Welcome to World Water Week 2012
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New research sheds light on huge potential of farmer-led innovation in water solutions.

Results suggest that water management investment priorities
should be reassessed to boost global food security and poverty alleviation.

Listening to what the farmers say…

Ghanaian farmer
Ghanaian farmer Edward Ahiabor has transformed 8 hectares of unpromising beachside land into a thriving commercial farm using motorised pumps.
Photo: Joe Ronzio
Simple sludge drilling
Groundwater can be used for agriculture even during dry periods.
Photo: IWMI
Petrol and diesel
Petrol and diesel powered pumps give farmers who have no access to electricity an efficient means of lifting water.
Photo: Joe Ronzio
Purushottam Patel
Purushottam Patel, a farmer in Gujarat India, uses biogas from cow dung to run his pump.
Photo: Tushaar Shah
Solar powered pumps
Solar powered pumps like this one in Ethiopia are good option when other sources of power are not available.
Photo: Karen Conniff
Treadle pumps
Treadle pumps like this one in Zambia can double or even treble farm incomes.
Photo: IWMI
Media ReleaseMedia Release
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Background InformationBackground Information
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Synthesis Report

Synthesis Report
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For more information
about this project see…
AgWater Solutions Project
Media Contacts:
James Clarke : +94 7733 69533
Michelle Geis : +1 301 280 5712 
@ World Water Week
Dr Colin Chartres
Dr Colin Chartres, Director General of IWMI, accepting the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize on behalf of the institution from His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden
The Food and Water Paradox
– Dr Colin Chartres
The Food and Water Paradox
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 Seminar presenting the research    results Launch with food and drinks
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Media Advisory
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Agricultural Water Management Solutions
Dr Colin Chartres
Agricultural Groundwater use in West Bengal
Aditi Mukherji, IWMI
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Rainwater reserviors in Madhya Pradesh
Ravinder Malik
Outgrower farming schemes in Sub Saharan Africa
Regassa Namara
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Implications for development: Leading up to World Water Week
Simon Cook
 IWMI wins Stockholm Water Prize 2012

IWMI wins Stockholm Water Prize What inspired IWMI staff?

Investment Scenario Modeling Tool
As part of this research, an investment tool was developed by scientists at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), which allows investors to compare the potential reach and income generation of smallholder agricultural water management investments across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The analysis underlying the scenarios is based on an integrated modeling system that combines geographic (GIS) data analysis, biophysical and economic predictive modeling, and crop mix optimization tools. The potential of each technology is also summarized in these regional mapping fact sheets, which detail the potential of each technology in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Read more…

For more information
about this project see…http://AWM-Solutions.iwmi.org 
AgWater Solutions Project
Investment VisualizerThe Agricultural Water Management Solutions Project (AWM Solutions) has identified a variety of small-holder agricultural water management interventions (AWM Regional Mapping ) that have a high potential to improve the food security and livelihoods of the rural poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The study results have now been made available online through the Investment Visualizer tool.
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Agricultural Water Management Solutions for Poverty Reduction – #1 Motor Pumps
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Dr Colin Chartres, Director General of IWMI, accepting the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize on behalf of the institution from His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden

Photos available athttp://www.flickr.com/photos/worldwaterweek/
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2012 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Lecture Dr. Colin Chartres, Director General, IWMI
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Photos from sessions:
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2012 Opening Plenary: Welcome Address – Togny Holmgren
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Dr Colin Chartres responds to IWMI being awarded the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize
News Coverage:
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Events on Water, Land, Agriculture and Ecosystems…
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Stockholm launch of new program on Water, Land and Ecosystems


The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems will be holding an official launch event at Stockholm Water Week on Tuesday, August 28 at 5.30 pm at the IWMI-CGIAR booth. The event will be an informal opportunity to socialize and learn more about the program. In addition, you can learn more about the program through talking with the Program Director,Simon Cookand other senior researchers.

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, one of CGIAR’s most ambitious research programs to date is a ten year commitment to bring about a radical transformation in the way land, water and natural systems are managed. It is one of the largest programs with 14 partners, includingFAO and is being led by the International Water Management Institute, which has just been named this year’sStockholm Water PrizeLaureate.

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Dr. Colin Chartres
Director General
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Peter McCornick
Deputy Director General – Research
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Tushaar Shah
Senior Fellow
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Andrew Noble
Senior Fellow
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Tim Williams
Director, Africa
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Pay Drechsel
Theme Leader, Water Quality, Health and Environment
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Elizabeth Weight
Science Uptake Coordinator- Asia
International Water Management Institute
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Mark Giordano
Theme Leader- Water and Society
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Vladimir Smakhtin
Theme Leader – Water Availability and Access
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Simon Cook
Program Director – Water, Land and Ecosystems
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Bharat Sharma
Principal Researcher and Coordinator – IWMI India
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François Molle
Principal Researcher
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Julie van der Bliek
Director, Business Development
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Meredith Giordano
Co-Project Manager, Agricultural Water Solutions
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Paul Pavelic
Senior Researcher – Hydrogeology
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Barbara Van Koppen
Rural Sociologist & Gender Expert
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Alain Vidal
CPWF Program Director
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Kim Geheb
CPWF Basin Leader
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Fred Kizito
Researcher – Soil/Water Research Specialist
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Luna Bharati
Head of IWMI-Nepal Office
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Aditi Mukherji
Senior Researcher
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Liqa Raschid
Senior Researcher
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Philip Amoah
Environmental Scientist
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Tilahun Amede
CPWF Nile Basin Coordinator
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Sabine Douxchamps
Post Doctorial Fellow – Livestock & Water Resources
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Mulugeta Lemenih
Post-Doctorial Fellow – Agro Ecosystem Specialist
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Miriam Otoo
Post-Doctoral Fellow – Economics of Human Waste in Agriculture
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Joanna Kane-Potaka
Director of Communications and Marketing
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James Clarke
Communications Head
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Michael Victor
CPWF Communications Coordinator
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Martina Mascarenhas
Marketing Officer
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Abby Waldorf
Communications and Engagement Intern
CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems
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Ilse Pukinskis
Communication Fellow
Challenge Program on Water and Food
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