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IWMI and GWP promote water cooperation through a study tour to Central Asia

The visit for water professionals from South Asia laid the groundwork for furthering dialogue on transboundary river management for water security.

Delhi’s severe water crisis: Political stalemate continues

IWMI Deputy Country Representative in India Shilp Verma on the immediate course of action required to mitigate the crisis. 

Delhi water emergency

IWMI's Shilp Verma is interviewed on India Today about the water crisis in India's metro cities.

As Zimbabwe struggles with drought, we must be ready for the next one

Henry Roman discusses the potential of anticipatory action to prevent or minimize the impact of a potential disaster before it fully unfolds.

Pakistan gets cutting-edge technology to monitor water flow in irrigation canals

Indus Telemetry has been installed by IWMI under the USAID-funded Water Management for Enhanced Productivity project.

Solve water problems alongside food, energy: World Water Council

Rachael McDonnell said that matters related to water play an important role across sectors, including food, at the World Water Forum in Bali.

Mainstreaming gender in participatory irrigation management: Why does empowerment matter?

Tanusree Paul and Naga Velpuri call for investing in interventions to strengthen women’s capabilities and participation in water governance.

Atal Bhujal Yojana: Bridging ambition with reality

Archisman Mitra, Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee and Garima Taneja discuss community engagement in the ABY groundwater management scheme.

ECOWAS, IWMI call for efficient water resources management

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and IWMI seek to work together to address the challenges of water scarcity, climate change, and sustainable irrigational agriculture practices in the region.

Hydropower: Can it hold up against climate change?

Matthew McCartney comments on the stabilizing role of hydropower in building resilience to drought.

IWMI, GIDA sign MoU to boost irrigation farming

IWMI and the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA) enter into a five-year agreement aimed at significantly transforming the irrigation system for year-round cultivation.

A glass half full? Facing up to our water futures

Alan Nicol gave a TEDx Talk on collective action approaches in responding to the unprecedented series of risks and threats facing the global commons.

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.

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