• Water Scarce Cities: Thriving in a Finite World

    Water Scarce Cities: Thriving in a Finite World – Full report now available

    The World Bank has announced the launch of the Water Scarce Cities Initiative (WSC) report ‘Water Scarce Cities: Thriving in a Finite World’. The report shares the experiences of cities worldwide that are building resilient water supply systems in increasingly water scarce environments. By collaborating with urban water practitioners, global thought leaders, and institutions, the […]

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  • Myanmar

    Myanmar Balancing economic development in the face of escalating water challenges Myanmar has an abundance of surface and groundwater resources, and yet despite the potential development of hydropower, agriculture and navigation, its economy remains one of the least developed in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is highly vulnerable to water-related disasters and declining water quality is an [...]

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  • The conclusion of the High Level Panel on Water

    The High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) concluded on 14 March 2018, with an Outcome Report presented to the United Nations Secretary-General and World Bank President at a ceremony in New York. Australian Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull, was one of 11 Heads of State invited to sit on the Panel, which was established to […]

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  • Australia at the 8th World Water Forum

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) attended the 8th World Water Forum (WWF) in Brasilia on 18-23 March, which this year centered on the theme of ‘Sharing Water’. WWF is organised by the World Water Council and takes place every three years. It is seen as one of the […]

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  • Celebrating World Water Day 2018

    World Water Day was held on 22 March, with organisations, communities and individuals all over the world celebrating all things water. This year, the day coincided with the World Water Forum (Brasilia, 18-23 March) which brought some of the world’s most established water experts together. The theme of ‘Nature for Water’ highlighted nature-based solutions to […]

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  • The High Level Panel on Water

    The High Level Panel on Water Australia’s appointment to the High Level Panel on Water (HLPW), co-convened by the United Nations and World Bank, demonstrates our recognised status as a leader in the sector, and provides a platform from which to do even more. The HLPW consists of 11 sitting Heads of State and Government [...]

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  • International Dam Safety Conference, Kerala, India

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) participated in the International Dam Safety Conference in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (India) on 23-24 January 2018, with presentations made by Nick Schofield, AWP CEO, as well as representatives from Australian Partner organisations. AWP was an official ‘knowledge partner’ for the International Dam Safety Conference, which was organised by India’s Central Water [...]

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  • Kini interview with Virak Chan, WASH Specialist, World Bank (Cambodia)

    Listen to the latest Kini interview with Virak Chan, WASH specialist for the World Bank (Cambodia), speaking about decentralisation and capacity development in the Cambodia water sector and beyond. Karen Delfau of the International Water Centre Alumni Network sits down with Virak to discuss decentralizing the functions of the national government in Cambodia to sub-national or […]

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  • Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar Central Dry Zone (Image: Matthew McCartney/IWMI).

    Work on the hydrogeology of Myanmar’s Dry Zone to be published after 30 years

    As part of the Ayeyarwady River Basin Planning Program under the World Bank’s Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), the AWP is supporting partners to conduct a Groundwater Review of the Central Dry Zone in Myanmar, a 54,000km expanse of land home to almost a quarter of Myanmar’s population of 52 million people. Leading […]

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  • Malcolm Turnbull at the High-level Panel on Water

    Australian Prime Minister, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, attended the first full meeting for the UN/World Bank High-level Panel on Water (HLPW) yesterday in New York. Among other important issues, the PM referenced the AWP Australian Water Reform Journey, authored by Jane Doolan of the University of Canberra. “We have made very great strides in water […]

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