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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.

In focus: Women making a difference in the world of water

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 and pursue "gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow,” find out how three IWMI researchers are translating those words into action.

Why joint consideration of the water, energy, food, and environment sectors matters for gender equality and inclusivity in Nepal

As IWD approaches, CGIAR is launching a new research initiative – NEXUS Gains – that focuses on developing integrated innovations and solutions across the water, energy, food, and environment (WEFE) sectors.

Exploring the untapped potential of managed aquifer recharge

As the world spotlights the importance of groundwater throughout 2022, a promising approach for ensuring sustainable use and management of this precious resource is gaining steam.

Social justice starts with water security for all

Social justice and water security are inextricably linked – for either to be achieved, the other must be considered from the very beginning.

2021 Research Journal Roundup

A look back on some of the contributions of IWMI researchers to research articles and journals in the past year.

Nafn Amdar: “Mentoring women in science can change the world”

Celebrate International Day for Women and Girls in Science with IWMI, and read more of our recent interview with Nafn Amdar.

Learning and unlearning through role-play

How participatory gender workshops are enabling communities in Nepal

Reviving wetlands for people and the planet

IWMI and our partners continue to work year in and year out to ensure wetlands are managed in a sustainable fashion.

To protect the world’s vital wetlands, we must invest in science

As the world prepares to celebrate World Wetlands Day, IWMI reflects on the transformative power of nature-based solutions to tackle climate change — and more.

Empowering female farmers through improved access to water technologies

Solar irrigation technology has the potential to empower more than 12 million women farmers across Nepal who constitute the backbone of the country’s farming system.

Toward gender equality and inclusion

If we are to achieve equitable, productive, resilient, and sustainable food systems, we must ensure that no one is left behind.

The year in review: Reflecting on a busy and productive 2021 

A major highlight for IWMI in 2021 was our robust participation in the COP26 climate summit, which took place in Glasgow during the first two weeks of November.

Researchers map Ethiopia’s irrigated areas at a previously unavailable resolution

Remote sensing data enables IWMI researchers to identify irrigated areas at a resolution of 30 meters, providing valuable insights for water policy and agricultural planning.

Putting water at the heart of sustainable development in West Africa

According to the latest report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, West Africa could face particularly high water risk. Largely dependent on rain-fed agriculture and already vulnerable to floods and droughts, the region faces declining crop yields by as early as 2050 if the large-scale water cycle changes already observed get any worse.

Join IWMI in celebration of World Soil Day 2021

We celebrate World Soil Day every December 5. It is a day created by the United Nations to raise awareness about soil degradation around the globe, and make clear the threat that unchecked soil degradation poses to ecosystems and people.

How smarter water management can help strengthen food security for the 500 million people who call the Nile Basin home

A recently completed study conducted by IWMI presents scenarios where water can be used sustainably and efficiently for cultivating crops.

With COP26 in the rearview, where do we go from here?

IWMI and One CGIAR look forward to the work ahead post-Glasgow, as determined as ever to help communities and governments across the globe lay the foundation for a sustainable, climate-resilient, and water-secure future for generations to come.

World Toilet Day 2021: An interview with Olufunke Cofie

Leadership and governance systems must provide an enabling environment for the scaling of improved sanitation.

MENADrought, collaboration, and lessons learned on Jordan’s path to drought resilience

The Government of Jordan is strengthening its drought resilience with the support of the USAID-funded IWMI-led MENADrought project.

Fostering resilient utilities in an uncertain world: The Water Resilience Assessment Framework

As COP26 kicks off in Glasgow, learn how the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, CEO Water Mandate, IWMI, Pacific Institute, and World Resources Institute are joining forces to help lay the foundation for a more water-secure and climate-resilient world.

With COP26 around the corner, explore how a proactive approach to drought management could help Southern Africa

With proper preparedness, drought doesn’t have to be such a killer. But being prepared means being proactive rather than responding to crises.

Four ways IWMI is using water to advance climate adaptation and mitigation around the world

During COP26 and beyond, IWMI will continue to advance a wide range of water-focused climate solutions and develop a diverse set technical, policy, and financial tools.

Climate, water, and poverty reduction – exploring the critical links

We have arrived at a crucial moment that calls upon us to incorporate smarter water management strategies into our longer-term planning.

From livestock to livelihoods: Lifelines through training for rural women in Pakistan

New initiative anticipates that strengthening water governance and management will improve rural livelihoods by increasing incomes for farming households.

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

It is so important to harness the power of international cooperation to reduce risk and losses from disasters.

Report on polluting effects of commercial banana farming can steer greener policies across the Mekong region

New report makes recommendations aimed at helping authorities limit contamination from pesticides to acceptable levels based on the known risks to environmental and human health.

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