Targets that promote efficient, nationally and locally appropriate water use will be key to achieving the SDGs....For World Food Day we look at 8 social and technological innovations that can contribute to a water-secure future for rural communities and family farme...October 15th is the UN International Day of Rural Women. Download the infographic on Gender and Agriculture....Reducing risks in urban vegetable production. Crop irrigation with polluted water has caused a bit of a stink with policymakers and the public....The CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014 aim to focus international attention on the vital role of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, landscapes and food sy...IWMI has released a series of maps showing the extent of the catastrophic flooding in Kashmir....Bangladesh will need to be much more efficient in using water to avoid putting pressure on groundwater resources....Stockholm, September 4th - IWMI's Director General, Jeremy Bird presents "The power of water - Four propositions and a resolution " during the Stockholm...
Any day now, a hundred Bangladeshi smallholder farmers will be planting their annual aubergine crop. But this year this select band will not be plantMongolian herders are maintaining the centuries old practice of moving from season to season to find new grasslands for their livestock, the primary sWorking with fellow ecologists and Friends of the Earth’s Big Ideas project, I have been exploring the way in which natural systems function as liviFor big decisions, like buying a car, we may do a bit of research; but most of the time, we simply follow our gut feeling as a guide. But do we want tImagine a workshop where people come together with the stated aim of producing documents to carry forward a body of work ten years in the making. We sWhen it comes to payment for ecosystem services, a long list of criticisms can often ensue. How can we put a price on nature? Are we willing to put ouTransboundary cooperation in the Water Sustainable Development Goal can benefit from existing research. Here are six indicators for monitoring transboMost people have played some kind of game in their lifetime. Be it cards, monopoly, or Farmville, this unique form of entertainment allows us to escapRainwater harvesting has been practiced for millennia throughout the world yet rainwater harvesting is still unknown to many communities. Recent innovBig dams have been taking a something of a pounding in recent weeks. A recent article in the New York Times by Scudder, an expert on dams and povertyIntegrated business models throughout the sanitation value chain can turn waste into valuable resources such as biofuels or fertilizer and save water,In southern Laos, rice fields are not only important for rice; they also harbour fish, frogs, insects, snails and plants, that are caught to supplemenWhat are “wicked problems”, why are they wicked and what does it take to do something about them? These are central issues in our new book, “WatNo country in the world runs its economy without subsidies. Even avowedly free market states, like the US, are awash with financial fillips for everytMultiple use water services takes domestic and non-domestic water needs as a starting point for the planning and provision of water services, holdingWho would have thought that the restoration of natural habitats, such as cloud forests, could help keep the light bulb on a bit longer during periodsHow can we best protect forests for the myriad ecosystem services they provide – capturing and storing carbon, protecting river systems and soils, mCommunity-Based Natural Resources Management has been applied widely, from the forests of Malawi to the coastal zone of Bangladesh. But it appears thaA new film spotlights a research project that demonstrates how the ‘big win’ is actually the result of the convergence of many small interventionsBusiness as usual in water management will not provide adequate water security, upon which our global economy relies ever more heavily. Part of the b
Cost recovery from irrigation in almost all the countries presents a dismal picture. Low cost recovery coupled with declining government finances has led to the deterioration of...This study assesses the changing consumption patterns of rice in Bangladesh and its implications on water demand by 2030. Rice dominates food and water consumption patterns in t...A review of global water demand projections (WDPs) show substantial over- or under-estimation. The pre-1990 WDPs, with population as the main driver of change, over-projected cu...This report analyzes the influence of agrarian transformations on the feminization of agricultural production in rural Tajikistan. It explores women’s multiple labor relations...This manuscript undertakes a review of current published information (peer-reviewed and grey literature) on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka. I...