Everything you need to know about water and migration

Irrigation in drought-hit Gujarat. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI
Often, migration is a development problem being solved by people using their own agency, and this should be better reflected in policy responses at all levels.

Moroccan farmers grapple with drought during Covid

Dried out agricultural land in the Amizmiz region in Morocco. Photo: Pierre Restoul / IWMI
IWMI is launching an AI-powered seasonal rainfall forecasting tool, developed in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and funded by USAID.

How to monitor effectively when the water balance drops

Measuring the water level in the Ajuri River in Ethiopia. Photo: Maheder Haileselassie / IWMI
A new IWMI Working Paper provides a Gap and Opportunity Analysis of Hydrological Monitoring in Ethiopia.

Success despite Covid: Hope from a Water Users Association in Central...

Harvesting of chilli in a pump based irrigation scheme in Myinmu, Myanmar. Photo: Petra Schmitter / IWMI
The Covid-19 health and economic crisis, as well as recent drought, could have caused optimism to fall. But not for the members of the “Five Village Bless” Water User Association.

After the flush: How a project in Ghana is turning human...

Workers turning compost made from fecal sludge and organic waste. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI
An IWMI-led project in Ghana aims to address issues with insufficient financing and lack of capacity by capturing value (‘CapVal’) from human waste in ways that support a circular economy.

Everything you need to know about Race To Zero and COP26

A farmer tends to her maize crop, an example of recession agriculture on the floodplains of the Tonle Sap at Phat Sanday, Cambodia. Photo: Neil Palmer / IWMI
IWMI scientists will present a showcase during the event, which has the theme "Vision of a zero-carbon, resilient future through water".

Modernizing wastewater treatment in Sri Lanka

Fecal Sludge (Human Waste) Treatment Unit - Bio Gas Area View of inside of Bio Gas Tanks. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI
Working across South Asia to identify applied technologies and business models to sustain water and sanitation systems.

IWMI receives the 2020 GEO Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Award

This is in recognition of the Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) product developed by IWMI scientist Dr Giriraj Amarnath.

Can citizen science help to fill hydrology data gaps in Ethiopia?

IWMI conducted a qualitative study to investigate the possibilities of embedding a citizen science approach into existing data collection systems.

Experts: new thinking and approaches needed to scale up farmer-led irrigation

This home garden is part of a conservation agriculture trial that is being run in partnership with IWMI, Bahir Dar University, and the Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI). Photo by Mulugeta Ayene/WLE.
Scaling up farmer-led irrigation will require not only holistic approaches but also strong partnerships between implementing partners.