• A woman fills up water jugs in Hinta Village, which has about 750 families with a population of 3680 (credit: Western Sydney University / Michael Chew)

    Villagers adapting groundwater management during COVID-19

    Groundwater levels across India have been falling rapidly, affecting the livelihoods and wellbeing of village communities. The MARVI project (Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention) aims to tackle this issue by adopting a participatory approach for measuring groundwater levels and improving groundwater productivity and sustainability. The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported […]

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  • Managing Aquifer Recharge technology addressing water shortages in Sri Lanka

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting Water Technology Pty Ltd to investigate Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) opportunities in Sri Lanka to address water shortages and provide reliable water sources for surrounding communities. The MAR project is supporting the Water Resources Board (WRB) of the Sri Lankan Government to identify and investigate the hydrogeology of […]

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  • Australian Water Partnership gathers for its 4th annual workshop to discuss partnering to address water security in the Indo-Pacific

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) held its 4th annual Partners Workshop in Sydney on 5–6 February 2020, themed ‘Partnering to address water security in the Indo-Pacific region’ with a focus on networking and collaboration. The two-day workshop focused on how the AWP can best harness partnerships to address water security and management challenges in the […]

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  • 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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  • Team Australia represented by DFAT, AWP staff and partners and Austrade colleagues (L-R): Ashwini Shah (Austrade), Rao (Rubicon India Partner), Mandakini Suri (DFAT), John Tres (AHA), Munish Sharma (Austrade), Vinod (Austrade), Janice Green (BOM), David Winfield (Alluvium), Simon Tilleard (Alluvium), Tony Huber (Consul-General), Nick Schofield and Vijay Kumar (AWP)

    Australian Water Partnership supports India’s 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Water Management

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) represented Australia as Country Partner in the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Water Management, organised by the Government of India’s Ministry of Jal Shakti in Pune, India, from 6–8 November 2019. AWP supported several Australian Partners to participate in the conference, sharing Australian experiences related to basin planning, water information […]

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  • The Ganges at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alakna Rivers (Credit: Ruangrat / Adobe Stock).

    Launch of a River Basin Planning Guide to support the India National Hydrology Project

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) will launch a new publication for water resources practitioners in India during the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Water Management in Pune on 6–8 November. The publication, titled ‘River Basin Planning: An Indian Guide’, has been developed in consultation with the Indian Ministry of Jal Shakti to support the National […]

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  • Dr Paradis Someth (eWater) delivered a presentation on introduction to WaterTools applied to Cambodia to support UN-ESCAP Drought Mechanism (Day 1).

    Improving data for water resources management in the Mekong

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) participated in the Mekong Water Data Experts Group Meeting in Washington, D.C. on 3–4 April, collaborating with experts from the US, Mekong countries, Japan and Korea as part of a larger effort to support institutions and stakeholders to better utilise data to improve water management in the Mekong region. The […]

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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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