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Using maps to save lives when a super cyclone strikes (May 28, 2020) - IWMI provides data that will inform response and relief efforts to Super Cyclone Amphan.
Down to Earth: When Covid-19, climate collide: How south Asia can prepare itself (April 27, 2020) - Countries in south Asia are bracing themselves for an onslaught of climate disasters, as if managing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is not enough.
Photo: Neil Palmer / IWMI COVID-19 is a deadly reminder that inclusive water supply and sanitation matters for all of us (March 20, 2020) - Since the COVID-19 crisis escalated, we have been reminded daily that one of the most important precautionary measures we can take to avoid infection – and spreading the virus – is washing our hands.
DownToEarth.org: Breaking silos in disaster management (September 19, 2019) - An integrated approach involving all concerned stakeholders can help farmers combat the ill-effects of climate-induced natural disasters
Solutions for those managing risk in climate disasters (September 9, 2019) - Indian farmers take aim at climate disasters through bundling high-tech solutions.
AsiaTimes.com: The developing world’s water crisis has arrived (August 19, 2019) - A study across 15 cities in South Asia, Africa and South America shows that water is inaccessible and unaffordable.
Nepal’s Koshi River Basin faces an uncertain climate future. Photo: Fraser Sugden / IWMI You can’t manage what you don’t measure (March 7, 2019) - New information on water resources to guide development in Nepal’s Koshi Basin.
Photo: Dakshina Murthy Fine-tuning flood risk management (February 20, 2019) - New rounds of pilot testing and post-flood recovery in India.
A farmer checks the drip irrigation system system at his rice field in Govindapuram,Tamil Nadu, India. Water security for sustainable dryland development (February 18, 2019) - The search for options to boost water productivity
MongaBay.com: Restoring tank irrigation can strengthen rural climate resilience (January 9, 2019) - Less than 10 percent of defunct tanks have been restored over the past two decades according to researchers.
International meet to focus on doubling farmers' income TimesOfIndia: International meet to focus on doubling farmers’ income (December 3, 2018) - Key speakers include Mihir Shah, former member of the Planning Commission, S Venkataramanan, managing trustee of Tata Trusts, Claudia Sadoff, director general of IWMI.
Press Release: Mobile phone app launched to strengthen new insurance scheme for India’s farmers (September 21, 2018) - International Water Management Institute (IWMI) launched a mobile app, called AgRISE, in support of a new national agricultural insurance scheme.
India.Mongabay.com: India’s groundwater crisis, fueled by intense pumping, needs urgent management (June 13, 2018) - Central and southern India appear to be experiencing increasing freshwater stores, likely due to a naturally higher than normal rainfall.
Informing Change in the Indus Basin (ICIB) (May 10, 2018) - Opportunities for journalists to report on the most pressing environmental and development problems in the Indus Basin.
IndiaSpend.com: Even Without India’s Water Crisis, Doubling Farmers’ Income In 5 Years Impossible (May 10, 2018) - Currently a senior fellow at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Anand, Shah helmed a pilot project in rural Gujarat that facilitated the creation of a farmers’ solar power cooperative.
Ariel view of Rupiki irrigation scheme, Zimbabwe At the World Water Forum 2018 (March 21, 2018) - The vital importance of the concept for effective water governance is the key message of a side event being held at the 8th World Water Forum.
Ujeli BK. Photo: Patrick Drown / IWMI International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018) - Florianne Clement, a social scientist at IWMI, explains how development projects can detect and influence the "critical consciousness" that compels and enables women to rise above the prejudice and discrimination around them.
Business-Standard: World Bank interested in expanding satellite-based flood insurance scheme (February 26, 2018) - After the success of the pilot project on Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) for farmers in Bihar, the World Bank has shown interest in helping to scale up the plan across eastern India.
International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017 (October 13, 2017) - With index-based flood insurance the payout should be not only transparent but also much faster.
Composting in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka The power of rubbish (August 22, 2017) - New Thrive blog post on turning the burden of sanitation services into a profit using business thinking.