• River Basin Planning

    River Basin Planning Planning at the basin level enables the interconnections and interdependencies between the different elements of the water resources base and between the water sector and other sectors to be made explicit. Australia’s most well-known basin management experience is the development of the Murray-Darling River Basin Plan. The Basin Plan provides a coordinated [...]

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  • Kamala Basin Stakeholder Workshop on Formulation of Basin Development Goals and Pathways, Janakpur, Nepal, 12-13 July 2018. Credit: Hemant Ojha, Ram Bastakoti, Antonia Gamboa Rocha and Mahesh Shrestha.

    Planning for sustainability of water use in Nepali basins

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting policy and legal aspects of basin planning in Nepal for a Kamala Basin Planning Initiative, building upon the work of the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP). The Kamala River Basin is situated in the eastern part of Nepal and supports agriculture-based livelihoods for about 600,000 people. The people […]

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  • Indian technical visit delegation and AWP staff and partners in Canberra, October 2018

    Murray-Darling Basin to help inform river basin planning in Krishna Basin States

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has recognised river basin planning in India as an emerging and key priority for its investments and has sought to support this through the development of appropriate modelling tools, decision-support systems, and policy / institutional frameworks to promote river basin planning and management. In support of river basin planning in […]

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  • The effects of land and water separation on First Nations Peoples

    Although Australia’s innovative water policies and management frameworks have resulted in significant gains regarding water management, some of these policies have had impacts on access to water for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In an interview, Bradley Moggridge, Aboriginal water expert, surfaced that the National Water Initiative’s de-coupling of water and land has had the […]

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  • What water management can learn from traditional fire ecology

    Australian land and water management are shifting to incorporate traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). In an interview with Bradley Moggridge, he talked about how traditional fire ecology has transformed the way that some land is now being managed in Australia. Scientific literature points to ways that TEK can support improved water management, and how this is […]

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  • Synergies between environmental flows and cultural water

    In an interview with Brad Moggridge, Aboriginal water expert, researcher, and advocate, he described the relationship between environmental flows and cultural water  Cultural water is water resources and water conditions informed by First Nations Peoples to sustain and benefit them, improving their spiritual, cultural, environmental, and economic condition. Environmental flows are, more simply, the sources […]

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  • ​Can Western science validate and acknowledge First Nations Peoples’ traditional knowledge in journals and reports?

    During an interview with Brad Moggridge, the challenges around bridging the gap between traditional knowledge and scientific journals and reports was discussed. Traditional knowledge is composed of a body of evidence that spans generations. It is fundamental, valid knowledge that is used for decision making and environmental management at the community level. However, this knowledge […]

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  • Aboriginal knowledge and connection to water

    From the Brad Moggridge interview: traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge: opportunities and tensions in water management. This content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.

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  • Connection through Caring for Country and Caring for Water

    Caring for Country and Caring for Water programs have tremendous value for connecting Aboriginal people to their communities, particularly for those youth who may live in cities and feel disconnected from their history and traditions. An interview with Bradley Moggridge touched on this philosophy and this article describes it and talks about the impact it is […]

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  • Brad Moggridge interview — Traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge: opportunities and tensions in water management

    An interview with Brad Moggridge, a proud Kamilaroi man who is part of a large extended family. He grew up in western Sydney and is currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Canberra, as well as the Indigenous Liaison Officer at the National Environmental Science Programme Threatened Species Recovery Hub. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners and [...]

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