Australia has a long and proud history of supporting water resource management in the Mekong region. eWater Group’s three divisions – eWater Solutions, Australian Water Partnership, and Mekong Water Solutions – play a critical role in sharing Australia’s technology and helping to build capabilities in the region. Australia has been a partner of the Mekong […]
More than 300,000 people living in Stung Staung river basin in Northern Cambodia rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. Access to a clean water supply is fundamental for wellbeing and health particularly to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Increased food security, higher income for farmers and improved health in the villages can be expected […]
The Ayeyarwady River is Myanmar’s largest and most commercially important river but its water resources are not well understood. With the support of the Australian Water Partnership, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar commissioned the first integrated assessment of the natural resources of the Ayeyarwady Basin. eWater lead the surface water […]
Revitalised Reserves Connecting Communities Designing a Stormwater System for an Urban Biodiversity Corridor The drainage reserves that run diagonally through Pasadena from the Adelaide Hills to the Plains are hot, dry and barren. On an urban heat map (right), the reserves show up as the hottest areas in the locality, scarring the otherwise leafy suburb. […]
Targeting investment to improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef. What is the Paddock to Reef program? The Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program (Paddock to Reef program) started in 2009 as a joint initiative of the Australian and Queensland governments to report on water quality improvement resulting from investment in […]
The Strengthening Water Resources Management in Afghanistan (SWaRMA) project is a two year collaboration between the governments of Afghanistan and Australia through the CSIRO. eWater, in collaboration with the CSIRO has supported the initiative through: Developing a Kabul Basin Model. Developing a Whole-of-Afghanistan water availability model. Capacity building in water resource modelling with eWater Source. […]
Source plays an important role in managing the waters resources of the Murray-Darling Basin
eWater has worked with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) since 2013. Established in 1995 under the Mekong Agreement. The MRC is an inter-governmental agency working with the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam with the goal of jointly managing the shared water resource and the sustainable development of the Mekong River. Since 2013, eWater […]
Water is essential to life and culture in the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao. More than third of GDP and 75% of employment comes from subsistence agriculture, which is heavily dependent on rainfall and Lao’s rivers. Traditionally, the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao (Lao PDR) was considered a water rich country, but increasing demand for […]
Construction of dams, weirs and use of water for irrigation, industry and towns has meant that many aquatic and floodplain ecosystems don’t get the water they did naturally. One way of addressing this is to construct infrastructure, such as regulators and embankments that allow water managers to simulate natural watering regimes with lower flows. While […]
Decades of war and political instability have decimated most of Afghanistan’s water infrastructure and reduced the technical capacity of the water resources sector. In response, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is undertaking a range of initiatives to invest in new infrastructure, improve water resource management and increase capability. One such initiative is […]
Source models support strategic planning, policy development, catchment and water resource management in the Australian Capital Territory The models underpin the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Water Strategy 2014-44 – Striking the Balance and support the ACT Government to meet its obligations under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan 2012. Together with eWater, the ACT Environment, Planning and […]
eWater assisted the Maharashtra Department of Water Resources to develop a modelling framework to test water management options and to support the development of an integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan for the Upper Godavari sub-basin.
For 130 years Melbourne’s catchments and water infrastructure have provided for the water needs of Melbourne’s growing population and industry. Population growth and climate change are putting increasing pressure on Melbourne’s traditional water supplies. Melbourne Water is working with retail water company customers to adopt a more integrated approach to delivering water services, with the […]
eWater, in partnership with UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) implemented a pilot using space-based data to help water users in drought prone countries to better understand and manage droughts.