World Environment Day

Men checking up an irrigation water system. Photo: Neil Palmer / IWMI Thinking Hydrologically (July 22, 2021) - Water is running out in Central Asia. New approaches to water regulation, energy production, and agricultural education are necessary to be able to feed the region.
Water’s role in poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs (July 16, 2021) - CGIAR’s new ambitions are defined by a set of impact areas, with water – and therefore water systems science – at the heart of each. 
UN Women Humanitarian Work with Refugees in Cameroon Building refugee resilience in East Africa through reusing resources (July 9, 2021) - This World Population Day, we explore how refugees can develop resilience with water.
Women lay pipes for a drip irrigation system in South Africa. Photo: Graeme Williams / IWMI How hybrid water law can transform water access in southern Africa (June 4, 2021) - In rural southern Africa, hybrid water law is a tool for social justice and environmental stewardship.
Drip irrigation used in the cabbage farm to irrigate the cultivation. Photo: Adam Öjdahl / IWMI Water’s role in boosting nutrition, health and food security (May 28, 2021) - Developing business models that governments and the private sector take seriously, so that better use of water can lead to better nutrition, health and food security.
Fish cages on the Volta lake. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI Learning from our mistakes: transforming water management to boost biodiversity (May 21, 2021) - When designing water solutions for communities, IWMI researchers always consider the impact on biodiverse ecosystems.
Photo: Jim Holmes / IWMI Ahead of UN Summit consensus that action on water critical to transforming food systems (April 29, 2021) - The Food Systems Summit Global Dialogue; Water – the Game-changer for Food Systems has concluded with consensus that water has unmatched utility to support the necessary transformation of food systems.
Rice farming in Pakistan. Photo: Faseeh Shams / IWMI Data, funds and dialogue key to water, energy, and food security in a changing climate for Pakistan (April 23, 2021) - A holistic approach and reliable database on water resources and their use across Pakistan is the key to achieving food, water, and energy security in the fifth most climate-vulnerable country in the world.
Innovations and smart water technologies key to food systems transformation in Central Asia (April 23, 2021) - Creating the food systems that people want & need across Central Asia will depend in part on how water is managed under climate uncertainty.
Photo: David Brazier / IWMI Data, dialogues and discussion key to food, water and energy security in Southern Africa (April 19, 2021) - Enhanced data sharing across sectors and countries is vital if we want to achieve food, water and energy security in Southern Africa
A woman farmer inspecting sprinkler. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI A new tool to help scale water innovations (March 1, 2021) - 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.
Aerial view of solar pumps in Samastipur district, India. Photo: Metro Media / IWMI How to grow nutritious food without over-extracting groundwater (January 21, 2021) - It is important that our agriculture and electricity policies are geared towards the condition of groundwater resources.
Smart tech to play vital role in addressing plastic pollution crisis – new study (December 17, 2020) - 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. 
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 (December 15, 2020) - 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.
Measuring the water level in the Ajuri River in Ethiopia. Photo: Maheder Haileselassie / IWMI How to monitor effectively when the water balance drops (November 30, 2020) - A new IWMI Working Paper provides a Gap and Opportunity Analysis of Hydrological Monitoring in Ethiopia.
Navigating the road to socially inclusive hydropower (February 21, 2019) - Asia Times opinion article reports insights from new research in Nepal.
Myanmars Ayeyarwady River is vital for rural livelihoods World Environment Day (June 6, 2018) - Our rivers are barometers of environmental neglect – it’s time to clean them up
Northern Region, Golinga, irrigation dam. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI Get on nature’s good side (January 10, 2018) - A New Year's resolution to recognize the benefits of water-related ecosystem services
World Environment Day 2017 (June 5, 2017) - Striking a balance between nature and development.
World Environment Day (June 4, 2016) - Sponge Cities: How to break the cycle of wasted waste