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March-April research journal roundup

Read our roundup of IWMI’s work in April and March 2024.

Digital twins

A technology pioneered in space exploration is now being used to manage product life cycles, smart cities, and river basins. But what is it exactly?

Floods in Kenya underscore urgent need for anticipatory action in disaster situations

Holistic, integrated planning across sectors is vital to ensure disaster response is timely and effective.

Migration, displacement and water-related challenges in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Findings from a survey of 400 households in 20 communities show the strain on water and other resources.

Using Rapid Game Design for Zambia’s Lower Kafue Basin challenges

Achieving a balance between social and economic development and environmental conservation requires innovative approaches.

Why invest in a circular bioeconomy in Ethiopia?

There are many advantages to a circular bioeconomy including helping to address critical challenges to food security and resource management.

IWMI to expand groundbreaking Africa earth observation project

New grant will enable expanded scope and collaboration and make actionable water information accessible to governments and other groups.

Circular economies can become “the most  inclusive” in Africa

Through resource efficiency, circular design, water reuse, repair and recycling, African nations can customize their economic systems to maximize both social benefits and sustainability.

IWMI’s new Board Chair and Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister reiterate commitment to sustainable water management

Climate change and water resilience a joint priority, as international research organization prepares to launch new strategy and mark 40-year anniversary.

Atal Bhujal Yojana: Bridging ambition with reality

Archisman Mitra, Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee and Garima Taneja discuss community engagement in the ABY groundwater management scheme.

ECOWAS, IWMI call for efficient water resources management

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and IWMI seek to work together to address the challenges of water scarcity, climate change, and sustainable irrigational agriculture practices in the region.

Hydropower: Can it hold up against climate change?

Matthew McCartney comments on the stabilizing role of hydropower in building resilience to drought.

World Wetlands Day: Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director of CGIAR

A message from the Thalangama wetland in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the work of IWMI and CGIAR to preserve and protect these vital ecosystems.

COP28 Head of Delegation statement by IWMI Director General Mark Smith

IWMI director general Mark Smith delivers the Head of Delegation statement to the COP28 Plenary on December 9, 2023, during the High-Level Segment for Observers.

Cairo Water Week 2023: Advancing water resilience and climate action

The sixth edition of Cairo Water Week successfully concluded with record participation by IWMI.