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Participants collaborate to build a reliable scalable digital twin. Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: Gordon / River of Life

Visionary integration

IWMI presents a digital twin concept for management of the Limpopo River basin.
Photo: Meron Teferi Taye/IWMI

Enhancing the benefits of integrated water storage management in Ethiopia’s Tana-Beles...

Water storage, both built and natural, can be managed to address competing water demands for food and energy production while sustaining healthy ecosystems.
Sprinkler irrigation in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Water sector thirsty for change at Climate COP

Water must be at the core of effective climate action, but many countries are unaware of the powerful water-related solutions that exist.
Rice farming in Pakistan. Photo: Faseeh Shams / IWMI

Data, funds and dialogue key to water, energy, and food security...

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.
Photo: David Brazier / IWMI

Data, dialogues and discussion key to food, water and energy security in...

Enhanced data sharing across sectors and countries is vital if we want to achieve food, water and energy security in Southern Africa
Photo: Seersa Abaza / IWMI

Three ways great water solutions can address climate change

As the consequences of climate change become a reality for growing numbers of people, water is at the forefront of many of our most pressing issues.
A reservoir at Arali in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI

Everything you need to know about Integrated Water Storage

A new report explains the challenges and the processes needed to improve integrated water storage worldwide.
This home garden is part of a conservation agriculture trial that is being run in partnership with IWMI, Bahir Dar University, and the Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI). Photo by Mulugeta Ayene/WLE.

Experts: new thinking and approaches needed to scale up farmer-led irrigation

Scaling up farmer-led irrigation will require not only holistic approaches but also strong partnerships between implementing partners.
Solar pumps used for irrigate farms in the Central Region of Zambia

Debating how to nurture sustainable and inclusive farmer-led irrigation  

Governments and development organizations realize that supporting farmer-led irrigation can enhance smallholders’ resilience to climate change and promote healthy food systems.
Sewagegn, a local smallholder farmer, and Gebeyaw, a data collector, set up Sewagegn's solar powered pump to irrigate her backyard garden in Danghesta, Amhara region of Ethiopia. Photo by Mulugeta AyeneWLE.

Experts unite to find the best ways to scale up farmer-led...

It makes sense to encourage farmer-led irrigation, to capitalize on benefits, but how can we do so inclusively and sustainably?