• 3D rendering of planet Earth covered with a complex luminous network connecting Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (credit: Adobe Stock / Anton Balazh)

    Launching an Australian Telewater Network for international development

    Since early March, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has been identifying and developing a series of responses to assist the Australian Government to support developing countries prepare, respond and recover from COVID-19. One such response was to establish a platform to deploy Australian […]

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  • Delegates of the 12th Pacific Water and Wastewater Conference and Expo and 5th Ministerial Forum (5–9 August 2019) (Credit: UNELCO Engie)

    Outcomes from the Pacific Water and Wastewater Conference

    The 12th Pacific Water and Wastewater Conference and Expo was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on 5–9 August. The first two days were devoted to a Ministerial Forum for water ministers from across the Pacific and the Young Water Professionals (YWP) Program, facilitated by AWP Partner Hunter H2O. Australia’s Minister for International Development and the […]

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  • A village near Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands. Credit: DFAT

    Improving essential services to communities across the Pacific

    For Pacific Islanders, the saying ‘water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink’ is getting a little too close for comfort. The coral atoll islands depend on freshwater lenses held in the sand beneath the island. Pollution and seawater intrusion caused by storm surges resulting from the increased intensity and frequency of cyclones are […]

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  • Young Water Professionals at PWWA conference, Samoa

    The Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) held the 10th Pacific Water Conference and Expo in Apia, Samoa (7–11 August), in conjunction with the Pacific Water and Wastewater Ministers Forum. AWP is supporting the PWWA secretariat, and AWP partners are training Board members from PWWA member utilities and building capacity in young water professionals (YWPs). […]

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