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Will Australia have a new national water plan by 2020?

ICE WaRM supports the key recommendation of the Productivity Commission’s Final Report to commit to renewing the National Water Initiative (NWI) by 2020.

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Disruptive discussions progress inclusivenes

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

To ensure an inclusive approach to future water resources management, traditional thinking needs to change to include women and empower their voice in decision making.

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Science for solutions in the Indus Basin

Thursday, 7 June, 2018

The Indus River Basin is a complex and changing system, shared by Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan. Elements of climate, population growth and political uncertainty, make decisions integral to social, economic and political systems, hard to get right.

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A boost for transboundary water management

Monday, 28 May, 2018

In India, as in Australia, water management involves sharing rivers across State boundaries, which is why our recent group of Australia Awards Fellows found this programme so valuable.

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Water Innovation Lab Australia

Friday, 25 May, 2018

Around 60 young water leaders from around the world, between the ages of 20 and 35, gathered in the Yarra Valley, with a goal to create collaborative innovations that respond to the most pressing water challenges in Australia and the region.

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China seeks Australian expertise in water trading

Monday, 14 May, 2018

Last week, a high-level delegation from China Water Exchange (CWEX), the Ministry of Water and business executives, attended a 5-day study tour focused on water trading in the southern Murray-Darling Basin region.

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Stretching the SDGs across nations and generations

At Ozwater this year, the International Water Association (Australia) and the Australian Water Association’s SDGs Specialist Network, presented a workshop on how the Australian water sector can drive the progress of the SDGs internationally.

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Call for an Evergreen Evolution

Saturday, 5 May, 2018

The majority of the world’s irrigated area lies in Asia and more than 80% of water withdrawals are used for irrigation. For this reason, the need to improve the productivity of irrigation to ensure a sufficient supply of food, fibre and fuel for tomorrow’s population, is increasingly imperative.

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Young professionals address ‘Basin Futures’ in Asia

Young professionals working in the irrigation sector were very enthusiastic about participating in a one-day training programme which was held at the beginning of the ICID 8th Asian Regional Conference in Nepal.

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Policy innovation assists reform and strengthens collaboration

Monday, 30 April, 2018

The Nepal-Australia Joint Advisory Committee on Water Resources Management recently met in Nepal to review current projects and explore new opportunities. ICE WaRM convenes this meeting between Nepal and Australia as part of its contribution to the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP).

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