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Women in Leadership: behind the scenes

Even in countries where gender norms prevail, women have, and will continue to, forge a path to leadership. With support from organisations like the CGIAR and IWMI, we can continue to equip both men and women with the knowledge and tools to lead.

A new tool to help scale water innovations

Making innovative water management and irrigation technologies available to farmers on a massive scale is crucial if we are to meet growing food demands and mitigate climate change impacts.

Everything you need to know about Integrated Water Storage

A new report explains the challenges and the processes needed to improve integrated water storage worldwide.

News24: World Bank launches a drought resilience initiative in support of SADC countries

Droughts are the most deadly and costly natural disasters in southern Africa. They affect most people and cause the most deaths in the region.

India Climate Dialogue: Water levels in Himalayan river basins drop as world warms

As the world warms, less water is replenishing major river basins, a new study has found. This could impact water availability, with big implications for future water security.


Andreas Ulrich 1959 – 2020

The IWMI community is deeply saddened at the untimely passing of our colleague Andreas Ulrich. First and foremost, we wish to express our condolences to his loving family in these difficult times.

How to accelerate and scale inclusive water access in Ethiopia

A photo story to highlight farmer-led irrigation in Ethiopia.

Special issue of ICID journal Irrigation and Drainage

We invite scientific contributions that help to improve our understanding of the interactions between the field/farm scale at which irrigation water application takes place and the irrigation system/basin scale at which water resources are being available and managed leading to build climate resilience for better water adaptations in irrigation sector.

Smart tech to play vital role in addressing plastic pollution crisis – new study

A new study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) offers a number of technological solutions aimed at tackling one of the world’s most pressing issues. 

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

IWMI and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation have awarded five organisations with funds to develop innovations for solar irrigation.

Global water research agency announces new Director General

IWMI is pleased to announce that its Board of Governors has appointed Dr. Mark Smith as Director General.
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International Day for Women and Girls in Science 2021
Video made for the International Day for Women and Girls in Science 2021. We asked the WIRES team members to give advice to young women in science, and to tell...