Dr Lisa Robins — Strengthening water governance: lessons from Australia and the United Kingdom

By Lisa Robins, Robins Consulting [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A short video featuring Dr Lisa Robins, principal of Robins Consulting sharing her professional experience working to support water governance initiatives in the Greater Mekong Region, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. In working with M-POWER, then with ACIAR, DFAT, and ANU, Lisa has developed a critical understanding of how water governance […]

Strengthening water governance in Malaysia

More than 400 delegates attended Sabah’s World Water Day Conference & Exhibition “Nature for Water” in Kota Kinabalu (21-22 March). The four conference themes were policy & management, water-related natural resources management, research on water, and technology on water. My presentation focused on strengthening water governance in Malaysia with examples from Australia and the United Kingdom.

Solutions in nature: sounds too simplistic?

By Declan Hearne, International WaterCentre Reframing solutions for nature: what’s really required on World Water Day In Daru, Western Province of Papua New Guinea, the environment is straining under human footprint and lack of planned development. A low lying island original protected by mangroves, the current day foreshore rubbish has replaced the trees. Water resources […]

Oxfam Phillippines interview: WASH, sanitation marketing, and transformative empowerment in the Philippines

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In an interview with IWCAN’s Karen Delfau, Rona Ramos, Camille Adle, and Perlita Gacutno from Oxfam Philippines share their experiences on sanitation marketing in the Philippines, women’s leadership projects, financial structures, and implementing market-based programmes. Interview topics About Rona, Pearl, and Camille and their roles in Oxfams’s sanitation work About sanitation marketing and Oxfam’s WASH […]

Addressing wastewater and non-revenue water challenges: insights from the American Samoa Power Authority

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with William Spitzenberg and Jason Jaskowiak from the American Samoa Power Authority. Will Spitzenberg and Jason Jaskowiak discuss non-revenue water losses, the old-leaking piped water system in the Pacific and building capacity to improve them, smart metering, wastewater treatment in the unique context of American Samoa, and the need for localised innovation to overcome […]

Strategic foresighting to address complex challenges

In his recent interview, Quentin Grafton spoke about how strategic foresight has been used to address challenges around food security. Strategic foresighting seems like a useful way to maximise face-to-face engagement to address wicked problems and complex, systemic challenges. This article looks more closely at what foresighting is, and how it can be applied. When unpacking […]

Change requires a crisis

A quote from Professor Quentin Grafton’s interview about the water-food-energy nexus and addressing wicked problems.

Addressing food and water security: the effectiveness of Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification through the Sustainable and Resilient Farming Systems Initiative

By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview, Prof. Quentin Grafton, an economist from the Australian National University, referred to the Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making (ROAD) process used in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP), which covers Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The aim was to establish participatory processes for addressing food and water security in light […]

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