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Vegetable farmer who uses solar pumps for irrigation in Sayapatri Tol, Budiganga Rural Municipality 7, Morang District of Nepal. Photo: Nabin Baral / IWMI Grantees from South Asia awarded funds to develop innovations enhancing solar irrigation (October 2, 2020) - IWMI and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation have awarded five organisations with funds to develop innovations for solar irrigation.
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
TheNews.com.pk: With Kabul River flows controversy (February 11, 2019) - Is joint management of Kabul River by Pakistan and Afghanistan possible as the orphan river finds few takers?
MIT Technology Review: Is Pakistan running out of fresh water? (April 2, 2018) - The sight of water flowing from taps may soon be a luxury, with people having to queue up at tankers for just a bucket load of water for their daily needs.
Sri Lanka hosts meeting of minds on the Indus Basin  (July 6, 2017) - Experts identify key steps to strengthen knowledge on climate change and other water-related challenges 
Basudev Mondal irrigates a farm near the busy EM Bypass road of Calcutta, India growing brinjal or egg plant. Crop irrigation with untreated wastewater (July 5, 2017) - The use of wastewater to irrigate crops is far more widespread than previously estimated, according to a new study.
BBC.com: Raw waste water use on farms is ‘50% higher’ than estimated (July 5, 2017) - The global use of untreated waste water from cities to irrigate crops is much more widespread than previously estimated, says a new report.
Kabul hosts Afghanistan’s first-ever National Media dialogue on the Indus basin (October 2, 2016) - The dialogue brought together over 50 participants from the government, media and research community across different provinces of Afghanistan.
Press Release: New Knowledge Platform on the Indus Basin (September 1, 2016) - The Indus Basin Knowledge Platform (IBKP), which seeks to improve access to information and supports decision making on critical basin challenges, is launched at World Water Week 2016.
Download discussion summary Indus journalists gather in Nepal (March 10, 2016) - To mark the inaugural partners meeting of the Informing Change in the Indus Basin program IWMI together with thirdpole.net and ICIMOD convened a media dialogue.
Getting that ‘real time’ flow (May 7, 2015) - A better way to collect, send and share water information in Pakistan.
South Asia running out of groundwater (March 27, 2015) - [NEW DELHI] India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan along with China account for nearly half of the world’s total groundwater use and these regions are expected to  experience serious deficits, says the UN World Water Development Report (WWDR 2015), Water for a Sustainable World 2015 released ahead of  World Water Day on 22 March. WWDR 2015 […]
Water savings aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be (December 5, 2013) - By Jeff Smith A newly published study of rice-wheat agriculture in Pakistan shows that, while many farmers adopt water conservation technologies such as zero tillage, water use has actually risen, contributing to groundwater depletion.   There were two reasons for this. First, when less water was needed because of the new technologies, the ‘saved’ water […]
Preparing for the next dry year (October 2, 2013) - New research suggests that droughts in Pakistan are cyclical The vast farmlands of Pakistan are sustained by the Indus Basin Irrigation System; the largest contiguous canal irrigation system in the world. It serves 45 million acres (approximately 18.2 million hectares) and produces cereals, fruits, vegetables, sugarcane and cotton in abundance for local use as well […]