Water

Water Security in South-East Asia

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water flows from a pipe over a ploughed field
Project code
WAC/2023/171
Program
Budget
AUD 86,314
Research program manager
Dr Neil Lazarow
Project leader
Dr Emily Barbour
Commissioned organisation
eWater LTD
Duration:
JUN 2023
2023
MAR 2024
Project status
Legally committed/Active
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Overview

This project, under Phase I, will focus on understanding national water tenure arrangements (water tenure analysis), fostering multidisciplinary approaches to water scarcity management, identifying key areas for national action, developing practical capacity in conducting routine water accounting, developing a pilot water account through a series of 'learning by doing' workshops with the National Multidisciplinary Teams (water accounting roadmap) and supporting the establishment of a regional cooperative platform, via regional engagement on water scarcity at the Regional Technical Workshop on Water Scarcity.

ACIAR will support the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) in its collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to address the challenges associated with increasing water scarcity.

This research contributes to Australia's investment in improving water resources management in South-East Asia. It specifically focuses on developing practical local capability in water accounting and allocation with Indonesian water management professionals, and forms part of a larger demand-led investment in the region. 

Activities and expected outcomes

  • Fostering multidisciplinary approaches to water scarcity management (supporting FAO in the establishment of a national multi-disciplinary team in Indonesia).
  • Supporting FAO in identifying key areas for national action, and in developing practical capacity in conducting routine water accounting.
  • Developing a water accounting roadmap in collaboration with the National Multidisciplinary Team through four workshops and a water account pilot.
  • Supporting the establishment of a regional cooperative platform, via regional engagement on water scarcity at the Regional Technical Workshop on Water Scarcity.
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map of Indonesia
Key partners
eWater LTD