News

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.

COP28 Water Pavilion launches official website, a hub for global water solutions

IWMI is a partner in the Water Pavilion and a member of the 2023 Steering Committee.

What is loss and damage and how does it apply to water?

A year after COP27, we explain what loss and damage is, how it relates to water, what a Loss and Damage Fund would do, and what progress has been made.

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.

IWMI participates in key global dialogue processes for water and food security in Rome

Researchers contributed to global policy discussions during the Rome Water Dialogue and the Committee on World Food Security, both hosted by FAO in October.

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.”

IWMI part of global, five-year program to build sustainable food systems

IWMI will implement the Innovation Lab for Irrigation & Mechanization Systems, funded by USAID and led by University of Nebraska.

August-September 2023 research journal roundup

IWMI contributions to research in August and September of 2023

Decolonizing agricultural science: Are we ready to embrace change?

Decolonizing science is increasingly discussed within the CGIAR community. Recently, a panel of researchers explored whether we are prepared for this transformation and ready to embrace the change.

Afghanistan-Pakistan Shared Waters: State of the Basins

State of the Basins co-develops an overview of the three most important river basins, in collaboration with international experts and water professionals from Afghanistan and 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.

On DRR Day, Sri Lanka talks about inclusion saving lives

Building resilience to climate change and disasters requires bottom-up, community-led response.

Unlocking the power of water: Seven interventions to transform food systems

Water is essential for all life on earth and is central to the healthy functioning and sustainability of the Earth’s ecosystems. But what about the profound impact of water on our food systems?

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.

It’s raining in Colombo — but don’t forget the drought in the rest of Sri Lanka

Drought mapping technology and anticipatory action plans could help to manage disaster risk and mitigate the damage.  

Jordan’s Water Vision 2033 takes shape at “A Year of Modernization” forum

Integrated solutions plan aims to strengthen management and governance of the country’s water resources.

Leave no farmer behind: IWMI and partners prioritize inclusivity at Africa Food Systems Forum 2023

The annual event gathers a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the agricultural challenges facing the continent. 

FAO and IWMI’s milestone book gives actionable guidelines on water quality for agriculture

Researchers offer technical solutions and best agricultural practices related to water quality, risk assessment and mitigation.

In Memoriam – Dr. M. S. Swaminathan

IWMI is deeply saddened by the passing of world-renowned scientist and former Chair of the IWMI Board, Dr. Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan.

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.

Reducing food waste: How to make it work?

IWMI addresses global food waste, emphasizes composting, animal feed, and partnerships to reduce waste, protect the environment, and ensure food security.

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.