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Staying afloat when disaster strikes

How the residents of Chrystler’s Farm took a proactive approach to disaster response.

IWMI-CGIAR to launch new program for water and nutrition to mark...

CGIAR Executive Managing Director Ismahane Elouafi and IWMI Director General Mark Smith met Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena (left) shakes hands with IWMI’s Chair of the Board of Governors Simi Kamal (third from left) at the Parliament in Sri Jayawardenapura, Colombo. Also pictured are Mark Smith (second from left), IWMI’s Director General, and Syon Niyogi (right), IWMI’s Chief Operating Officer. (Photo: Office of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka)

IWMI’s new Board Chair and Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister reiterate commitment...

Climate change and water resilience a joint priority, as international research organization prepares to launch new strategy and mark 40-year anniversary.

Application with Geo-Goviya information system launched

The new application, supported by IWMI, includes information about Sri Lanka’s land use, quantity of paddy land, number of farmers, land cultivated in one season and available yield, and emergency agricultural information.

Press Release: New maps aid flood relief efforts

For the first time, maps have been prepared by a consortium consisting of IWMI, the Disaster Management Centre of the Ministry of Disaster Management (MoDM) and the UN’s space based information service for disaster management and emergency response (UN-SPIDER).

IWMI and partners train Sri Lanka’s flood managers to meet future...

(Colombo, 17 November 2014) - Disaster management agencies in Sri Lanka can now assess the likelihood of future floods with up-to-the-minute data from space....