• Applying consumption-based water management to achieve real water savings for China

    The China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to produce a regional study, with technical and policy guidelines for consumption-based water management. Consumption-based water management has been pioneered in China in Turpan (semi-arid Xinjiang) and in the water-stressed Hai river […]

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  • Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ms Frances Adamson, thanking Russell Rollason, recently retired, for his significant contribution to Australian efforts in international development and water resource management (16 September 2019, Source: DFAT).

    A sea change: DFAT farewells senior water adviser Russell Rollason, instrumental in establishing AWP

    A critical actor in establishing the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has recently retired from his position within the Governance, Fragility and Water Branch of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Russell Rollason was farewelled by colleagues from DFAT, AWP, eWater, the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Meteorology, and CSIRO on 4 September […]

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  • Asia-Pacific water leaders visit Australia for Learning Week

    The International WaterCentre (IWC) has welcomed more than 30 participants from across the Asia-Pacific region for the Asia-Australia Learning Week 2019 (5–9 August), to discuss the role of decision support tools in water policy development, investment planning and the on-ground management of water resources. Learning Weeks are developed around specific themes and designed to stimulate […]

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  • A small stream of water runs through a drought damaged area near Lamtakong dam in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Credit: AP.

    Piloting WaterGuide to address water scarcity in the Indo-Pacific

    Water scarcity is already a reality in some areas of the Indo-Pacific, with the severity and scope of its impacts forecast to increase dramatically in the years ahead. While addressing water scarcity is an ambitious and complex task, Australia’s experience shows how different solutions can be implemented to achieve tangible outcomes. While it manifests differently […]

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  • ADB Irrigation Subsector Guidance Note published

    Last year, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) requested Australian support to develop an ADB Irrigation Subsector Guidance Note as a part of growing cooperation between ADB and AWP. The note was recently published by the ADB on their website. ADB estimates that global investments required in water infrastructure over the period 2013-30 are up to […]

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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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