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GERD will greatly contribute to mutual benefit of region

IWMI's Abdulkarim Seid comments on the potential of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Role of nature-based solutions for improving urban water security

Mohsin Hafeez discusses the potential of nature-based solutions in dealing with climate shocks faced by vulnerable people in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

It takes a village: the Indian farmers who built a wall against drought

IWMI commissioned this article following fieldwork conducted on the political economy of policy processes in India, under the CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies.

Joint initiative to upgrade agricultural circular businesses in Viet Nam

UNDP and IWMI announced a joint initiative to assist smallholder farmers and small- to medium-sized enterprises to adopt circular economy models for the coffee and rice value chains.

Sri Lanka sources integrated solutions to land and water-based challenges

Matthew McCartney commented on IWMI's work to rectify the dearth of agroecological research focusing on water management and aquatic foods.

BARC, IWMI sign MoU to strengthen research on agriculture

The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) and IWMI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen research in irrigation and agriculture water management within Bangladesh.

Water for a safe, just and sustainable future

Mark Smith spoke live on Al Jazeera English about water scarcity, climate change and potential solutions.

Sewage water turns into drinking water

Henry Roman shares deeper insight into the problem and its possible solutions.

Water for peace? First, stop it becoming a weapon of war

What we really need this World Water Day is the international multilateral system to take a stand against weaponising water, writes IWMI's Alan Nicol and Lyla Mehta of the Institute of Development Studies.

IWMI joins international coalition to build drought resilience

Move reiterates commitment to act against one of the most deadly and costly natural disasters in the face of climate change.

Can traditional tanks help Bengaluru revive its declining groundwater levels?

IWMI supports efforts at tank restoration and promotion to enhance groundwater availability by means of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR).

Cultivating change: Sri Lanka’s smallholder farmers explore climate-resilient solutions

Smallholder farmers are embracing climate-adaptive agriculture, innovations and partnerships.

The sanitation circular economy - rhetoric vs. reality

IWMI researchers call for a sanitation circular and solidarity economy which explores innovative economic solutions for the most basic of human needs in ways that are wired for inclusivity.

International Day of Action For Rivers: Water, water in every river but not available for all

Bharat R. Sharma, Scientist Emeritus at IWMI, comments on how India can tackle the issue of ‘Water for All’.

Sewage leaks put South Africa’s freshwater at risk: how citizen scientists are helping clean up

IWMI and CGIAR are among the organizations helping to scale up the Enviro-Champs initiative.

Solar-powered farming is quickly depleting the world’s groundwater supply

Tushaar Shah, a Scientist Emeritus at IWMI, comments on the rapid spread of solar pumps among rural communities in many water-starved regions, including India.

Prolonged droughts: Need for water harvesting

Inadequate infrastructure, together with rural and poor populations, makes Zambia highly vulnerable to droughts, according to the UN. But the drought monitoring system developed by IWMI helps to better prepare the country to cope with its impacts.

How a solar revolution in farming is depleting world’s groundwater

Tushaar Shah, a Scientist Emeritus at IWMI, comments on the rapid spread of solar pumps among rural communities in many water-starved regions, including India.

Development of a flood index insurance product for Zambia

IWMI is collaborating on the development of financial solutions for post-extreme climatic events.

IWMI-CGIAR to launch new program for water and nutrition to mark 40th anniversary

CGIAR Executive Managing Director Ismahane Elouafi and IWMI Director General Mark Smith met Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The multiple challenges from climate change, urbanization and forced displacement in Irbid Governorate, northwest Jordan

IWMI research will support evidence-based design and the implementation of the Jordanian climate adaptation policy.

The challenges associated with the proliferation of solar irrigation pumps

IWMI's Marie-Charlotte Buisson spoke to Radio Canada about the particular challenges of solar-powered irrigation.

Solar pumps are empowering women farmers in India

On top of its climate benefits, the technology is boosting women’s income and confidence while challenging traditional gender norms, writes IWMI's Tanmoy Bhaduri.

Infants at higher risk in flood-prone areas of Bangladesh

IWMI researcher says study measuring the burden of living in flood-prone areas addresses a gap in research in quantifying the broader health impacts of floods.

IWMI’s MENA representative on Abu Dhabi TV

Youssef Brouziyne, the IWMI Regional Representative in the Middle East and North Africa, featured on Al Etihad News Centre on Abu Dhabi TV.

Pakistan Water Week 2023 concludes with call to collaborate on shared asset

Co-organized by IWMI, experts in water management, agriculturalists, government officials, and business leaders from different parts of the world discussed practical strategies to tackle water scarcity.

Cultivating Success: Overcoming challenges to boost youth engagement in agripreneurship in Malawi

IWMI is the lead implementer of Ukama Ustawi which is working to foster youth agripreneurship in Malawi.

IWMI DG speaks to CNBC Arabia

IWMI Director General Mark Smith speaks to CNBC Arabia on the sidelines of COP28.

Youssef Brouziyne interview with Sky News Arabia

On the sidelines of COP28, Brouziyne spoke about water systems in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Speakers highlight critical challenges confronting Pakistan

The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources in collaboration with IWMI hosted a three-day conference on ‘Transformative Pathways for Water and Food Systems’ to highlight the critical challenges confronting Pakistan.

Pakistan’s PM launches $77.8m ‘Recharge Pakistan’ initiative at COP28 to combat climate change

Rachael McDonnell, IWMI's Deputy Director General - Research for Development, stressed the impact of climate change on water resources during the event to mark the announcement.

At COP28, science and research are critical to the loss and damage conversation

Youssef Brouziyne, IWMI Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Representative, says two key questions will dominate discussions around the Loss and Damage Fund at COP28.

IWMI and CGIAR’s NEXUS Gains Initiative to build sustainable strategy to address water shortage in Pakistan

IWMI and IFPRI, through the CGIAR's NEXUS Gains Initiative, are undertaking a comprehensive strategy to address low water productivity in Pakistan.

This new AI-powered platform will help harness water reuse in the MENA region

Powered by AI and earth observation data, the collaboration between IWMI and will use remote sensing technologies to monitor land, seas, and the atmosphere.

AI to help drive Middle East water reuse

IWMI is developing an AI platform to improve wastewater reuse in the Middle East and North Africa region, backed by a $1 million grant from Google.

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