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Mapping Myanmar’s water resources is key to developing sustainable aquaculture and...

IWMI’s work will help to ensure that future investments in aquaculture in Myanmar will be sustainable, and able to boost rural livelihoods and nutrition as climate change takes hold.
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Choosing the collective: Challenging conventional ideas of women’s leadership

Lessons emerging from our research shows that collectives allow bonding and connections through identities other than gender, enabling significant change in entrenched gender-power relations.
Woman washing her feet after her daily chores, at the Anawilundawa lake in Sri Lanka. Photo: Shaoyu Liu / IWMI

Three ways wetlands can influence climate change

Climate change could change wetlands forever, but in turn, wetlands can also help to mitigate the impact of climate change.
A woman holds Mola harvested from her pond in Rangpur, Bangladesh. Photo: Holly Holmes/World Fish Center

Ramsar Convention and the wise use of wetlands: rethinking gender equality...

It is imperative that we realize the need for a profound and urgent rethinking on who decides, how and why, what makes for the wise use of wetlands
Mother and daughter at their family fish store in the Ayeyarwady Delta in Myanmar. Photo: Majken Schmidt Søgaard / World Fish

Why the young aspire to leave agriculture behind

Often, migration is an adaptation strategy, and a myriad of factors shape whether a person undertakes a journey to a new city in search of opportunity.
Harvesting of chilli in a pump based irrigation scheme in Myinmu, Myanmar. Photo: Petra Schmitter / IWMI

Success despite Covid: Hope from a Water Users Association in Central...

The Covid-19 health and economic crisis, as well as recent drought, could have caused optimism to fall. But not for the members of the “Five Village Bless” Water User Association.
Project partners and WUA leaders but maybe a better one for the WUA members. Photo: Sanjiv De Silva / IWMI

People power

A first for Myanmar – participatory management of a pump-based irrigation scheme

Can a Chinese turtle farmer help us understand the future of...

Experts gather in Guangzhou, China, to discuss migration’s effect on home communities

HuffingtonPost: The plan to dam Asia’s last free-flowing, international river

An opinion piece by Diana Suhardiman was recently featured on The Huffington Post.

Improving water management in Myanmar’s Dry Zone for food security, livelihoods...

This research study was initiated as part of the project: Sustainable management of water to improve food security and livelihoods in the Dry Zone of Myanmar.