Water for development

2017-18 Budget Estimate:
$106.6 million*

*This includes water resource management, basic water, sanitation & hygiene, and water infrastructure.


Australia is well-placed to assist countries in the Indo-Pacific region by sharing our experience and expertise in managing complex water and sanitation challenges for sustainable economic growth and for good health.

In the Pacific we maintain a strong commitment to supporting improved water and sanitation service delivery. In Asia, the focus is on support for sustainable water resource management, financing and policy reform, engagement with the private sector, innovation and capacity building.

Australia is investing in water for development consistent with three strategies of Australia’s aid program:

Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Kids playing with water from a tap
Credit: Timor Leste Wateraid – Matthew Abbot.