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COP28 Head of Delegation statement by IWMI director general Mark Smith

Water and food systems ready to roll out climate-resilient solutions

A ministerial dialogue and a new global partnership at COP28 signal commitment to integrate water and food systems — for both adaptation and mitigation — in national climate plans.

IWMI’s MENA representative on Abu Dhabi TV

Youssef Brouziyne, the IWMI Regional Representative in the Middle East and North Africa, featured on Al Etihad News Centre on Abu Dhabi TV.
Model farmer in Uganda, Serere, 2013. Rein Skullerud / WFP

IWMI and WFP to start new partnership for food, land and...

The CGIAR FCM Innovation Accelerator will scale climate-smart, private-sector solutions.
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IWMI DG speaks to CNBC Arabia

IWMI Director General Mark Smith speaks to CNBC Arabia on the sidelines of COP28.
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Youssef Brouziyne interview with Sky News Arabia

On the sidelines of COP28, Brouziyne spoke about water systems in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Speakers at the COP28 event: “Recognizing the power of partnership platforms to deliver COP28’s food system and agriculture agenda.” N. Birac / CGIAR

Countries commit USD 890 million to accelerate agricultural innovation and address...

CGIAR launches a new investment case to support its 2025-2027 research portfolio, poised to deliver critical solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation.
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Pakistan’s PM launches $77.8m ‘Recharge Pakistan’ initiative at COP28 to combat...

Rachael McDonnell, IWMI's Deputy Director General - Research for Development, stressed the impact of climate change on water resources during the event to mark the announcement.
Water at COP

Think again: The climate conference does not only last for two...

To be effective, COP requires months of groundwork, continued support to negotiators, measuring progress and action for sustainable development.
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This new AI-powered platform will help harness water reuse in the...

Powered by AI and earth observation data, the collaboration between IWMI and Google.org will use remote sensing technologies to monitor land, seas, and the atmosphere.
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AI to help drive Middle East water reuse

IWMI is developing an AI platform to improve wastewater reuse in the Middle East and North Africa region, backed by a $1 million grant from Google.