CATEGORY: Press releases

IWMI to expand groundbreaking Africa earth observation project

New grant will enable expanded scope and collaboration and make actionable water information accessible to governments and other groups.

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.

IWMI’s new Board Chair and Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister reiterate commitment to sustainable water management

Climate change and water resilience a joint priority, as international research organization prepares to launch new strategy and mark 40-year anniversary.

IWMI and WFP to start new partnership for food, land and water security in fragile communities

The CGIAR FCM Innovation Accelerator will scale climate-smart, private-sector solutions.

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

A new grant from Google’s philanthropic arm will help researchers develop a tool to bolster water security and climate resilience in the Middle East and North Africa.

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.

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.

El Niño event declared: Impacts on the Limpopo river basin in Southern Africa expected

IWMI and CIMMYT encourage stakeholders in the Limpopo River Basin to stay informed about the evolving El Niño event and its potential implications.

IWMI Board and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka discuss opportunities for research support

The IWMI delegation conveyed their appreciation of the support provided to the institute by the Government of Sri Lanka in hosting IWMI as the only international organization headquartered in the country.

IWMI Announces the appointment of five new members of the IWMI Board of Governors and Program Committee

New members’ expertise will be invaluable as the institute works towards water systems transformation in the critical years ahead. 

A Circular Bioeconomy Innovation Hub takes form in Ghana

To mitigate the negative effects of urbanization on resource use and environmental pollution, 15 key actors in the waste-sanitation-agriculture interface joined efforts to set up a Circular Bioeconomy Innovation Hub in Ghana.

IWMI launches high-tech drought monitoring system for Zambia

Applying new technologies and approaches to address the social, environmental and economic consequences of climate change.

Transforming the future of water at ground-breaking conference

The Transformative Futures for Water Security (TFWS) initiative is raising the ambition for water and bridging the gaps between science, policy and action.

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, visits IWMI Headquarters in Colombo

The Prime Minister was received by IWMI’s Management Team and staff, which was followed by an overview of IWMI’s ongoing work in Sri Lanka in the areas of irrigation and productivity, groundwater management, climate resilience, waste management and wetlands conservation.

IWMI supporting the government of Pakistan to deal with unprecedented floods

IWMI is supporting the Government of Pakistan for flood damage assessment and aiding recovery efforts, following the extreme flooding events across the country.

IWMI launches the South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS)

There is now a successful solution to reduce vulnerability to droughts in South Asia by providing national authorities the maximum possible lead time to put mitigation strategies into place.

International workshop on Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystem Nexus for Indus Basin

IWMI Pakistan and Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology (KFUEIT), RYK join hands to organize an international workshop on Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystem (WEFE) Nexus for Indus Basin

Assessments and benefits sharing in the context of the Water-Food-Energy-Climate NEXUS in transboundary basin: Shakhimardan

Shakhimardan river basin in the spotlight of the EU funded “Hydro4U (Hydropower for you)” project

Agriculture climate science in Zambia gets boost with launch of new World Bank-backed grant

The World Bank and IWMI will rapidly scale climate science to support agri-business in Zambia, tackling the climate challenge head on through the new AICCRA-Zambia Accelerator Grant.

Water sector thirsty for change at Climate COP

Water must be at the core of effective climate action, but many countries are unaware of the powerful water-related solutions that exist.

Farming for the future: How climate-smart agriculture can protect Sri Lanka’s smallholders

More than 1,300 farmers received over 1.6 million LKR as part of insurance payouts for crop damage caused by excess rain or dry spells.

Ahead of UN Summit consensus that action on water critical to transforming food systems

The Food Systems Summit Global Dialogue; Water – the Game-changer for Food Systems has concluded with consensus that water has unmatched utility to support the necessary transformation of food systems.

Data, funds and dialogue key to water, energy, and food security in a changing climate for Pakistan

A holistic approach and reliable database on water resources and their use across Pakistan is the key to achieving food, water, and energy security in the fifth most climate-vulnerable country in the world.

Innovations and smart water technologies key to food systems transformation in Central Asia

Creating the food systems that people want & need across Central Asia will depend in part on how water is managed under climate uncertainty.

Data, dialogues and discussion key to food, water and energy security in Southern Africa

Enhanced data sharing across sectors and countries is vital if we want to achieve food, water and energy security in Southern Africa

New project brings five African countries together to jointly manage region’s groundwater

The five Partner States of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) have joined forces with IWMI to manage groundwater resources spanning an area larger than Austria and Germany.

Smart tech to play vital role in addressing plastic pollution crisis – new study

A new study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) offers a number of technological solutions aimed at tackling one of the world’s most pressing issues. 

Grantees from South Asia awarded funds to develop innovations enhancing solar irrigation

IWMI and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation have awarded five organisations with funds to develop innovations for solar irrigation.

Global water research agency announces new Director General

IWMI is pleased to announce that its Board of Governors has appointed Dr. Mark Smith as Director General.

IWMI receives the 2020 Water Award from the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

IWMI has been awarded the 2020 Water Award from the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in recognition of the institute’s outstanding research for finding water solutions for sustainable development.

Using maps to save lives when a super cyclone strikes

IWMI provides data that will inform response and relief efforts to Super Cyclone Amphan.

IWMI project enables fast access to petabytes of analysis-ready water data in Africa

Actionable information from earth observation data will enable better water management for African governments, communities and companies.

Press Release: Project makes water from the sun for climate smart farming

World’s largest user of groundwater for agriculture looks to solar for a more sustainable future.  

Press Release: Groundwater in Peril – IWMI joins 700+ scientists and practitioners in urgent call for action on global groundwater

The call to action highlighted in Nature this week cites recent scientific breakthroughs on groundwater’s vital role in supporting rivers globally.

Press Release: Water rights for millions of African farmers threatened by law rooted in colonial times, study finds 

Researchers at Africa Water Week call for efforts to “decolonize” and improve water permit systems, so more farmers are encouraged to invest in much-needed irrigation.

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