News Archive :: IWMI

News Archive

GGP-Basil farmer-Timothy Syrota-IWMI Found! Water on Mars! But the real challenges are more down to Earth… (October 9, 2015) - This blog captures critical knowledge and action stemming from our work, the work of those we partner with and deriving from events and occasions we believe should be marked because of their global significance to water management.

Alan Nicol
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wor163-hpt IWMI Working Paper – 163: Characteristics of urban and peri-urban agriculture in West Africa: results of an exploratory survey conducted in Tamale (Ghana) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) (October 8, 2015) - Agriculture is a long-standing feature of urban and peri-urban West Africa. The technical, environmental, social and political implications of urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) have been researched throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Such work starts with description (Rakodi 1988; Lee-Smith 2013), and moves through valorization of UPA’s environmental and social benefits (Smit […]
wor164 IWMI Working Paper – 164: Consumer perceptions of fruit and vegetable quality: certification and other options for safeguarding public health in West Africa. (October 8, 2015) - Urban areas in developing countries have many formal and informal food chains and face diverse food-quality and -safety challenges resulting from infrastructure (e.g., cold transport and storage) and institutional capacities (e.g., for monitoring of compliance with safety standards), and legislations in general might not be able to keep pace with the dynamics of urban food […]
Flooding in Sri Lanka - 2015 Maps aid Sri Lankan flood relief (October 5, 2015) - Images show extent of inundation in real time
A pearl millet farmer with part of her harvest Farming to type (September 28, 2015) - A new way of categorizing farms can lead to improved sustainability.
improving_water_management Improving water management in Myanmar’s Dry Zone for food security, livelihoods and health (September 25, 2015) - This research study was initiated as part of the project: Sustainable management of water to improve food security and livelihoods in the Dry Zone of Myanmar.
drone_buss_over_sri_lanka The Drone Buzz Over Sri Lankan Farms (September 25, 2015) - With a near infrared sensor on board, the eBee can help us or farmers identify stress in a crop ten days before it actually shows up physically
Dr Stephen Bygrave Can Sri Lanka be a zero emissions economy? The view from Down Under… (September 22, 2015) - An interview with Dr. Stephen Bygrave who is the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions visiting Sri Lanka to speak at the forum on Combating Climate Change in Sri Lanka.
the_drone_buzz The drone buzz over Sri Lankan farms (September 21, 2015) - With a near infrared sensor on board, the eBee can help us or farmers identify stress in a crop 10 days before it actually shows up physically
wor163 IWMI Research Report – 163: Demonstrating Complexity with a Role-playing Simulation: Investing in Water in the Indrawati Subbasin, Nepal (September 21, 2015) - This report documents the use of a role-playing game to demonstrate the interaction between migration, social capital and the effectiveness of water storage.