Partner with us

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.

IWMI partners with numerous organizations both to deliver its world-class research and to develop practical solutions to water management challenges.

Key partners include:

  • Private sector
  • Universities and research institutes
  • International organizations and conventions
  • Civil society
  • Government ministries and agencies


Partnering for progress

How our work with others delivers dividends

IWMI-TATAWLEAgWater Solutions

IWMI-Tata Water Policy Research Program

Partnerships - IWMI-TATAIWMI-TATA Water Policy Research Program is a collaborative initiative in India between IWMI and the Sir Ratan TATA Trust (SRTT). This partnership emerged from a shared concern regarding the growing water stress in different parts of the sub-continent. The program aims to evolve fresh perspectives and sustainable solutions by drawing from the vast research carried out across the country and take these in the form of policy recommendations to the policy makers at the national, state and local level.

Successes inspired or influenced by IWMI-TATA research include:

The CGIAR Research Program on Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE)

Partnerships - WLELed by IWMI and combining the resources of 11 CGIAR Centers, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and numerous national, regional and international partners, the program seeks to provide an integrated approach to natural resource management research. WLE promotes a new approach to sustainable intensification in which a healthy functioning ecosystem is seen as a perquisite to agricultural development, resilience of food systems and well-being.

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Successes have included:

AgWater Solutions

Partnerships - AgWater SolutionsA partnership of six international organizations, led by IWMI, and dozens of local actors, the project sought to promote smallholder farming as an engine for economic growth, poverty reduction and food security by:

  • Improving the understanding of agricultural water management (AWM) solutions – especially how farmers can gain access to them and the benefits they   provide;
  • Showing how they can reach millions of farmers by developing strategies and business models that overcome constraints; and
  • Communicating these to governments, donors and the private sector so that they can create or refine their policies, investments and implementation strategies.

Central to the approach and to effective AWM solutions is market access – farmers will only invest in AWM options if they make economic sense.

Successes inspired or influenced by Agwater Solutions research include: