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Gil Levine, champion of international collaboration, dies at 96

Levine’s lengthy and impactful career included helping establish what is now the International Water Management Institute.

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.

IWMI and partners map the state of water across Africa

Earth observation platforms and data will support decision-makers in the management of flood and drought risk.

December 2023 – February 2024 Research Journal Roundup

A selection of IWMI's recent contributions to global research.

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.

IWMI opens office in Bangladesh

IWMI signals commitment to the country and strengthens collaboration with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council.

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.

Wicked water problems: Facing challenges, finding solutions

On World Water Day, IWMI Director General Mark Smith is hopeful about progress for the world’s pressing water challenges.

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.

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.

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.

Circular economies can become “the most  inclusive” in Africa

Through resource efficiency, circular design, water reuse, repair and recycling, African nations can customize their economic systems to maximize both social benefits and sustainability.

Development of a composite drought indicator for operational drought monitoring in the MENA region

The composite drought indicator (CDI) supports operational drought management decision making in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.

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.

The best time to plan for drought is when it’s raining

Disaster response needs to move from reactive to proactive if we are going to adapt to climate change.

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 participates in India’s 75th Republic Day reception

Country Representative highlights contributions and commitment to sustainable water management in high-level event.

CGIAR’s new Executive Managing Director discusses opportunities to support Sri Lanka’s development priorities with Prime Minister

Ismahane Elouafi visited the country to learn more about IWMI’s work and ways to leverage integrated capabilities for water, food and climate resilience.

New podcast explores policy coherence and system transformation in food, land and water

Policy Pathways, produced by IWMI, examines policies for sustainable development and climate resilience in six countries.

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