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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.

IWMI announces development of a new, Google supported tool that will harness AI and satellite data for water reuse in the Middle East and...

The platform will use remote sensing technologies to monitor land, seas and the atmosphere.

IWMI unveils Google-backed AI tool for water reuse in MENA

Researchers at IWMI will develop e-ReWater, a platform powered by artificial intelligence and earth observation data which uses remote sensing technologies to monitor land, seas and the atmosphere.

IWMI announces development of a new, Google supported tool that will harness AI and satellite data for water reuse in the Middle East and...

IWMI will also develop an online dashboard that will provide accessible and comprehensive information on wastewater generation and recycling potential in Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Water and sanitation hosts hybrid climate change and water sector consultation workshop

IWMI collaborates with the South African government to improve sustainable development and climate security in the water sector.

Humming a new tune on World Toilet Day: Creating value through brown gold

Work by IDS and partners, including IWMI, has looked at urban sanitation challenges in Nepal, India, Ethiopia and Ghana.

IWMI at Cairo Water Week

Talk show "Akher Al Nahar" aired a report on Cairo Water Week featuring Youssef Brouziyne, the IWMI Regional Representative in MENA.

IWMI, IFPRI to transform Indus Basin for Sustainable Development Goals

IWMI and IFPRI have joined forces to transform food, land, and water systems in the Indus Basin, aiming to enhance water productivity and advance SDGs.

Solarising Nepal’s irrigation canals

Solarizing Nepal’s extensive irrigation canals offers huge advantages including improved irrigation reliability, higher crop production, greater farm income and improved food and nutritional security, according to IWMI researchers.

First book on Pak-Afghan shared waters unveiled in Islamabad

"Afghanistan-Pakistan Shared Waters: State of the Basins" was funded by USAID through the Water Management for Enhanced Productivity program, implemented by IWMI.

IWMI-led MENAdrought project issues final report

The MENAdrought project is a partnership between IWMI, Nebraska Drought Mitigation Centre, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, John Hopkins University, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, supported by USAID.

IWMI to support Pakistan’s Ministry of Climate Change for COP28

IWMI hosts pre-COP28 conference on “Accelerating the Water-Food Climate Nexus Transformation Pathways for Pakistan.”

Application with Geo-Goviya information system launched

The new application, supported by IWMI, includes information about Sri Lanka’s land use, quantity of paddy land, number of farmers, land cultivated in one season and available yield, and emergency agricultural information.

Cocoa Farmers in Ghana Show Strong Interest in Solar-Based Irrigation, but Pump Costs Are Often Too High

IWMI research shows that cocoa farmers in Ghana are interested in solar-powered irrigation pumps but face financial barriers. Policy changes and education are needed.

How to harvest water from clouds of fog

IWMI's Deputy Director General, Rachael McDonnell, spoke to NPR's Goats and Soda about fog harvesting, a traditional technique that is now being expanded.

IWMI Calls for Concerted Effort to Combat Food Wastage

Africa's food waste issue persists with up to 30% loss due to poor handling. IWMI's Dr. Enokenwa's works on gender-inclusive solutions for smallholders and households to reduce waste.

IWMI’s WRAP program to improve water governance in Pakistan

IWMI Pakistan, with UKaid support, leads the WRAP program to address Pakistan's water challenges, improve management, and data collection.

How nature-based solutions can build urban resilience

IWMI's work in Sri Lanka has helped to restore marshes, enhance biodiversity and improve livelihoods in partnership with government departments and local communities.

For everything to function, people need water

IWMI supports research, such as hydro-geologist Maduo Dingalo's work on transboundary aquifers, which is looking to identify potential borehole sites to supply water to vulnerable communities.