The International Water Management Institute operates at the interface of research and development to provide evidence based solutions to sustainably manage water and land resources for food security, livelihoods and the environment. IWMI is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
70% of global freshwater abstraction is used for growing crops. How we manage this over the coming decades will have major implications for food security.
From countries to communities, the institutions and policies that govern water use have a direct bearing on prosperity and ecosystem health.
As the world develops, balance needs to be struck between the needs of competing water users. We develop tools and analyze possible scenarios to boost equitable use.
If global commitments to sustainable growth are to be successful, smarter water management will be needed.
By 2050, two thirds of humanity will live in urban environments. Innovation in water and waste management could help cities thrive.
IWMI’s Barbara van Koppen is a contributing author to the ‘Global Gender and Environment Outlook’ a first-of-its-kind publication by UNEP.Read More
IWMI Nepal is conducting research for a project entitled ‘Watershed Hydrology Impact Monitoring Research’.Read More
View our photo essay exploring how IWMI research contributes to soil conservation and the restoration of degraded land in Africa and Asia.Read More