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The First Regional Conference on Irrigation and Agricultural Drainage in the Middle East

The First Regional Conference on Irrigation and Agricultural Drainage in the...

The conference will explore integrated management of the irrigation sector for resilient and sustainable development.

Episode Two: India’s Policy Pathways

Find out how India can tackle food, land and water challenges by tuning into Policy Pathways episode two now! 
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left), France's President Emmanuel Macron (center) and India's President Droupadi Murmu (right) were at the reception to mark India's 75th Republic Day, hosted at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president's official residence in New Delhi, India. Photo: Office of the President.

IWMI participates in India’s 75th Republic Day reception

Country Representative highlights contributions and commitment to sustainable water management in high-level event.

Episode One: Introducing… Policy Pathways

Researchers introduce the series and explain what a 'policy pathway' is.

World Wetlands Day: Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director of CGIAR

A message from the Thalangama wetland in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the work of IWMI and CGIAR to preserve and protect these vital ecosystems.
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena (right) meets with CGIAR Executive Managing Director Ismahane Elouafi (center) at Temple Trees, Colombo. Also pictured are Mark Smith (left), IWMI’s Director General. (Photo: Office of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka)

CGIAR’s new Executive Managing Director discusses opportunities to support Sri Lanka’s...

Ismahane Elouafi visited the country to learn more about IWMI’s work and ways to leverage integrated capabilities for water, food and climate resilience.
International Day for Biological Diversity 2024

4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

The international community will gather to review SIDS’ sustainable development progress and propose a new decade of partnerships and solutions.

New podcast explores policy coherence and system transformation in food, land...

Policy Pathways, produced by IWMI, examines policies for sustainable development and climate resilience in six countries.

IWMI-CGIAR to launch new program for water and nutrition to mark...

CGIAR Executive Managing Director Ismahane Elouafi and IWMI Director General Mark Smith met Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
Drawing of Kinda Canal edged with plants rather than remaining entirely channelized with embankments. Plants slow stormwater flows, allowing sediment and pollutants to settle before being treated. This intervention creates vital new public space. Floating wetlands, as illustrated in the canal, also improve the environment. Laura Keil / IWMI.

Urban wetlands and the built environment: how Colombo’s green spaces enhance...

Colombo must justify the renewal of its Ramsar Wetland City status this year. Has the city sufficiently utilized green infrastructure?