- Water, food and energy security in the “Urban Millennium”
How do we ensure towns and cities are viable places to live?
- Securing Water for Urban Farms
As most of us know, a great deal of our food travels long distances by planes, trains, trucks and ships before reaching our dinner plates. Even California – the fruit,…
- Facing up to South Asia’s environmental arsenic
Report calls for more action to combat the region’s contamination challenge.
- IWMI and partners train Sri Lanka’s flood managers to meet future disasters
(Colombo, 17 November 2014) – Disaster management agencies in Sri Lanka can now assess the likelihood of future floods with up-to-the-minute data from space. This will enable them to plan…
- IWMI hydrologist recognized with President’s Award
Lal Muthuwatta, hydrologist and mathematical modeler at IWMI, received the President's award for a journal article on his research in a river basin in Iran.
- Technology alone is not a silver bullet
Storing water could help rural communities in Nepal, if socioeconomic factors are addressed.
- 90% of surface water in Tamil Nadu is exploited, says expert
Nearly 90 per cent of surface water in Tamil Nadu had been exploited, said B.J. Pandian, Director of Water Technology Centre at Agriculture College and Research Institute (ACRI), Madurai, on…
- How solar irrigation pumps meant to help Indian farmers end up hurting the environment
Farmers, who so far have had to depend on undependable electricity supplied at night, will get full-voltage daytime power from solar panels and will extract more water and at a…
- Can Myanmar achieve food security?
The need for targeted investments to reduce poverty and regain preeminent agricultural position in the region.
- Resilience to climate change need of the hour
CWC chairman says climate change impacts agrarian economies more than others. Secretary-General of the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage C. Avinash Tyagi said the only way out for the…
- Urban farming covers an area the size of Europe, more growth needed – study
ROME, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – City dwellers are growing their own food on a much greater scale than previously thought, farming an area the size of the European…
- 40 Percent Of The World’s Cropland Is In Or Near Cities
Urban agriculture is clearly taking off around the world — in backyards, on rooftops and on local farms. But just how much of the world’s cropland can we really call…