Water Dialogues for Results: Accelerating cross-sectoral SDG 6 implementation

From January to July 2021, Australia helped lead a series of high-level international water dialogues between United Nations (UN) Member States, representatives of the UN Major Groups and international organisations. The Water Dialogues for Results initiative was hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and designed to […]

Why we can’t look for peace until we look for water

In a new podcast series, launched today by Good Will Hunters, global development leaders, including former Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, are raising the alarm about the growing global water crisis. With the COVID-19 pandemic and current conflicts in the Middle East and Ethiopia exacerbated by scarce water resources, leaders are calling for […]

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 […]

Australian Water Partnership gathers for its 4th annual workshop to discuss partnering to address water security in the Indo-Pacific

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) held its 4th annual Partners Workshop in Sydney on 5–6 February 2020, themed ‘Partnering to address water security in the Indo-Pacific region’ with a focus on networking and collaboration. The two-day workshop focused on how the AWP can best harness partnerships to address water security and management challenges in the […]

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