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Giving water a second life (October 17, 2018) - Launch of a major project on water reuse at Cairo Water Week.
Shedding light on policy options (February 22, 2017) - Toward sustainable solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation
Sustainable development in the Eastern Nile (June 9, 2016) - Investments in land and water are critical
Tending fields by text (September 17, 2015) - Mobile phones and satellite imaging are transforming farming in Sudan.
Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI Heads or Tails (March 9, 2015) - How Egyptian farmers are adapting to water scarcity up and down a canal.
IWMI Research Report – 160: Understanding farmers’ adaptation to water scarcity: a case study from the western Nile Delta, Egypt (February 11, 2015) - This study was undertaken to analyze farmers’ adaption to water scarcity in the command area of a secondary canal in the Nile Delta of Egypt. The results revealed that farmers’ responses were driven by a multiplicity of factors, beyond water scarcity or profit maximization. These additional factors include food security of the family, risk management, […]
Models under the spotlight (June 24, 2014) - Is it time to break the mold?

Modeling river basins is so fashionable it seems that everyone wants in.
Keeping track of liquid assets (June 23, 2014) - ‘Water Accounting Plus’ helps policymakers go with the flow
World Development Information Day (October 24, 2013) - Bytes and bottlenecks – can data deliver? Leaps forward in data processing power and access to information are helping make irrigation more efficient and sustainable. Today, World Development Information Day, we take a look at some of the possibilities and some of the challenges. Irrigation has long been the backbone of global food security, but […]
A Kenyan farmer uses a mobile phone in the field. Photo by Neil Palmer (CIAT) Who can you call? (September 30, 2013) - African farmers get water advice from mobile phones The information revolution has transformed farming in many parts of the world. Sophisticated computer models can now process huge quantities of data from satellites to local hydrological stations, producing accurate forecasts for even the remotest regions. This gives wired-up farmers invaluable insights on what crops to plant […]