IWMI’s value proposition is unique. It rests on our track record of more than 30 years of rigorous, solutions-oriented water management research, built on long term partnerships at local, country and regional levels, a sustained field presence across Africa and Asia, and recognized through the award of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize in 2012.
IWMI is a Research Center of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. The 2019-2021 CGIAR System Business Plan calls for innovation to transform the global system to address the world’s urgent challenges. In its commitment to this shared ambition, IWMI led the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), a global research-for-development program connecting partners to deliver sustainable agriculture solutions, which came to an end in 2021. Over the course of its ten-year journey (2012–2021), the program operated in over 60 countries, with more than 300 partners and completed over 200 projects. These activities made significant contributions to enhancing our natural resources and directly benefitted millions of lives across the Global South.
IWMI works through collaborative research with many partners in the North and South, and targets policymakers, development agencies, individual farmers and private sector organizations.
Read more about IWMI’s achievements as it celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015.