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Sewage leaks put South Africa’s freshwater at risk: how citizen scientists...

IWMI and CGIAR are among the organizations helping to scale up the Enviro-Champs initiative.
Henry Roman, IWMI Regional Representative for Southern Africa (center) speaks on circular economy at a seminar on March 7, 2024, in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: IWMI

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.
Enviro-Champs take a group photo before checking the health of a river. GroundTruth and the Duzi-uMngeni Conservation Trust (DUCT).

Heroes of environmental stewardship

As Enviro-Champs, South African youth address environmental challenges through citizen science and digital innovation.
Participants collaborate to build a reliable scalable digital twin. Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: Gordon / River of Life

Visionary integration

IWMI presents a digital twin concept for management of the Limpopo River basin.
Taking part in a miniSASS survey. Photo: Nicholas Pattinson

Join the citizen science movement for healthy rivers

The mini stream assessment scoring system (miniSASS) is an AI-powered app for people to score the impact of human activity on rivers.

Henry Roman new IWMI Country Representative for South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe...

New appointments to strengthen IWMI's approach to sustainable solutions for water-related issues in Southern Africa.

WISA 2024 Biennial conference and exhibition

The Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) conferences provide a platform to discuss problems and solutions facing the water and related sectors.
Climate change and water sector consultation. Phindiwe Nkosi / IWMI

Climate change and water sector consultation: Water security is climate security

South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation and IWMI led a consultation to contribute to the country’s revised Climate Change Strategy.
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Water and sanitation hosts hybrid climate change and water sector consultation...

IWMI collaborates with the South African government to improve sustainable development and climate security in the water sector.
Cover photo: Rice farming in Pakistan. Faseeh Shams/IWMI

August-September 2023 research journal roundup

IWMI contributions to research in August and September of 2023