A focus on wastewater
The wastewater theme of this year’s World Water Day is especially opportune for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). After years of pioneering research, we are poised for a new phase of concerted effort to transform our novel vision of improved wastewater management into a reality for rapidly urbanizing areas of the developing world.
Where others mainly see intractable problems with unaffordable remedies, we see major opportunities for low-income countries to implement cost-effective green solutions that deliver enormous benefits for poor households. Much recent experience suggests that these solutions can reduce water pollution, improve sanitation, strengthen food security and help drive economic growth.
Most of our work on wastewater management forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Landscapes and Ecosystems (WLE), which IWMI leads. Along with WLE, IWMI communicates about this work actively, as you will see from the accompanying links to blog posts, publications, videos, social media reporting and mass media coverage.