- Playing with policies August 26, 2015
Can role-playing support better water management in Nepal?
- WLE launches revamped website August 24, 2015
The CGIAR Research Program on Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE), which is led by IWMI, has launched its new revamped website.
- World Water Week 2015 August 21, 2015
Join IWMI staff during world water week to discuss the latest issues surrounding water for development.
- Moving beyond boundaries August 19, 2015
New training manual supports groundwater management across African borders.
- Taking stock of biodiversity and ecosystem services worldwide August 18, 2015
Pioneering studies will help policymakers tackle the big issues.
- Irrigation development in Southern Africa August 12, 2015
Moving in the right direction, but still room for improvement.
- Press Release: Space technology to help develop flood insurance for India’s farmers August 1, 2015
Experts meet in Patna to discuss new initiative that could “future‐proof” one million smallholders.
- IWMI concludes public showing of ‘Water in Sri Lanka’ touring exhibition July 28, 2015
It was a successful two-month-long run in several key cities around the country.
- Dirt cheap? July 15, 2015
Ethiopia’s farmers pay a high price for soil erosion.
- IWMI Annual Report 2014 June 26, 2015
Our latest annual report is published as an online version as well as a downloadable summary.
- Groundwater access in Nepal June 22, 2015
Under rural feudalism in Nepal, tenants are getting the short end of the stick.
- NationalGeographic.com: Solar Electricity Buybacks May Reduce Groundwater Depletion in India June 22, 2015
It’s hard to find solutions that confront water depletion, climate change and rural poverty all at once, but an innovative scheme being piloted in the Indian state of Gujarat does just that.
- Ananda College wins IWMI World Environment Day gold trophy June 18, 2015
The IWMI – hosted ‘Water and the Environment’ junior quiz took place on 6th June 2015 at IWMI headquarters in Battaramulla.
- Half empty or half full? June 17, 2015
Map shows groundwater irrigation potential in Africa.
- IndianExpress: Gujarat farmer earns Rs 5 per unit for selling solar power produced in his farm June 15, 2015
Raman Parmar was handed over a cheque of Rs 7500 for the 1500 units of surplus power that was produced in his farm.
- FAO gives new lease of life to villagers in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu June 13, 2015
The new emphasis on water security is paying dividends.
- Payday for India’s first ever “sunshine farmer” June 12, 2015
Scheme could protect water reserves, boost incomes and guard against climate change.
- SLWP celebrates World Environment Day with tree planting campaigns June 10, 2015
The Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) celebrated World Environment Day 2015 on Friday 5 June with a tree planting ceremony at the Biodiversity Study Park.
- Thehindu.com: Move to notify EGREE region as Ramsar site hangs fire June 8, 2015
A proposal to notify the East Godavari Riverine Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE), a wetland mosaic landscape consisting of 44 high-impacting fishing villages encompassing the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, as a Ramsar site has been pending with the Forest Department for quite some time.
Coringa is the second largest mangrove in India after the Sundarbans in West ...
- Reversing the clock June 4, 2015
Ethiopian communities attempt to save biodiversity and livelihoods.
- IWMI to host junior quiz to mark World Environment Day 2015 May 29, 2015
The program aims at promoting awareness among schoolchildren, of the importance of water and the environment for sustaining life.
- FinancialExpress.com: MP lessons for bumper agricultural growth May 22, 2015
The spate of recent farmer suicides has once again drawn the country’s attention to the deepening agrarian crisis.
Media is abuzz with opinions and expert advice on how to provide succour to the farming community. Oft-repeated among these is the demand to increase public investment in irrigation.
However, we need to remember that, since 1990, public irrigation ...
- International Day for Biological Diversity May 22, 2015
Biodiversity and groundwater: the hidden link?
- Achieving water sustainability in Jaffna May 15, 2015
Several strategies are proposed to ensure the sustainability of Jaffna’s vital groundwater resources, the peninsula’s only reliable source of fresh water.
- Boosting Water Management in Sri Lanka May 7, 2015
Hi-tech system aims to enhance monitoring of the country’s water resources.
- Ethiopia homes in on household irrigation May 7, 2015
Ambitious strategy aims to improve the lives of millions
- Getting that ‘real time’ flow May 7, 2015
A better way to collect, send and share water information in Pakistan.
- Livemint.com: Water guzzling beverage firms are trying to give it back May 6, 2015
Water has moved to the top of the business risk agenda, according to an April PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, and at the current pace of water consumption, the overall demand for water is expected to increase by 55% globally by 2050, with industrial demand increasing fivefold.
Beverage companies, which are criticized by environmental activists for their exploitation ...
- Yoshi… Learning to research at IWMI April 23, 2015
Yoshiaki Inada (Yoshi) was seconded to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) by the Government of Japan, where he worked as a researcher from July 2012. He returned to Japan in early April 2015, at the conclusion of his three-year tenure.
Yoshi has ten years of administrative experience in the irrigation department of the Japanese ...
- Coffee with a splash of green April 20, 2015
In Vietnam, saving water isn’t just sustainable – it’s also profitable.
- Global Soil Week 2015 April 19, 2015
How smarter fertilizer and water use can help sustain our soils.
- IWMI celebrates 30 Years with ‘Water in Sri Lanka’ exhibition launched in Colombo April 16, 2015
IWMI marks 30 years with the launch in Colombo of the ‘Water in Sri Lanka’ exhibition.
- FiltSsep.com: Conwed sees potential in reverse osmosis April 16, 2015
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a critical part of the world’s water supply. The International Water Management Institute, a non-profit scientific research organization that focuses on sustainable water use in developing countries, estimates that by 2025 nearly 1 billion people will lack access to fresh, drinkable water. It’s clear that RO will play a major role ...
- East Africa’s farmers get water smart April 14, 2015
New book provides practical advice for farmers to make the most of their farm in climate and water uncertain times.
- 7th World Water Forum 2015 April 10, 2015
A team of IWMI experts is taking part in the World Water Forum (WWF) in Daegu & Gyeongbuk in South Korea.
- The Financial Express: Harvesting solar riches April 1, 2015
Growing agrarian stress, climate change, farmer suicides and an unpopular land bill are all colluding to turn the farm sector into prime minister Narendra Modi’s possible Waterloo. After decades of subsidies and sops, Indian agriculture still remains the parking lot for the poor for whom non-farm jobs remains a distant dream. Modi’s promised acche din ...
- The rise and fall of Onion Land? April 1, 2015
Irrigation has proved profitable in Ethiopia, but unsustainable use could burst the bubble.
- TheChicagoCouncil: ‘Business as Usual’ Management of Water and Agriculture Will Cripple Paths to Sustainable Development March 31, 2015
Guest commentary from Frank Rijsberman, Jeremy Bird, and Andrew Noble on Global Food For Thought.
- Sri Lanka Develops Cheap Rainfall Forecasting Device March 27, 2015 AsianScientist (Mar. 19, 2015) – By Smriti Daniel – Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data.Equipped with atomic clocks for precise time and date readings the devices log on to global positioning satellites (GPS) automatically. The devices are based on open-source technology and rely ...
- South Asia running out of groundwater March 27, 2015
India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan along with China account for nearly half of the world’s total groundwater use and these regions are expected to experience serious deficits, says the UN World Water Development Report (WWDR 2015), Water for a Sustainable World 2015 released ahead of World Water Day on 22 March.
WWDR 2015 explains ...
- Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device March 27, 2015
Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data.
Equipped with atomic clocks for precise time and date readings the devices log on to global positioning satellites (GPS) automatically. The devices are based on open-source technology and rely on local materials. At US$250, they are far cheaper ...
- Back to the grassroots March 26, 2015
New review paper explores the available knowledge and lessons learned from past experiences in promoting home gardens in Africa.
- Addressing the challenge of solid waste March 24, 2015
Channeling biodegradable waste into compost to reduce environmental pollution.
- Happy World Water Day 2015! March 22, 2015
See how IWMI is marking World Water Day this year.
- World Water Day 2015 March 20, 2015
Celebrate World Water Day with IWMI’s success stories in an interactive map to reflect on 30 years of work across Africa and Asia.
- The Effluent Society March 20, 2015
Can cities transform wastewater into an asset?
- New weather stations could help Sri Lanka predict and prepare for weather extremes March 18, 2015
Extreme and sudden weather variations in Sri Lanka make it difficult to accurately predict natural hazards like floods and landslides. But a low-cost and portable weather station, recently designed by IWMI, could raise the alarm before these events occur, significantly reducing the destruction and loss of life.
This new device, known simply as a Mobile Weather ...
- Measurements for a virtual world or reality? March 18, 2015
‘Water productivity’ and ‘water footprints’ have become mainstream. How can they really help?
- Cheap and easily-buildable mobile weather stations being tested here March 16, 2015
When the French scientist Dr. Yann Chemin during a visit to the southern Sri Lanka was trying to protect himself from “being cooked like a lobster,” with not a cloud above him, his app on the phone gave him quite a bewildering weather report.
“I was baffled as to how it could be cloudy and raining ...
- Sri Lankan phone to forecast rain March 16, 2015
Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations to capture and transmit near real-time rainfall data.Equipped with atomic clocks for precise time and date readings the devices log on to global positioning satellites (GPS), automatically.
The devices are based on open-source technology and rely on local materials – at US$250, they are far cheaper
- South Asia running out of groundwater March 27, 2015
- Playing with policies August 26, 2015
- IWMI Annual Report 2014
- IWMI Working Paper – 162: Review paper on ‘Garden Kits’ in Africa: lessons learned and the potential of improved water management
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