• Any knowledge exchange does need to be an exchange

    Listen to Huw’s insightful interview on lasting, meaningful connections and knowledge sharing between Chinese and Australian water professionals.

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  • WaterGuide: High Level Panel on Water framing paper released

    A new framing paper for the High-Level Panel on Water — WaterGuide — is now publicly available. It is an organising framework for improving water resource management and use in response to scarcity. It is intended to be used primarily by national or local governments in countries where water scarcity is a present or future […]

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  • Preparation of Asia-Pacific Irrigation Strategy for the ADB

    Preparation of Asia-Pacific Irrigation Strategy for the ADB Australia’s involvement in the 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum in Manila sparked ADB interest in our experience in irrigation reform, particularly how they can draw on it to help them promote policies and institutional arrangements that reform and improve governance of irrigation in Asia. ADB lending in irrigation […]

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  • Understanding supply-side and demand-side to support water management in the Asia Pacific

    In an interview with Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics, supply-side and demand-side solutions to support water supply management came up, albeit briefly. This article explores this important issue more closely. Water, as a resource, is finite. While the earth seems to be covered in water, only a small percentage of it is actually available for human use […]

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  • Real-world applications of decision support systems

    In an interview with Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics,  decision support systems (DSS) were discussed and how they can help governments and communities with making well-informed decisions for water management. This article looks at the ways that Hydronumerics has used DSS to support its water management work in India. What is DSS and how is it used in watershed management? […]

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  • What is a decision support system?

    An interview with Chris O’Neill from Hydronumerics discussed decision support systems (DSS) and why they can be valuable tools for water management. Many, if not most consultancies, use modelling systems to help inform recommendations and decision-making for water management. This article explores why these tools can be valuable, looking more closely at their successful application. […]

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  • ADB to help improve irrigation and agricultural production in Myanmar

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan to help strengthen Myanmar’s agriculture production and value chain development by improving and modernizing irrigation systems in three regions of the country’s central dry zone (CDZ). The Global Environment Facility is also providing a $4.79 million technical assistance grant to help increase rural productivity, […]

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  • ADB — Asian Water Development Outlook: 2016 report

    The Asian Water Development Outlook: 2016 report explores, in detail, where Asian and Pacific Countries are along a spectrum in terms of achieving water security: the National Water Security Index. This report not only sets out the internationally-accepted frameworks for water security at the infrastructure, household and urbanized levels but it establishes the priority areas […]

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  • Launch of the Australian Water Reform Narrative

    Photo: Prof Jane Doolan and Prof Gary Jones launching the Australian Water Reform Narrative. We are pleased to announce the international launch of the Australian Water Reform Narrative series, at the 2016  Stockholm World Water Week event, on 1 September. The first two narrative papers released were the Australian Water Reform Journey — which describes for […]

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  • IWA and AWP invite leaders to summit on water scarcity and drought

    Press Release – 12 May 2016  322kb The International Water Association (IWA) and the Australian Water Partnership will convene government and business leaders, NGOs, scientists and international organisations to a global summit on water scarcity and drought. The summit will take place on October 10 in Brisbane, (Queensland, Australia) in connection with the World Water Congress […]

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