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El Niño event declared; impacts on countries in Southern Africa expected

IWMI and CIMMYT call for action as multiple climate prediction centers concur that this El Niño event will reach a “strong” category in the northern hemisphere by the winter of 2023-24.

Irrigation for rural development

IWMI researchers call for careful planning, environmentally responsible water management and active community participation to ensure long-term success of irrigation projects in Nepal.

Experts stress efficient groundwater use

IWMI in Pakistan organized a workshop to discuss the critical issue of water conservation and sustainable groundwater management in Balochistan.

Decision Making On Scientific Data For Improved Water Resource Management Critical: IWMI

This training was conducted through the World Bank funded Balochistan Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Project (BIWRMDP).

Cause and Effect | ‘Scientist’s job isn’t to negotiate, but to give evidence to govts’: Aditi Mukherji, IWMI

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, convened for a four-day session on Tuesday to begin the next round of what is known as the assessment cycle.

Making Nepali farmers happy

The integration of groundwater-based irrigation systems with farmer-managed irrigation systems holds great potential, says IWMI researchers.

Online modules on Solar Irrigation for Agricultural Resilience launched!

The IWMI-led project’s main goal is to contribute to climate-resilient, gender-equitable, and socially inclusive agrarian livelihoods in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan by supporting government efforts to promote solar irrigation.

Pretoria residents do their part to celebrate Mandela Day

IWMI joined the Mandela Day celebrations.

Institute assesses investment climate for circular bioeconomy

IWMI has kick-started a study in Nigeria to identify key gaps affecting waste management and entrepreneurship development in the circular bioeconomy sector.

Geo Tv: Crops that require less water should be grown, experts say GeoTv News

In Okara, with the support of the International Water Management Institute, a project on the development of smart agriculture and checking the level and quality of underground water is working.

Himalayan glacier loss speeding up, new report finds

Santosh Nepal commented on what this shift means for meltwater.

Business Recorder: IWMI installs 50 soil moisture sensors at farms in Okara

Dr Cheema said these water sensors had been installed under WRAP Programme Component 1: CRS-IWaG, and IWMI Pakistan hoped that this technology would be used by other farmers as well, as they see its benefits.

Daily News: Int’l collaboration in line for Climate Change University

Referring to the proposal made by President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27, the Prime Minister said international organisations could provide high standard..

Water Alternatives Forum: What will it take to decolonize water science, policy, and practice?

There is now, perhaps as never before, a growing consensus on the need for transformative change in water and climate science.

Daily FT: Sustainable Development Goals accelerated for corporates in Colombo

The Global Compact Network Sri Lanka hosted its first SDG Innovation Accelerator which is part of a five-phase accelerator program designed by the United Nations Global Compact.

Tribune: Water reforms termed key to development

Dr Hafeez, the IWMI Water, Food and Ecosystems Director, said, “Through climate-smart interventions, the IWMI Pakistan aims to guide farmers, industrialists, urban water users and other stakeholders on sustainable water use, so that water scarcity can be addressed.

The Nation: Water sector reforms imperative for sustainable development in Punjab

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Pakistan celebrated World Environment Day 2023 by organizing a capacity building workshop for media and highlighting the role of water governance in fostering prosperity and sustainable development in Punjab.

Kathmandu Post: Reviving Nepal’s agriculture

Nepal’s agriculture is largely dominated by small and medium holder farmers practising a mixed farming system (MFS) which includes multiple cropping practices like growing vegetables and fruits and raising livestock.

Enviro News Nigeria: Water institute sets modalities for bio-circular economy

Bio-Circular Economy uses renewable biological resources from land and sea, such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms, to produce food, health, materials, products, textiles and energy.

Youssef Brouziyne on Kawkabuna, Sky News Arabia

He spoke about the pressure of climate change and anthropogenic activities on lakes and natural reservoirs and their associated biodiversity.

Drovers: Water for Food Global Conference Draws International Audience to Address Water and Food Security

Fauchon was one of more than 120 global speakers and 400 participants who gathered at the tenth Water for Food Global Conference to discuss innovative ways to improve water and food security by increasing farmers’ resiliency to a changing landscape.

Kathmandu Post: Grid-connected solar irrigation

Groundwater (GW) irrigation through shallow tube wells (STWs) powered by diesel pumps has been crucial for farmers in the Terai belt since the 1970s (Asian Development Bank, 2013) due to low investment cost, easy repair, and an established supply chain.

IFPRI: IFPRI’s 2023 global food policy report & cgiar research initiative on fragility, conflict & migration (FCM) nigeria event

In 2022, the world faced multiple crises. Disruptions to food systems continued due to the protracted pandemic, natural disasters, civil unrest, political instability, and the impacts of climate change.

The Third Pole: Opinion: In the worst April heatwave in history, South Asia must demand these urgent climate actions

When heatwaves disrupt our children’s education, it is time to demand climate action. I am writing this as a climate scientist and a mother of two young children.

CGIAR News: Better monitoring of microbial hazards in Ethiopia’s Akaki watershed will improve water quality for Addis Ababa’s 5 million residents

Most wastewater in Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa is discharged into rivers without treatment, putting the health of the city’s 5 million inhabitants at risk from diseases caused by fecal and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.

2.1b People Lack Access To Safe Drinking Water Globally: Chairman PCRWR

Chairman Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) Dr Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, while underscoring the importance of water in the light of Quran and Sunnah, on Thursday said that globally 2.1 billion people still lack access to safe drinking water and 4.5 billion people have no adequate facility for safely managed sanitation services.

Pakistan Observer: Experts term efficient water management key to water security in Pakistan

They expressed these views in a media workshop held under the aegis of the International Water Management Institute, IWMI, Pakistan.

Sunday Observer: Sri Lanka and Maldives commit to champion water vulnerability at UN 2023 Water Conference

At the well-attended dialogue, Sri Lanka and the Maldives highlighted critical challenges on climate change and water faced by Small Island Developing States.

Scientific American: The World Faces a Water Crisis, and 4 Powerful Charts Show How

The United Nations water conference started this week. Co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan, the three-day event will take place at UN headquarters in New York and will be the first such event in nearly half a century.

Inside Climate News: At the UN Water Conference, Running to Keep Up with an Ambitious 2030 Goal for Universal Water Rights

On Wednesday morning in Manhattan, the United Nations Water Conference began in dramatic fashion when Mina Guli, a 52-year-old Australian foundation CEO and water activist, broke a blue ribbon stretched across the U.N. Plaza, completing her 200th marathon in a year.

Rising Kashmir: The global water crisis: Concerns and approach

Earth is the only planet that has water which is primary source of life without which life is impossible. Water is the basic necessity of every human being. It’s not only humans that require access to clean water.

Smithsonian Magazine: U.N. Climate Change Report Calls for Urgent Action

Humans will need to cut greenhouse gas emissions nearly in half by 2030 to prevent the most catastrophic effects of global warming, according to a new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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