Poverty Reduction, Livelihoods and Jobs
Livelihoods improve when water becomes more accessible. At a basic level, more water can mean improved agricultural irrigation, leading to increased income generated from smallholdings. And having access to clean water can result in less time spent travelling to pumps and wells, and more time spent in education or work.
Much of IWMI’s work aims at poverty reduction, whether that’s helping to reduce floods and thus damage to crops and property or increasing accessibility to sustainable aquifers.
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