Partner feature – Similie joins prestigious international water group

Timor-Leste water-tech company and AWP partner, Similie, has joined a prestigious international group, Imagine H2O, to help tackle Asia’s water and wastewater challenges. More than 100 companies worldwide applied last year for the Imagine H2O Asia’s Cohort 4. Similie is one of only 13 companies to be accepted to participate in the Singapore-based water-tech accelerator […]

Strengthening flood responses in Timor-Leste through digital technologies

On 4 April 2021, Timor-Leste experienced extreme flooding. Flash floods occur regularly in the wet and dry tropical river systems of Timor-Leste, but the 2021 floods were on a scale not seen since the 1960s. The flooding came after over 350mm of rain fell in less than 8 hours, into already saturated catchments. A large […]

Flood response technology in Timor-Leste contributes to regional Mekong dialogue on water security

A collaboration between Australia and Timor-Leste water sectors supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) was highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue, co-hosted as a hybrid event by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) on 19–20 August. The collaboration demonstrates how simple digital technology being adopted by […]

Government of Timor-Leste’s adoption of digital technology strengthens flood response

Timor-Leste recently adopted a new water supply law and policy with the central objective to deliver universal and equitable access to potable water. The Government of Timor-Leste plans to build and/or upgrade water supply systems in up to 41 Administrative Posts (or sub-district capitals). In 2020, the Government requested technical assistance from the Australian Government. […]

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