The link between water management and labor movement in South Asia

Migration is changing the face of South Asia’s families and farms. As a shifting climate and economic development make agricultural-based livelihoods increasingly less viable, men are migrating from rural areas in search of better employment and opportunity. Women are usually left behind with an increased workload but limited access to capital and resources.

IWMI’s research into out-migration looks at its impact on livelihoods, rural development, and water resources.

This week IWMI is convening a major policy dialogue on migration in New Delhi India. To mark the event, we explore the far-reaching consequences of out-migration on the families and places male migrant workers leave behind.