Join us at World Water Week

Dear AWP friend

From 23 August – 1 September 2022, AWP will be presenting both in-person and online sessions at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. 

World Water Week is the leading annual conference on global water issues organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute. In 2022, the event will be both online and in-person in Stockholm with a focus on uncovering water’s full value to society.  The theme for the Week Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water, includes the diverse aspects of water, how others view and value water, and to help uncover water’s full value to society. 

AWP is hosting a series of informative and engaging sessions – both online and in person at the event. We’ll also be hosting a booth at the auditorium with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). 

You can register to join sessions online or in person at 

In-person sessions  

Thousands of years of lessons: Voices of Indigenous people 

Tuesday, 30 August 16:00- 17:30 CEST 

Convened by Alluvium International | Centre for Applied Water Science, University of Canberra | Australian Water Partnership

Over millennia Aboriginal peoples have sustainably managed their lands, waters and natural resources for the health of their Countries and peoples. This storytelling session will provide an inclusive platform to share the voices, knowledge and stories of Aboriginal and Indigenous people from Asia Pacific. We look forward to hearing your water stories, journeys and songs to enrich the session.



  • Sarah Ransom – Australian Water Partnership
  • Phil Duncan – Alluvium Consulting


  • Bradley Moggridge – Centre for Applied Water Science and Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra 

  • Erina Watene-Rawiri – Waikato River Authority Board 

  • Saengrawee Suweerakan – Indigenous Womens Network in Thailand  

  • Socheata Sim – Oxfam 

Community Voices: An Australian Perspective on Community and Stakeholder Engagement 

Date: Thursday, 1 September 11:00 - 12:30 CEST 

Convened by Australian Water Partnership | The Hon Karlene Maywald, former South Australian Water Minister 

The conveners will present two examples in Australia’s water reform journey where community engagement was treated differently and discuss principles emerging from the case studies which will be of interest to others considering engaging in complex water reforms. As part of the session, participants will engage in an interactive roleplay representing diverse stakeholders with competing interests in the context of complex water reforms. It is an opportunity to learn about and address the safeguards needed to create an environment where all voices can be heard. 


  • The Hon Karlene Maywald, Managing Director, Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd 

  • Michelle Campbell, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office 

Online sessions

 Water-related investments and economic development  

Convened by African Water Facility | Asia Water Council | IRC | Stockholm International Water Institute 

Date: Tuesday, 23 August 11:30-12:50 (CET) | 7:30 – 8:50pm (AEST) 

Examining the Social and Economic Benefits Created by Water Investment: Highlights and concrete examples of how water investments generate economic benefits at macro and micro-level anchor this session. Panellists will also explore why these (social) returns on investments do not necessarily translate into governments making the needed investment. 

Water Security Data: going beyond collection to making impact  

Convened by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Australian Water Partnership | iDE | Plan International | SNV Netherlands Development Organisation | Water for Women | WaterAid 

Date: Wednesday 24 August 07:00-08:20 (CET) | 3:00 – 4:00pm (AEST) 

This session will cover the approach to developing water security indicators for the region and making them accessible for data analysis and decision-making for wider use by governments, civil society, and researchers. Additionally, it will include regional case studies where the AWDO methodology has been successfully applied in local contexts by using the data to influence decision-making. Finally, it will discuss the challenges of taking such assessments to the next stage of facilitating their uptake to influence governance and policy. 

Valuing inclusive systems for stronger resilience in water and WASH 

Convened by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Water for Women | WaterAid | SNV | Plan International | iDE | Australian Water Partnership 

Date: Wednesday 24 August 08:30-09:50 (CET) | 4:30 – 5:50pm (AEST) 

Embedding the voice of women and marginalised people in water and WASH systems for multi-stakeholder partnerships, and cross-sectoral collaboration is one of the most effective pathways to strengthen equity and inclusion, so that the ‘invisible’ becomes visible, and hence valued. Valuing diversity, and diverse perspectives, strengthens prospects for a more climate resilient and socially cohesive future. 


Please join us and reach out if you are attending in person. For more information on any of these sessions or to register, visit the event website



Shreya Gyawali
Program Officer
Australian Water Partnership
T +61 2 6206 8477

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