Multilateral Partners have been carefully selected on the basis of common strategic aspirations with Australian Water Partnership (AWP), and their experience and influence in the Indo-Pacific. These partnerships are formalised through the signing of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), AWP (eWater Ltd) and the partner organisation.
The MoUs with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank enable AWP to align with their large water resource management investment loans and grants. AWP provides timely support and specific niche Australian water expertise to promote improved development outcomes of these loans and grants that also contribute to achieving our vision and mission. An example is the support and advice AWP Partners provided to the US$100 million Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project in Myanmar and the AU$735 million National Hydrology Project in India.
The MoUs with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) enable AWP to leverage off their long-term presence, experience and relationships they have developed in the Indo-Pacific region.