The MoU was signed by U.N.Punjiar, secretary of ministry of water resources and Peter N.Varghese, Australian high commissioner to India. Pawan Kumar Bansal, the union minister of water resources was present on the occasion.

Further, both the governments will encourage direct engagements between officials, study tours and other such activities in order to acquaint themselves of the developments in the above areas.

Exchange of information and experiences in the field of water resources management between the two countries will be consistent with each government’s respective domestic procedures and resources.

A Joint Working Group will be formed comprising of equal number of members from each of the countries which will monitor the engagement carried out in fulfillment of this MoU. The MoU will be in effect for a period of five years and can be extended with the agreement between the two parties.