World Water Week 2020

August 24 – 28

Water and Climate Change: Accelerating Action

This year we step in to a virtual World Water Week (#WWWeek) right #AtHome. World Water Week 2020 is planned around the theme’Water and Climate Change: Accelerating Action.

Water is not just a central part of the problem – it is also a central focus for adaptive solutions. It is with this focus that we launched our #water4climate campaign this year in line with World Water Day.

The virtual adaptation of #WWWeek follows suit to bring together a broad range of convenor-hosted sessions on water and climate with IWMI co-hosting and taking part in several.

The event, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), provides an opportunity for scientists, policy makers and representatives of the private sector and civil society to foster new thinking and collaborative action on today’s most pressing water-related challenges.

Session HighlightsVideosPublicationsProjects
WW4D – Climate Resilience starts with Water

 
Monday 24 August
(10:15-17:15)

WW4D – Climate Resilience starts with Water

Panelist – IWMI’s Alok Sikka
 

Aligning Measurement and Metrics for Basin Resilience

 
Monday 24 August
(17:00-17:45)
 

Breaking Silos – Across Sectors and Boundaries

 
Tuesday 25 August
(13:00-13:45)
 

AMCOW’s Pan-Africa Groundwater Program – A Roadmap to Resilience
Global Groundwater Sustainability Statement – Call to Action for Resilience
Achieving Water Security and Resilience in Asia Pacific: AWDO 2020

 
Wednesday 26 August
(08:00-08:45)
 

Groundwater to the Rescue! Climate Adaptation from the underground
Unpacking South Africa’s changing water law for transformative justice

 
Wednesday 26 August
(14:00-15:30)

Operationalizing farmer-led irrigation: implementers dialogue

 
Wednesday 26 August (17:00-17.45)

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If we can manage water better, we can adapt to climate change. Across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, IWMI and partners research and develop evidence-based water solutions for a…

Claudia Sadoff at COP25 High-Level Segment
Hear Dr. Claudia Sadoff, Director General, International Water Management Institute, address the 2019 COP25 High-Level Segment in Madrid.

Claudia Sadoff at COP25 High-Level Segment
Hear Dr. Claudia Sadoff, Director General, International Water Management Institute, address the 2019 COP25 High-Level Segment in Madrid.
 

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Climate risks resilience development: a bibliometric analysis of climate-related early warning systems in Southern Africa (12/08/2023)
Agbehadji, I. E.; Schutte, S.; Masinde, M.; Botai, Joel; Mabhaudhi, Tafadzwanashe. 2024. Climate risks resilience development: a bibliometric analysis of climate-related early warning systems in Southern Africa. Climate, 12(1):3. (Special issue: Hydroclimate Dynamics and Extreme Weather Events in Africa) [DOI]
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Fate and transport modelling for evaluating antibiotic resistance in aquatic environments: current knowledge and research priorities (10/10/2023)
Jampani, Mahesh; Mateo-Sagasta, Javier; Chandrasekar, A.; Fatta-Kassinos, D.; Graham, D. W.; Gothwal, Ritu; Moodley, A.; Chadag, V. M.; Wiberg, David; Langan, Simon. 2024. Fate and transport modelling for evaluating antibiotic resistance in aquatic environments: current knowledge and research priorities. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 461:132527. [DOI]
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Circular and transformative economy: advances towards sustainable socio-economic transformation (01/31/2024)
Nhamo, L.; Mpandeli, S.; Liphadzi, S.; Mabhaudhi, Tafadzwanashe. 2024. Circular and transformative economy: advances towards sustainable socio-economic transformation. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press 302p. (Africa Circular Economy Series) [DOI]
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Earth observation-based rice mapping studies in Vietnamese Mekong Delta compared to global context: a bibliometric analysis (01/19/2024)
Chowdhury, A.; Ghosh, Surajit; Holmatov, Bunyod. 2024. Earth observation-based rice mapping studies in Vietnamese Mekong Delta compared to global context: a bibliometric analysis. Sustainability, 16(1):189. [DOI]
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Institutional dimensions of the just energy transition: reflecting the role of energy justice in public administration (12/31/2023)
Sokolowski, M. M.; Lauri, C.; Okem, Andrew E.; Olivera, B.; Tsuji, Y.; Mikusek, P. 2023. Institutional dimensions of the just energy transition: reflecting the role of energy justice in public administration. Global Energy Law and Sustainability, 4(1-2):177-201. [DOI]
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Place for sociohydrology in sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture: review and ways forward (12/31/2023)
Adla, S.; Pande, S.; Vico, G.; Vora, S.; Alam, Mohammad Faiz; Basel, B.; Haeffner, M.; Sivapalan, M. 2023. Place for sociohydrology in sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture: review and ways forward. Cambridge Prisms: Water, 1:e13. [DOI]
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Bundled climate-smart agricultural solutions for smallholder farmers in Sri Lanka (12/31/2023)
Amarnath, Giriraj; Taron, Avinandan; Alahacoon, Niranga; Ghosh, Surajit. 2023. Bundled climate-smart agricultural solutions for smallholder farmers in Sri Lanka. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 7:1145147. [DOI]
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Framework for incorporating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) elements in Climate Information Services (CIS) (12/31/2022)
Mapedza, Everisto; Huyer, S.; Chanana, N.; Rose, A.; Jacobs-Mata, Inga; Mudege, N. N.; Tui, S. H.-K.; Gbegbelegbe, S.; Nsengiyumva, G.; Mutenje, Munyaradzi; Nohayi, Ngowenani. 2023. Framework for incorporating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) elements in Climate Information Services (CIS). Sustainability, 15(1):190. (Special issue: Gender and Socially-Inclusive Approaches to Technology for Climate Action) [DOI]
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Strategies for promoting Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the agribusiness sector in Zambia: experiences from the field (12/19/2023)
Greehy, P.; Enokenwa Baa, Ojongetakah; Nortje, Karen. 2023. Strategies for promoting Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the agribusiness sector in Zambia: experiences from the field. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). CGIAR Initiative on Diversification in East and Southern Africa 17p.
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H2020: Hydropower For You - Central Asia
June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2026
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Monitoring land and water productivity by Remote Sensing (WaPOR Phase 2)
December 8, 2021 to August 31, 2025
Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan, Mali, Sudan
 Sustainable Intensification of Mixed Farming Systems
January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024
Ghana, India, Nepal
NEXUS Gains: Realizing Multiple Benefits Across Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems (Forests, Biodiversity)
January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024
Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, South Africa

Highlights of IWMI’s #water4climate work

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Development of a flood index insurance product for Zambia

IWMI is collaborating on the development of financial solutions for post-extreme climatic events.
Researchers monitor and map water storage at the dried up Mutaliyar Kulam tank in Vavuniya district, Northern Province. Photo: Niranga Alahacoon/IWMI

It’s raining in Colombo — but don’t forget the drought in the rest of Sri Lanka

Drought mapping technology and anticipatory action plans could help to manage disaster risk and mitigate the damage.  
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Stakeholders raise awareness against floods

IWMI convened experts in climate change, water resources, and disaster risk reduction to discuss flood prediction and early warning in Nigeria.

Managed aquifer recharge: A reliable solution to manage droughts?

The findings from this study, whilst unique to Gujarat, add to the body of literature from other semi-arid regions of the world.
Dried-up canal in Gujarat. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI

More nations can be better prepared for drought as IWMI takes its space-based monitoring tool online

IWMI has launched its next-generation South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) platform.

Tribune: Groundwater recharge tech ultimate solution to urban flooding: experts

The country’s experts cognisant to the issue have forcefully suggested on Monday to adopt groundwater recharge wells technology as a national policy to counter urban flooding and ensuing drought due to climate change.