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How water can boost environmental health and biodiversity

As a result of IWMI’s work in the realms of e-flow monitoring and aquifer recharge, water management for rivers and aquifers has been strengthened.
Women use a public tap in the center of Dhap. Before water management started in Dhap village, there used to be long lines of people waiting their turn to collect or use the water tap. Photo: Tom van Cakenberghe / IWMI

How social accountability tools can improve water service delivery in Nepal

New IWMI report documents and analyzes the implementation of public hearings and public audits in water service delivery.
Photo: Pierre Restoul / IWMI

Three ways water solutions restore the planet

Many of the threats the world faces involve water, but so do the climate solutions we need to restore our planet.
Photo: Neil Palmer / IWMI

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.
IWMI Research Officer working on water data in Kathmandu Nepal. Photo: Sharad Maharjan / IWMI

Now more than ever we need women and girls in science

CGIAR and IWMI can help to show women that they too have a role to play when it comes to science, research, engineering and technology.
Photo: Andrew Reckers / IWMI

Changing the way we collect data during Covid

In order to continue researching on gender and water systems, researchers from IWMI-Nepal engaged with local stakeholders through alternative means of data-collection during COVID-19.
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.
Workers turning compost made from fecal sludge and organic waste. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI

After the flush: How a project in Ghana is turning human...

An IWMI-led project in Ghana aims to address issues with insufficient financing and lack of capacity by capturing value (‘CapVal’) from human waste in ways that support a circular economy.
Vegetable farmer who uses solar pumps for irrigation in Sayapatri Tol, Budiganga Rural Municipality 7, Morang District of Nepal. Photo: Nabin Baral / IWMI

Grantees from South Asia awarded funds to develop innovations enhancing solar...

IWMI and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation have awarded five organisations with funds to develop innovations for solar irrigation.
Ganesh Kumari Karki (60) drinks water from a public tap at Dhap village. Photo: Tom van Cakenberghe / IWMI

Covid-19—A wake-up call for strategic and inclusive WASH planning and financing...

Covid-19 is a wake-up call for Nepal to urgently prioritize strategic investments in inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs.