A farmer with his young turmeric crops in Tamil Nadu, India. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI World Food Day 2020 Why food system transformation needs water Woman cleaning maize in Gwenia, Kassena Nankana District in Ghana (Photo Credit: Axel Fassio/CIFORC) International Day of Rural Women Women are reshaping gender norms in northern Ghana Ganesh Kumari Karki (60) drinks water from a public tap at Dhap village. Photo: Tom van Cakenberghe / IWMI IWMI’s response to Covid-19 IWMI Annual Report 2019 Water systems underpinning sustainable development

Africa-wide framework puts agricultural water management high on the agenda

Improving operational costs and financing could spur investment in sustainable agricultural water management practices and technologies.

Why food system transformation needs water

On World Food Day, Dr. Mark Smith, Director General of IWMI, explains why effective water management is key to transforming food production.

Focus on Covid-19

Ganesh Kumari Karki (60) drinks water from a public tap at Dhap village. Photo: Tom van Cakenberghe / IWMI

IWMI’s vision is for a water secure world. But, as the pandemic continues its march into the poorer parts of the planet, the distance from that vision is brought into sharp focus. Billions of people do not have access to the safe water that is the primary line of defense against the virus. Read more…

Business models for fecal sludge management in India

Globally, 50% of the population relies on on-site sanitation systems (OSS) such as septic tanks and pit latrines and is, hence, in need of Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) solutions.

Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI): exploring potential at the global scale.

This report presents a spatial analysis conducted at global scale to identify areas of high suitability for implementing the Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI) approach.