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Innovation and partnerships: Key ingredients in a conflict-affected world

IWMI’s collaborations in the areas of fragility, conflict and migration are aimed at making strides towards an equitable future for all.

Protecting and promoting traditional foods one woman at a time

Women and food-centric interventions through the NATURE+ Initiative aim to increase the resilience of rural women.

Be a germ buster: Wash your hands.

Effective hand hygiene reduces the risk of meat contamination and the transmission of foodborne disease

Before disaster strikes: Preparing for complex emergencies with anticipatory action

Enhancing disaster preparedness and building resilience in fragile settings requires fostering a deeper understanding of the complexities involved.

Water: Amplifying impact through the CGIAR Initiative on One Health

Globally, the health of water is affected by various water users and pollution sources including cities, towns, crops, livestock and industries.

Going with the flow, or fighting for it?

The competition for scarce natural resources in the Letaba River Basin and why it matters for World Rivers Day.

As the demand for water rises, we need to re-think global water storage

The future of water storage requires a systems approach which fully integrates natural infrastructure alongside built infrastructure.

Information meets innovation: Climate data for resilient food value chains in CWANA

Improving climate data availability through platforms like F2R-CWANA can enhance the analysis and understanding of climate impacts.

April-May 2023 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from April and May 2023.

Promoting gender equality through applied research for development that supports drought resilience and land restoration

The promotion of gender equality while effecting climate change adaptation is a political and moral imperative.

Menstrual Hygiene Management – a missing piece in the water agenda

Integrating MHM into water-related programming not only enhances the well-being and dignity of women and girls but also contributes to improved health outcomes, increased educational opportunities, and sustainable development at large.

Urban agriculture during economic crisis: Lessons from Cuba, Sri Lanka and Ukraine

How low-cost measures can help to reduce an urban food crisis. 

February-March 2023 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from February to March 2023.

Conference lays out shared vision of strategies and investments needed to catalyze farmer-led irrigation development in Africa

Affordable finance, digital tools and innovation bundles are among the enablers that can help meet Africa’s irrigation potential of 60 million hectares in the next five years. 

Accelerating climate adaptation in the Zambezi River Basin through digital innovations

Digital innovations can mitigate risks by providing services and technologies for planning, forecasting, reducing impact, and compensating losses.

Eight ambitious missions to transform the future of water security

Recognizing the need for youth to be included in this conversation, young people have been made co-guardians of the TFWS process

Ukama Ustawi: Accelerating inclusive agribusiness in East and Southern Africa

Empowerment and structural change come hand in hand – and with women agri-entrepreneurs at the center!

December 2022- January 2023 Research Journal Roundup

As we transitioned into a new year, IWMI researchers continued to advance our knowledge of how we can strengthen natural resource management, improve food resiliency, and promote gender equity.

Lisa-Maria Rebelo celebrated as a leader in remote sensing: her advice to aspiring female researchers

This International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we celebrate Dr. Lisa-Maria Rebelo’s achievements and inquire of her advice for the next generation of aspiring female researchers.

“Revive and Restore Degraded Wetlands”, what will it take?

Wise use calls for balance between maintaining key wetlands functions while not unduly restricting wetlands’ use by millions of often poor people.

Tributary-level cooperation in the Isfayramsai River basin can benefit Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and the Aral Sea

Within the NEXUS Gains Initiative, an IWMI team is focusing on water storage around the Isfayramsai River.

Satisfying the growing need for water storage: the role of sand dams in an integrated storage framework 

More than 2 billion people currently live in water-stressed countries, and approximately 4 billion people experience water scarcity at least one month per year.

Bridges not barriers: Opening doors to more integrated migration policy

Unable to find a job in Kyrgyzstan, Khadija migrated to Russia. With the money she earned working in a rural hospital, she was able to send her three children to school and build a house back home.

September-November 2022 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from September to November.

Young researchers who are transforming agri-food systems for rural prosperity

IWMI’s Sidra Khalid and Najeeb Ullah won this year’s Transformative Research Challenge hosted by the World Food Forum.

Managed aquifer recharge: A reliable solution to manage droughts?

The findings from this study, whilst unique to Gujarat, add to the body of literature from other semi-arid regions of the world.

More nations can be better prepared for drought as IWMI takes its space-based monitoring tool online

IWMI has launched its next-generation South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) platform.

Our planet is still in the emergency room, but water can help us get out

The efforts of the water community paid off. For the first time in history, water was explicitly incorporated in a COP decision highlighting that it is a key solution to the worsening climate crisis and must sit at the centre of climate action.

Solar Irrigation Pump (SIP) Sizing Tool

IWMI-ICAR-BISA Beta Version By offering 1400-2200 hours of reliable, zero marginal cost, green energy for pumping, solar irrigation pumps (SIP) can be a godsend for farmers,...

World Toilet Day 2022: An Interview with Solomie Gebrezgabher

When you flush your toilet, do you ever wonder what happens to your waste? Dr. Solomie Gebrezgabher, IWMI Senior Researcher, will tell you that human excrement can be transformed into something valuable.

Water reuse: a potential game-changer for water security in the Middle East and North Africa

ReWater MENA focused on one region. But as the most water-stressed region in the world, it offers valuable lessons for other areas facing increasing water scarcity.

Enhancing the benefits of integrated water storage management in Ethiopia’s Tana-Beles sub-basin

Water storage, both built and natural, can be managed to address competing water demands for food and energy production while sustaining healthy ecosystems.

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