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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.

Press Release: Mobile phone app launched to strengthen new insurance scheme for India’s farmers

International Water Management Institute (IWMI) launched a mobile app, called AgRISE, in support of a new national agricultural insurance scheme.

Media Release: 18 Natural Infrastructure Innovations Confronting Climate Change from Underground

More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, Pincreased demand and polluted supplies, concluded the UN’s 2018 report on the state of the world’s water.

News Release: Kenya’s Tana River Basin Could See a More than 40 Percent Increase in Rainfall Due to Climate Change

The good news is tempered with bad, however, as the study indicates that extreme climate events, especially flooding, will also increase.

Sri Lanka hosts meeting of minds on the Indus Basin 

Experts identify key steps to strengthen knowledge on climate change and other water-related challenges 

Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50% greater than previously thought, says new study

With 885 million consumers exposed to health risks, study calls for urgent investments in improved sanitation.

Press Release: Almost 75 Crore people in South Asia affected by climate hazards in last decade

New report underlines vulnerability of agriculture to climate hazards.

Call for youth representatives

A youth agenda for sustainable agricultural transformation in an era of climate change and out-migration.

Press Release: New compost plant to aid the greening of Ghana’s economy

Recycling waste and delivering a safe nutrient-rich fertilizer for food production

Press Release: World Bank Lead Economist to Head Premier Global Research Institute Addressing Water Issues

Dr Claudia W. Sadoff announced as IWMI's next director general.

Press Release: New “pay-monthly” poop removal system could revolutionize sanitation in developing world, says new study

Research conducted in Bangladesh could have dramatic implications both for poor households and the entire wastewater value chain.

Press Release: Satellite based early-warning system to bolster drought risk reduction

Experts meet in Delhi to discuss how South Asian countries could adopt the new drought monitoring system to better prepare and mitigate drought risks

Land and Water Investment in the Eastern Nile basin

IWMI’s particular role on the project has been related to preparing papers for two publication.

Press Release: Satellite based flood insurance product set to be launched in Bihar

Experts meet in Delhi to discuss a new initiative to "future-proof" livelihoods of one million smallholder farmers in South Asia

Press Release: Developing the water resources of Western Nepal

A new project is being launched in Kathmandu that will help shape the future of water resources development in Nepal.

Press Release: New Knowledge Platform on the Indus Basin

The Indus Basin Knowledge Platform (IBKP), which seeks to improve access to information and supports decision making on critical basin challenges, is launched at World Water Week 2016.

Press Release: Uncovering and Confronting Global Groundwater Challenges

A new initiative seeks to unite organizations to promote sustainable groundwater management.

Press Release: Smarter irrigation can help avert water crises

To ensure Har Khet Ko Pani, GoI should emulate irrigation policies followed by Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, say researchers.

Press Release: World’s First Solar Irrigation Cooperative Receives Award

Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt Anandiben Patel awarded a certificate of appreciation to the Dhundi Saur Urja Utpadak Sahakari Mandali (DSUUSM).

Press Release: DIY weather stations will aid flood control efforts

New mobile connected device can transform data collection say experts.

Press Release: Sustainable job creation tops water agenda

World Water Day dialogue stresses need for public and private sectors to work together for water-secure growth.

Press Release: New agreement boosts drive to more sustainable agriculture

A new agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture and IWMI will help develop initiatives to improve waste-derived compost using nutrient enrichment and pelletizing technologies.

Press Release: Satellite imaging and disaster management experts gather in Colombo

Experts from across Asia gathered to discuss how the next generation of satellite based technologies could help improve disaster preparedness and response at a three-day meeting in Mount Lavinia.

Bundelkhand droughts becoming more frequent

(NEW DELHI. 17 December 2015) The severe drought in Bundelkhand is likely to become a more regular occurrence according to scientists at the International...

Press Release: Ganga floodwater to be stored underground

A new initiative launched in Uttar Pradesh could revolutionize flood management while at the same time boost groundwater stocks for dry season irrigation.

Press Release: Pay Drechsel wins 2015 IWA Development Award

Drechsel’s research has played an important role in developing options for safe wastewater use in countries where treatment capacities are low and informal wastewater irrigation is common.

Press Release: New maps aid flood relief efforts

For the first time, maps have been prepared by a consortium consisting of IWMI, the Disaster Management Centre of the Ministry of Disaster Management (MoDM) and the UN’s space based information service for disaster management and emergency response (UN-SPIDER).

Press Release: African dams linked to over one million malaria cases annually

New study urges future dam projects to consider better disease control measures

Press Release: Space technology to help develop flood insurance for India’s farmers

Experts meet in Patna to discuss new initiative that could “future‐proof” one million smallholders.

Press Release: First Global Estimate of Urban Agriculture Reveals Area Size of the EU that’s Boosting Food Security in Cities

Study finds irrigation more common on city farms than rural farms, intensifying water demands in sprawling urban zones.

Press Release: World Losing 2,000 Hectares of Irrigated Farmland to Salt-Induced Degradation Daily

Extensive costs of salt-damaged soils include $27 billion+ in lost crop value per year.

Press Release: Sustainable Development Goals Offer Unique Opportunity to Transform Management of Critical Water Resources

Targets that promote efficient, nationally and locally appropriate water use will be key to achieving the SDGs.

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