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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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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.
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.

How can anticipatory action inspire gender inclusion?

This International Women’s Day, we are looking at gender challenges and solutions for designing anticipatory action approaches in refugee and internally displaced persons hosting communities.
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Prolonged droughts: Need for water harvesting

Inadequate infrastructure, together with rural and poor populations, makes Zambia highly vulnerable to droughts, according to the UN. But the drought monitoring system developed by IWMI helps to better prepare the country to cope with its impacts.
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Development of a flood index insurance product for Zambia

IWMI is collaborating on the development of financial solutions for post-extreme climatic events.

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.
Researchers monitor and map water storage at the dried up Mutaliyar Kulam tank in Vavuniya district, Northern Province. Photo: Niranga Alahacoon/IWMI

It’s raining in Colombo — but don’t forget the drought in...

Drought mapping technology and anticipatory action plans could help to manage disaster risk and mitigate the damage.  
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Youth seek climate-smart agri-solutions in innovation challenge

In celebration of International Youth Day, IWMI and BongoHive hosted a Demonstration Day in partnership with the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research in Africa (AICCRA) project in Zambia.

Engineering News: IWMI supports Zambia with post-flood recovery strategy

IWMI will further support its government partners in Zambia with flood damage assessment and aid recovery efforts, following the extreme flooding events across the country particularly in Southern, Central, Eastern and Lusaka provinces.