The Water Agency has been involved in many port development projects; connecting people, knowledge and ideas across countries:
Through its Australia Water Challenge program, TWA supported several initiatives to make the developmet of new maritime infrastructure projects more environmentally friendly. One of the innovations, aimed at reducing the environmental damage from back-hoe dredging, was tested at the Australian Maritime Complex in Perth and subsequently further developed in partnership with world-leading maritime services company Boskalis (www.boskalis.com).
The ambitious maritime strategy of Indonesian President Jokowi, is attracting a lot of interest from international companies to set-up business in Indonesia, in areas such as dredging and land reclamation, engineering consultancy and port construction. Supporting and advising several international companies, The Water Agency has conducted feasibility studies, organised matchmaking events, guided market entry strategies and organised port innovation challenges.
Port development in Myanmar is still in it early stages but is expected to benefit from significant investment over the coming years. The Water Agency aims to inspire this process by promoting innovative thinking (sustainable, green, smart port development), setting up a Port Community of Practice, a dredging course and capacity building for young port professionals through the Myanmar Water Challenge. TWA involves several international companies in these programs, such as Arcadis, Royal HaskoningDHV, Boskalis and Van Oord.