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Our work with key agencies and educational institutions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh built capacity and tools to support the individual water reform journeys in these countries.
Our work helped to build capacity and tools to support the water reform journeys of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan, with inclusion of climate change and gender considerations.
Researchers and policy makers from Bangladesh and Australia are working to understand the sustainable level of water use, particularly groundwater use, for irrigation in the northwest region of Bangladesh.
We worked with government and water managers in India to identify key future challenges and opportunities for water – its use, planning and management – in the Brahmani Baitarni Basin.
Working together, the Nepal and Australian governments built capacity in strategic river basin planning through the Kamala River Basin Initiative in the south-east of Nepal. Knowledge, tools and experience from this project can be used in basin planning across Nepal.
We worked with Pakistan government agencies to implement Australian water resource management technologies, and built local capacity in integrated water resources management and impact assessment. This work supported a more productive and water secure Pakistan.
A key challenge for gender integration within the areas of water science and water governance is the lack of gender balance in institutions. We worked with partners in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh to increase diversity (with emphasis on women, as well as early to mid-career staff).
An understanding of likely future climate is critical to river basin planning and management in South Asia. This is vital as climate change will impact water and related sectors.
Achievements in SDIP centred around three themes: knowledge and practice, capacity development and creating an enabling environment.
Likely impacts of reservoir sedimentation on water availability and demand in the canal commands of the Indus Basin Irrigation System
Presentation of results from a long-term modelling study on the waters of the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS), published as […]
Launch of Water Resources Development Strategy for the Kamala River Basin, Nepal (13 August 2021)
Formal launch of the outcomes of 5-year Nepal-Australia collaboration in the Kamala River Basin on 13 August 2021.
Unravelling the groundwater use story in northwest Bangladesh
On 16 January 2022, Dr Mohammed Mainuddin made a keynote presentation on the relationship between water use and groundwater levels […]
Rainfall-induced recharge dynamics of heavily exploited aquifers – a case study in the north-west region of Bangladesh
Recently published results of a study to quantify the relationships between groundwater levels and rainfall recharge in the north-west of […]