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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.

Voices from Below

In Bihar, India, the existing agriculture inequalities exacerbated by the climate distress has exposed the marginalized farmers especially women sharecroppers and laborers to intersectionality of vulnerabilities by caste, class, geographical location, age, ethnicity, and gender.

Waste not, want not

Recovery of safe and nutritious food from wholesale to consumer and safe redistribution for direct human consumption to reduce hunger and malnutrition.

Moving out, moving up? Stories of rural women migrating from Thailand and Kyrgyzstan

On the 15th of October, 2022, the international community celebrates the world’s hardworking rural women whose labor helps deliver global food security.

July-August 2022 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from July and August

Staying alive: Navigating water, gender and poverty inequalities in Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt

Women’s increasing roles in irrigation in Egypt, as well as across the MENA region cannot be viewed in isolation of women’s domestic care work.

World Water Week 2022: Are we flowing in the right direction?

Climate change is with us now, and it's clear that there is no time, or water to waste. While most of today's challenges are linked to water, so as are the solutions.

Planning for drought in MENA

As part of its MENAdrought project, IWMI is working with the governments of Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco to develop drought action plans.

Customary water tenure: How can recognition and protection be improved?

New research identifies legal pathways for better recognition and protection of customary water tenure in sub-Saharan Africa as well as concrete solutions to improve current water law and water infrastructure development programs.

Supporting Nepal’s hill farmers to enhance their livelihoods through mixed farming

The hilly region of Nepal faces low productivity issues in the mixed farming system due to its’ challenged agro eco-system.

How irrigation scaling partnerships are boosting farmers’ resilience and livelihoods

Solutions have helped to strengthen demand and supply linkages along irrigated agricultural value chains, increasing farmers’ access to solar irrigation technologies and services, and ultimately boosting yields.

Bundling crop, irrigation and finance support boosts livelihoods for Ethiopia’s farmers

Bundles of water harvesting technologies (harvesting, lifting, application, crop selection) can be highly significant to smallholder farmers if it is possible to determine its economic viability before launching any intervention. The suitability analysis of these packages, as done by IWMI experts, defines that choosing highly productive and high-value crops is important for the diffusion of irrigation technologies to farmers.

Women’s leadership in the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystem (WEFE) Nexus in Nepal

Social justice and equity must drive a sustainable approach. Women and disadvantaged groups need equal growth opportunities to become the next generation of Water, Energy, Food, and Ecosystems Leaders.

June 2022 Research Journal Roundup

Water flows through industrial, agricultural, environmental, medical, and cultural systems around the world, touching every aspect of lives in cities and rural communities. Learn about our researchers’ contributions to research articles published in June 2022.

Transforming water research through integrated approaches

IWMI researcher Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi’s collaborative, integrative approach to research yields studies that reveal and address the complex interconnections between water and all aspects of life.

Cultivating innovation in Africa’s food systems

Evidence-based irrigation scaling strategies co-developed by IWMI aim to accelerate innovation in agricultural value chains.

May 2022 Research Journal Roundup

Microplastics monitoring in South Africa and more: IWMI contributions to research articles in May 2022

Turning the tide on drought in Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco

If we don’t take pre-emptive action to turn the tide on drought preparedness, we are very likely to see devastating impacts on food and water security for millions of people.

How water-smart agricultural solutions can help us stall desertification and thrive in the face of future droughts

Mitigating desertification and drought impacts, with water-smart solutions and digital innovations.

Demonstrating how data partnerships can underpin effective water-resources management in Ethiopia

The project can serve as a model for promoting more effective water management in river basins across the country.

Wetlands, humans and robots

This high-tech but accessible tool allows researchers and communities to monitor water quality in their wetland, contributing to better understanding of trends and hence wetland health.

Arsenic risk to humans: How crops, trade, and groundwater contribute

The study represents a first step towards improving our collective understanding of the magnitude of global risk stemming from crops irrigated with arsenic-contaminated groundwater.

April 2022 Research Journal Roundup

Every month, IWMI researchers collaborate on studies that explore the deeply interconnected relationships between humans and water systems.

Exploring agricultural water challenges and opportunities in West Africa as climate change signals a new normal

Enhancing the sector’s climate resilience through the scaling of innovative and integrated water management solutions in West Africa.

Exploring the water, energy, food, and ecosystems nexus in the Ganges Basin

Six interesting takeaways from the recent NEXUS Gains Ganges Basin Inception Workshop in Kathmandu.

March 2022 Research Journal Roundup

“Irrigation water management in the space age” and more: A roundup of IWMI contributions to research articles and journals in March 2022

Declining freshwater storage: A hidden crisis

New estimates provide a starting point for more strategic thinking about how to manage and protect vital freshwater sources.

February 2022 Research Journal Roundup

New approaches to agricultural water use, and more: A roundup of IWMI contributions to research articles and journals in February 2022

Tunisia joins Morocco, Lebanon, and Jordan in using state-of-the-art drought management technology

With the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week just concluded, learn how improved drought preparedness is helping strengthen the region’s resilience to climate change. 

December 2021 and January 2022 Research Journal Roundup

From antimicrobial usage to kitchen gardening: A roundup of IWMI contributions to research articles and journals in December 2021 and January 2022

How groundwater can help us build a more water-secure world

By putting groundwater at the heart of our work, IWMI researchers are paving the way for further climate adaptation and resilience.

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