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Australia –India water Security initiative (AIWASI):

GS Paper 3:

Syllabus: Conservation related issues.

 

Context:

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA) and the Government of Australia have signed an MoU for Technical Cooperation in urban water management.

 

Significance:

  • The MoU will enable both India and Australia to learn about technological advancements gained by two nations in key areas of urban water security.
  • It will promote exchange of learning, best practices and capacity building of institutions.
  • It will also help promote cooperation between the two countries under Australia-India Water Security Initiative(AIWASI).

 

Current Affairs

 

What is the Australia-India Water Security Initiative(AIWASI)?

AIWASI is a project Under South Asia Water Security Initiative (SAWASI) of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia.

  • It aims to work towards the Water Sensitive City vision which is based on holistic management of the integrated water cycle.
  • It will undertake investments that provide urban water services support to disadvantaged communities to access reliable, safe water and sanitation services.

AIWASI project is also a ‘living laboratory’ with multiple educational, social and environmental benefits like water literacy of students and the community, creation of green spaces etc.

 

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. Australia –India water Security initiative (AIWASI).
  2. South Asia Water Security Initiative (SAWASI).
  3. The Water Sensitive City vision.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of the Australia –India water Security initiative (AIWASI).

 

Q. 5) Consider the following statements:

  1. Australia-India Water Security Initiative(AIWASI) is a project Under South Asia Water Security Initiative (SAWASI).
  2. It aims to work towards the Water Sensitive City vision.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only.
  2. 2 only.
  3. Both.
  4. None.

Sources: the Hindu.