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A woman farmer inspecting a sprinkler

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.

Be a germ buster: Wash your hands.

Effective hand hygiene reduces the risk of meat contamination and the transmission of foodborne disease

Water: Amplifying impact through the CGIAR Initiative on One Health

Globally, the health of water is affected by various water users and pollution sources including cities, towns, crops, livestock and industries.
Irrigated home gardens, like this one in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, are an important source of food, including in the dry season. Photo: Mulugeta Ayene / WLE

Researchers map Ethiopia’s irrigated areas at a previously unavailable resolution

Remote sensing data enables IWMI researchers to identify irrigated areas at a resolution of 30 meters, providing valuable insights for water policy and agricultural planning.

Finding the economic value of irrigation water in the Nile Basin...

A recent study conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) estimated the economic value of irrigation water for major crops in various agricultural systems of the Nile Basin.
Women use a public tap in the center of Dhap. Before water management started in Dhap village, there used to be long lines of people waiting their turn to collect or use the water tap. Photo: Tom van Cakenberghe / IWMI

How social accountability tools can improve water service delivery in Nepal

New IWMI report documents and analyzes the implementation of public hearings and public audits in water service delivery.
Dried out stream in Ethiopia. Photo: WLE

Declining data quality threatens water resources management in the Lake Tana...

Through the FLAIR project in the Lake Tana sub-basin, IWMI is supporting the way data is generated by measuring water diversions at selected schemes.

Water’s role in poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs

CGIAR’s new ambitions are defined by a set of impact areas, with water – and therefore water systems science – at the heart of each. 

Study finds public investment in farmer-led irrigation is more likely to...

A recent study by IWMI provides important insights for efforts to expand farmer-led groundwater irrigation (including solar irrigation pumps) in Ethiopia.
UN Women Humanitarian Work with Refugees in Cameroon

Building refugee resilience in East Africa through reusing resources

This World Population Day, we explore how refugees can develop resilience with water.