• 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 […]

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    Asia-based global water network discusses emerging development challenges

    On 16 December 2020, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) participated virtually in the 12th Board of Council meeting of the Asia Water Council (AWC). The AWC is comprised of more than 100 member organisations representing more than 26 countries worldwide, which includes two of AWP’s International Partners—Asian Development Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of […]

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    Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 published

    The Asian Development Bank and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum has virtually launched the fourth edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) report. Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 recognises the critical role water security plays on the road to achieving sustainable development, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic which has stressed crucial links between health and the […]

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    New tool shows water security vital for fighting COVID-19 in Indo-Pacific

    In support of the Australian Government’s Partnerships for Recovery policy, the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has launched the COVID-19 Water Security Risk Index, developed by Griffith University researchers. The Index enables governments, communities, and development organisations to identify risks and prioritise water-related responses in the Indo-Pacific. Supported by the AWP, researchers at Griffith University’s International Water […]

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  • Child in Mumbai slums (photo: Adobe Stock / FiledIMAGE)

    Assessing COVID-19 vulnerability and water sector interventions in the Indo-Pacific

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging in developing parts of Asia where high population densities, combined with low infrastructure capacity, make social distancing interventions near impossible. These areas usually have inadequate health services—ill-equipped to handle the likely increase in patients. Similarly, in the Pacific, most countries have limited medical resources to manage the global […]

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  • Urban Water Management

    Integrated Urban Water Management About 68 percent of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050, increasing from 54 percent currently. Understanding the water needs, both quantity and quality, between urban, peri-urban and rural communities is crucial for sanitation, health and sustainable water management outcomes. Australia hosts a leading research centre [...]

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    International Symposium on ‘Creating a Water Secure Pakistan’

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan, through its Law and Justice Commission (LJCP), hosted an International Symposium on “Creating a Water-Secure Pakistan” in Islamabad on 19-21 October, in response to the country’s water crisis. Pakistan’s per capita surface water availability has declined from 5,260 cubic meters per year in 1951 to approximately 1,000 cubic meters in […]

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  • Nathan Taylor interview — The economic value of water in storage: what does it cost to maintain water reliability?

    An interview with Nathan Taylor, a research fellow at Melbourne University who speaks about quantifying the economic value of water in storage, using risks and society's tolerance to risk and what water costs to mitigate that risk as a basis of finding a value for water in storage. Nathan is an economist by profession and [...]

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  • Prof. András Szöllösi-Nagy interview — Hydrodiplomacy and addressing water security: lessons from 40 years of experience

    Interview quotes   This interview and related content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN.  

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  • How to extract water from thin air

    By Beata Sochacka, IWCAN In an interview, Zenia Tata, from XPRIZE discussed the importance of funding innovation and the Water Abundance XPRIZE launched to support the development of technologies that harvest water from thin air. She suggested that: “Perception is the big deal in the WASH sector. One of the big challenges when unpacking issues about atmospheric water […]

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