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Farmers irrigate their crops using a Sunflower Solar Irrigation System. Photo: Jeffery M Walcott / IWMI

The current heat is a chilling reminder of the climate crisis...

Turning the challenges posed by climate change into opportunities for innovation and transformation.

March-April research journal roundup

Read our roundup of IWMI’s work in April and March 2024.
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ECOWAS, IWMI call for efficient water resources management

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and IWMI seek to work together to address the challenges of water scarcity, climate change, and sustainable irrigational agriculture practices in the region.
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IWMI, GIDA sign MoU to boost irrigation farming

IWMI and the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA) enter into a five-year agreement aimed at significantly transforming the irrigation system for year-round cultivation.
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WaterTalk – Navigating water realities in West Africa

The WaterTalk series will share insights into pressing water issues facing West Africa especially the Sahel.
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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.
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Protecting Ghana’s Water Futures through Citizen Science

Women and youth empowered to foster responsible environmental stewardship in unique demonstration activity.
The Kulun-Yanyuoyiri Bridge. Photo: Ibrahim Abu Abdulai

Unlocking rural development

Understanding the drivers of social transformation and climate resilience in rural communities provides evidence for further development action.
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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.
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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.