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 […]

Kusum Athukorala interview: gender and water in Sri Lanka and the importance of young water professionals

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] An interview with Kusum Athukorala at the 2017 Asia International Water Week AIWW. Husum a senior advisor and chair of the Sri Lanka Water Partnership. She discusses women in irrigation, the need for a gendered perspective in water, sustainable financing, and about opportunities and challenges available to young water professionals. Kusum identifies with being […]

How the Center for Sustainable Water might be replicated in other contexts

By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview with Virak Chan, he spoke about his inspiration for founding the Center for Sustainable Water, which stemmed from his experience studying in Australia and motivated him to address problems in his home country, Cambodia. However, his motivation for change did not appear to be a good fit for a traditional […]

​Surface water quality in the Asia Pacific

In an interview, Huw Pohlner discussed the critical importance of addressing surface water quality for human and ecosystem health in China and the Asia Pacific — as ambient water quality. This article examines the current state of water quality is throughout the Asia Pacific region and touches on some of the solutions that are being implemented. Water […]

Real-world applications of decision support systems

In an interview with Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics,  decision support systems (DSS) were discussed and how they can help governments and communities with making well-informed decisions for water management. This article looks at the ways that Hydronumerics has used DSS to support its water management work in India. What is DSS and how is it used in watershed management? […]

Chris O’Neill interview: applied environmental engineering for improved catchment management in India, with communities

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Chris O’Neill, an environmental engineer and the financial director of Hydronumerics whose mission is to bring innovative, state-of-the-art and solution-based services to the global water industry.  [/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Interview topics” tab_id=”1563985497764-ea9b6c76-99fd”] About Chris and his work in Australia, India and Brazil. How Chris got started with his work in India Ideas […]

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