systems’ is one of four water-use domains that serve as a focus for AWP investment, and AWP […]

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