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IWMI receives the 2020 GEO Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Award

This is in recognition of the Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) product developed by IWMI scientist Dr Giriraj Amarnath.

MercomIndia.com: Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Oorja Wins $100,000 for Installing Solar...

According to a joint study by Greenpeace India, Gujarat Energy Research Management Institute (GERMI), and IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program, if net-metered solar pumps are installed across all states for complete agricultural energy consumption, India would surpass its distributed solar goal of 40 GW by a wide margin.

DownToEarth.org.in: Not only depletion, sparse data on Himalayan springs is also...

Residents of the Himalayan Region have traditionally depended on springs and small mountain streams for their water needs as the big rivers, which flow way deep down the slopes, are not of much use to the people living on mountains.

India.Mongabay.com: Making money while the sun shines: How farmers in this...

Now, they are proud to have found a cheaper, noise-free and pollution-free way of irrigating their farms, using the sun’s energy. And as a...

FarmingFirst.org: Innovative Indian policy paves way for solar-powered farming

A CGIAR COP24 side event looked at the changes needed to transform our food systems and protect the environmental resources that agriculture depends on.
International meet to focus on doubling farmers' income

TimesOfIndia: International meet to focus on doubling farmers’ income

Key speakers include Mihir Shah, former member of the Planning Commission, S Venkataramanan, managing trustee of Tata Trusts, Claudia Sadoff, director general of IWMI.

DNAIndia.com: Gujarat: Equipment quality, enrolling farmers risks for KUSUM scheme

The analysis, which was released at a conference earlier this week, showed that India could surpass its solar power target of 100 GW by 2022 if solar pumps were to replace traditional water pumps in farms.

NewIndianExpress.com: Traditional agricultural pumps can be replaced with 8K MW of...

Meanwhile, experts are of the view that Net-metered solar farmtop installations are very similar to rooftop solar installations from a technical standpoint.
Climate-smart agricultural initiatives set to scale in India

Climate-smart agricultural initiatives set to scale in India

Government of India announces new multi-billion dollar scheme to implement solarisation of farm irrigation on a national scale.

Water for Food International Forum

Creating fertile ground for innovation in agricultural water management.