Abundant Water joins the Australian Water Partnership
Abundant Water is pleased to announce it has joined the Australian Water Partnership (AWP). The AWP is an Australian Government development cooperation initiative bringing together the water sector and development organisations in the Asia Pacific.
Partnering with the AWP connects Abundant Water with other Australian organisations in the water, sanitation and hygiene, or WASH, sector. Abundant Water’s CEO Sunny Forsyth is proud to announce that Abundant Water has been successful in joining the AWP.
“This is a significant achievement for Abundant Water and it is a testament to the breadth and depth of skills we have in our organisation that the AWP have accepted us as one of their Australian partners; it gives me great confidence moving forward," Sunny said.
“By strengthening our social business model we have been able to focus on the sustainable delivery of our water filtration technology to communities. This means our projects are less and less reliant on external funding.”
Incorporated in Canberra in 2009, Abundant Water has reached thousands of households across the region. The organisation’s initial projects were based in rural areas of Laos and it is still the focus of most activity, but there is also a small pilot project in Nepal and scoping programs underway in Timor Leste and the Philippines.
“In addition to Abundant Water increasing our scope to include other countries, we are also leading the way in the development, implementation and measurement of sustainable and scalable drinking water projects. We are providing technical project guidance to Australian not-for-profit organisations seeking WASH expertise, as well as working with Australian universities and the CSIRO; and this is something that we can build on as a partner in the AWP initiative.
AWP was established in 2015, to improve access to Australian water sector experience and expertise in recognition of the growing need for collaboration from governments and multilateral agencies in the Asia-Pacific region.