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High-Level Interactive Dialogue of the 67th session of the UNGA

22 March 2013 – United Nations, New York Jeremy BirdDirector General of IWMI, is on the panel of the High-Level Interactive Dialogue on Water Cooperation of the UN General Assembly which will provide the opportunity to identify and discuss water-related challenges and key areas which will require stronger political support and greater cooperation at the international level. The event will also explore strategies and cooperative solutions to overcome these challenges and discuss the potential role that all stakeholders, including UN-System could play in this context.

Ban Ki-moon – World Water Day 2013: Water Cooperation

20 Mar 2013 - UN Secretary-General video message on the occasion of International World Water Day 2013 (22 March). The day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Source: WebTV.UN.org

New research project will help Sri Lanka achieve water security

Colombo (20 March 2013) – A new program of research led by the Colombo-based International Water Management Institute (IWMI) will provide vital information to help address water and food security issues in Sri Lanka.

Published today, Cooperation for a water-secure future: A new research strategy for Sri Lanka, outlines an ambitious program of investigations that will help fill vital gaps in Sri Lanka’s knowledge of hydrology, ecology, economics and agronomy.

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Addressing the Sri Lanka Water Expo 2013 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Jeremy BirdDirector General of IWMI, said that the new initiative will support the government’s development strategy by targeting four key areas:

  1. More productive use of water in agriculture.
  2. Reducing vulnerability to floods, droughts and the impacts of climate change.
  3. Mainstreaming sustainability into the management of natural resources and ecosystems.
  4. Managing and sharing knowledge to improve decision-making.

Read the full speech [PDF 140kb]  |  Watch the video

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Proud owners of an IWMI “I walked for water” cup.
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Pay Dreschel talks to delegates about the need for irrigation reform in Asia.
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Proud owners of an IWMI “I walked for water” cup.
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Some wanted to know if the treadle pump was gender friendly.
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Proud owners of an IWMI “I walked for water” cup.
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Everybody wanted to try the treadle pump.
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Some wanted to know if the treadle pump was gender friendly.
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Some wanted to know if the treadle pump was gender friendly.