AWP at Expo Dubai

The World Expo in Dubai took place between 1 October 2021- 31 March 2022 with 192 participating countries. The Australian Pavilion, led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), brought a piece of Australia to the Expo, and played host to a targeted program of events that showcased the best of Australia. The […]

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 […]

Modern irrigation pilot to benefit Vietnam’s drought affected provinces

The Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces (WEIDAP) project—an Asian Development Bank and Government of Vietnam project also supported by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP)—has been going strong for the past four years, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed in coordination and consultation with the Government of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development […]

Water as capital: the wealth of life

In order to ​truly ​understand and ​solve the ​problems ​inherent in our ​relationship ​with the ​natural world we must agree with the premise that the ​freshwater/​ocean continuum ​is the most ​essential ​element in any ​effective ​response to ​decades of ​extraction, ​transformation, ​and pollution. ​

Why we should all pay attention to Cape Town’s drought

By Dean Muruven, WWF “…the worst time to respond to drought is in the midst of one. At that point, there are few, if any, good options available to avoid the worst impacts of drought, and combined with enflamed passions and politics, reaching consensus on solutions is nearly impossible.” This is an extract from an […]

High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy

A new World Bank report – High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy – finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. However, most countries can neutralise the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. Key findings […]

India National Hydrology Project proposal approved

A proposal from the World Bank for the Australian Water Partnership to provide technical support to the India National Hydrology Project (NHP) has been approved. The World Bank has assisted the Government of India and several state governments with water sector institutional and technical capacity-building over the last 20 years. To date, this work has […]

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