• 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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  • South Australia’s global program inspires international leaders to advance circular economy

    Twenty-two international leaders, with strong representation from India, participated in Green Industries SA’s Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy held in Adelaide from 22–26 July. Green Industries SA’s unique program provides experiential learning on sustainable water management and critical aspects of the circular economy and has been supported by funding from the Australian Water […]

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  • Indian technical visit delegation and AWP staff and partners in Canberra, October 2018

    Murray-Darling Basin to help inform river basin planning in Krishna Basin States

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) has recognised river basin planning in India as an emerging and key priority for its investments and has sought to support this through the development of appropriate modelling tools, decision-support systems, and policy / institutional frameworks to promote river basin planning and management. In support of river basin planning in […]

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  • China Water Exchange (CWEX) Study Tour, May 2018

    China and Australia share learning on water trading and water markets

    A high-level delegation from China was hosted by AWP, Government and private sector partners on a study tour to Australia on 14-18 May 2018. The delegation from the China Water Exchange (CWEX) visited the southern Murray-Darling Basin to learn about Australia’s water markets and share their own experiences. Prof Nick Schofield, AWP CEO, said that […]

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  • Study Tour for Modernising Irrigation of High Value Crops in Vietnam

    Water security is a growing concern in Vietnam, particularly in drought-affected provinces. Most recently the 2015 -2016 El Nino drought and associated saltwater intrusion affected some 400,000ha of cropland to varying degrees of productivity loss. Urban and rural water supplies were also significantly impaired resulting in around 2 million people lacking access to water in […]

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  • Mahankal Chaur Water Treatment Plant, Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Water Operators Partnership initiated in Kathmandu, Nepal

    A work plan for a Water Operators Partnership has been developed following an inception mission to Nepal. Under the auspices of the ADB-AWP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Grantley Butterfield (AWP), Graeme Bartle-Smith (Water Services Association of Australia) and Binit Rijal (Logan City Council) travelled to Nepal on an inception mission for the Water Operators Partnership […]

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  • Lake Urmia (Image: Azin Haghighi / MEHR Newsagency)

    Iran-Australia cooperation to renew Lake Urmia

    As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) established last September between The University of Melbourne and Sharif University of Technology in Iran, a joint research program will focus on finding practical solutions to the urgent issues facing the Lake Urmia Basin, a national priority for Iran. Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran was once the […]

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