• 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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  • 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 […]

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  • What California can learn from Australia’s 15-year millennium drought

    A new report ‘Managing Drought: Learning From Australia’ – authored by Andrea Turner, Stuart White and Joanne Chong, et al., from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (AWP Australian Partner) – shows that strategies developed and mistakes made during Australia’s 15-year millennium drought provide a powerful resource for California, as the state enters its fifth […]

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  • The role of water in Australia’s uncertain future

    If you live in an Australian city, there’s a good chance that your water comes from surface water such as streams, rivers and reservoirs filled by rainfall and runoff. If you live in Perth, much of your water (about 40%) comes from groundwater. But you might be surprised to know that a sizeable proportion of […]

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