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A maize farmer affected by flooding in Southern Province, Zambia. Photo: CGIAR Climate Resilience initiative.

IWMI supporting Zambian government with post-flood recovery strategy assistance

IWMI is working with the Zambian government for improved knowledge generation and effective advisory services following the floods that affected more than 20,000 people in Zambia in 2023.
Farmer with her maize crop located in the Chochocho Irrigation Scheme located in the Inkomati Catchment in South Africa. Photo: E.L.S.K.E Photography / IWMI

With COP26 around the corner, explore how a proactive approach to...

With proper preparedness, drought doesn’t have to be such a killer. But being prepared means being proactive rather than responding to crises.
Woman working in a farm in South Africa. Photo: Graeme Williams / IWMI

Water for whom? Realizing contemporary water allocation through age-old customary tenure...

Ultimately, rights-based water resource allocation may appear to be the most effective to address legal pluralism for poverty alleviation and broad-based agricultural growth.
A farmer in Zambia irrigating her crops using groundwater. Photo: Adam Öjdahl / IWMI

Tapping into Groundwater

In a recent interview, Dr. Villholth spoke more about IWMI’s groundwater program and how events such as World Water Week are important to protecting and managing the resource.

Business Times: Manage groundwater resources – expert tells Sadc countries

Population growth in the Limpopo River Basin will exert pressure on the demand for water in the region amid calls by an expert for Sadc countries to manage transboundary water resources.
Tana River watershed, Kenya. Photo: Georgina Smith / CIAT

Assigning value to nature’s bounty

Toward more inclusive water management in Kenya’s Tana River Basin

TheConversation: Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can’t obtain permits. This undermines efforts to boost farming production and meet economic growth goals.

Impartial perspectives on a contested resource

A timely new book on southern Africa’s Zambezi River Basin
Irrigation and agricultural development in rural areas of Limpopo Province South Africa

Pinpointing untapped irrigation potential

A baseline for revitalization of smallholder schemes in South Africa

Zooming in on irrigation

Local mapping of irrigated areas in South Africa’s garden province.