A low carbon water industry in a changing world

World-leading greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for Victoria’s water industry Victoria’s water industry is committed to leading on climate change action – adapting not only to the physical impacts of climate change but reducing its greenhouse gas emissions as we transition to a low-carbon economy. Victoria’s water industry releases almost 900,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas […]

Improving water security for communities in Timor-Leste

Worrying about water is a normal part of everyday life for many people in Timor-Leste. In the village (suco) of Loidahar within the Liquiçá municipality on Timor-Leste’s northern coast, people are heavily dependent on agriculture—which means water is critical to their health and livelihoods. But these communities are suffering from the health and economic impacts […]

Coorong management embracing Ngarrindjeri Knowledge

The health of the Coorong (Kurangk) and surrounding lands and waters are intrinsically linked to the health of the Ngarrindjeri and First Nations of the South East. To help manage these significant waterways into the future the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal Corporation is partnering with the South Australian Department for Environment and Water (DEW). The Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal […]

Aboriginal Waterways Assessments informing water use at Chowilla Floodplain

First Nations have a deep connection to Country and a profound understanding of South Australia’s water resources, particularly as freshwater systems are fundamental to their culture and identity. This experience and knowledge form the basis of partnerships between First Nations and South Australian Government agencies and aid in restoring climate resilient and healthy waterways along […]

Water recycling supporting premium wine production in South Australia’s McLaren Vale

Located around 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, the McLaren Vale is a premium wine-producing region with over 7,300 hectares of vineyards. It is home to more than 200 producers, including 80 cellar doors. Historically, local groundwater and surface water resources were relied upon for irrigation, commercial and industrial uses. Since the mid-1990s there have been […]

Watering the climate convention

Reflections from COP27 and Cairo Water Week by Lucía Gamarra.  Last month, over 30 thousand people from government, non-government organisations, corporate and civil society gathered in the ‘Bay of the Wise’—aka Sharm El Sheikh—to talk about the climate crisis. The focus of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) was ‘Together […]

The effects of climate change on our waterways and land

An opinion piece by Adina Brown. As a First Nations person, I felt encouraged to hear an Acknowledgement of Country to kick off AWP’s second ‘Sharing Water & Climate Stories’ dialogue, recognising and demonstrating respect to people of diverse backgrounds. Opening the dialogue, Damian Morgan-Bulled explained that practitioners of western science and Traditional Aboriginal knowledge […]

Water Action Agenda for the 2023 UN Water Conference

Australia is gearing up to engage in the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference. To this end we’d like to alert AWP Partners that they may submit voluntary water-related commitments, pledges, and actions to the Water Action Agenda, which is a key outcome of the Conference. The Agenda seeks to collect voluntary commitments, pledges, and actions, […]

Elevating First Nations voices in approaches to climate resilient water management

As the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 gets underway in Egypt, Indigenous Peoples in Australia are grappling climate impacts. Sonia Cooper, a Yorta Yorta woman raised by her Nan on Cummeragunja, is the Indigenous Co-Author of Australia’s State of the Environment – Climate Chapter. She shares her reflections around recent flooding on her country. Right […]

Opinion: Water for 1.5 — the climate benefits of good water management

By Tony Slatyer, Water Policy Group Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, as agreed to be pursued under the Paris Agreement, requires everyone to act much more quickly. Good work is already being done by water and sanitation service providers in many countries to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. One […]

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