Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
It is largely through water that most people will ‘experience’ climate change: unpredictable rain, droughts and floods, and the disruption this will bring to our food systems and drinking water supplies. IWMI’s research addresses ways to maximize water productivity. This means developing more accurate rainfall predictions to support drought and flood warning systems; promoting ‘climate-smart’ agricultural technologies; increasing water storage, and circular resource and waste systems and water resources modelling, monitoring and scenario planning so we know who and where is using how much water.
It also means addressing how watersheds, wetlands and mangroves can provide nature-based solutions to moderate climate extremes and increase resilience to climate change.
Below is content curated specifically to show the importance of water science in food systems in the area of Climate Adaptation and Mitigation.