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A groundwater irrigation well near Khulna polder. Photo: IWMI

Strengthening agricultural sustainability in the Ganges Delta polders

The Ganges Delta polders are low-lying, protected areas vital for agriculture which face threats from salinity intrusion and waterlogging.
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Mainstreaming gender in participatory irrigation management: Why does empowerment matter?

Tanusree Paul and Naga Velpuri call for investing in interventions to strengthen women’s capabilities and participation in water governance.
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Atal Bhujal Yojana: Bridging ambition with reality

Archisman Mitra, Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee and Garima Taneja discuss community engagement in the ABY groundwater management scheme.
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It takes a village: the Indian farmers who built a wall...

IWMI commissioned this article following fieldwork conducted on the political economy of policy processes in India, under the CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies.
Research suggests that energy transitions, despite their benefits, tend to shift inequalities.

Transition for whom?

The social in policy frameworks for India’s energy transition.
A dried-up well in Gujarat. Photo: Hamish John Appleby

Water is an instrument for peace, progress and prosperity

Tackling water security in India requires a multifaceted strategy including individual acts, community involvement, as well as government policies, programs and regulations.
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Can traditional tanks help Bengaluru revive its declining groundwater levels?

IWMI supports efforts at tank restoration and promotion to enhance groundwater availability by means of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR).
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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.
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International Day of Action For Rivers: Water, water in every river...

Bharat R. Sharma, Scientist Emeritus at IWMI, comments on how India can tackle the issue of ‘Water for All’.
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Advancing Solar Irrigation in India: A Science Policy Forum

The forum will engage in an in-depth discussion about scaling strategies and policy interventions, including a focus on gender equality and social inclusion perspectives, aimed at promoting solar irrigation in India.