Nutrition, Health & Food Security

IWMI’s policy and technical innovations promote a food and water secure future. Our work not only improves irrigation and allows farmers to grow a more nutritionally diverse set of crops. But, better water resources management also encourage more equitable access to sanitation and hygiene, critical for public health systems.

Our projects span farmer-led irrigation, where smallholders invest in wells and pumps to take control of irrigating their crops, to the use of satellite data to map water resources at the regional level.

Below is content curated specifically to show the importance of water science in food systems in the area of Nutrition, Health & Food Security.

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Every year, drought impacts millions of people worldwide, including in South Asia. Since 1990, affecting over 750 million people, with economic damages estimated at 7 billion USD. Mitigating drought risks...
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Despite the policies and legislation that institutionalize public and community participation in the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and Water Services Development Plan (WSDP) in South Africa, communities continue to feel...

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