- December 2022 -
Dear Partners and friends of AWP
As we approach the end of 2022, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our journey over the past year – from the ability to meet people in-person and travel again, to starting and completing a range of activities across the Indo-Pacific region – and to thank all of our Partners and friends who have been with us on this eventful ride.

I’ve filmed a short video to express my gratitude, which you can watch below or read here. We’ve also included some recent activity highlights and reflections from our involvement at the UN Climate Change Conference COP27.

We look forward to continuing our collaboration and engagement with you all in the New Year.

AWP General Manager Sarah Ransom reflects on our work with Partners across the Indo-Pacific and Mekong regions to improve water resources management outcomes throughout 2022.

Watering the climate convention

Reflections from COP27 and Cairo Water Week by Lucía Gamarra. Last month, over 30 thousand people from government, non-government organisations, corporate and civil society gathered in the ‘Bay of the Wise’—aka Sharm El Sheikh—to talk about the climate crisis. Read more

Supporting the transition to renewable energy in the Himalayas 

Hydropower is rapidly expanding in the Himalayan region of South Asia, with the International Energy Agency projecting that India’s installed hydropower will more than double between 2021 and 2050. Read more

Water Action Agenda for the 2023 UN Water Conference

Australia is gearing up to engage in the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference. We’d like to alert AWP Partners that they may submit voluntary water-related commitments, pledges, and actions to the Water Action Agenda, which is a key outcome of the Conference. Read more

Water Operators Partnership supports Nepalese families to access clean water

Imagine only having access to water which has been contaminated by leaky pipes. On top of this, your access to water is limited to only four hours each week. Read more

Integrated River Basin Management: Towards a deeper, holistic understanding of related concepts, tools, and opportunities

Understanding upstream–downstream linkages – whether it be in the context of natural processes or socio-ecological landscapes – is vital to ensuring effective water resources planning at the river basin level. Read more

The effects of climate change on our waterways and land

An opinion piece by Adina Brown. As a First Nations person, I felt encouraged to hear an Acknowledgement of Country to kick off AWP’s second ‘Sharing Water & Climate Stories’ dialogue, recognising and demonstrating respect to people of diverse backgrounds. Read more

Lao Department of Water Resources staff visit South Australia for training in groundwater

In a recent visit to Australia by the Lao PDR Department of Water Resources (DWR), staff travelled to Adelaide for practical training in groundwater science and management. Read more

Water and WASH Futures 2023

The Water and WASH Futures Conference 2023 will build awareness of the imperative climate change brings to better linking WASH and WRM and will explore the common ground and practical linkages between the two sectors. Find out more

AWP Partners

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Treecreate was founded by Dr Tracey M Benson in 2019 as a means to build connections between creativity, wellbeing, grass roots action and education around environmental restoration and reforestation. At Treecreate, we believe that by working together we can achieve our goals, which is why we support the UN Decade of Restoration and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Splash Back Solutions Pty Ltd

Splashback helps organisations build trust with data. Our data platform provides a robust suite of data management tools, hosted in our secure, fully-managed cloud environment. Secure data sharing comes built-in with our state-of-the-art permission system that works within and between organisations.
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