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Launch of new USAID-funded water resources assessment project

At the inception workshop, the project was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr. Prabhu Budhathoki, Member, National Planning Commission.

Press Release: Developing the water resources of Western Nepal

A new project is being launched in Kathmandu that will help shape the future of water resources development in Nepal.

Smallholder irrigation taking root

USAID and Texas A&M team field visit to ILSSI sites in Ethiopia
Village mapping with a group of women of Sanogao (photo credit: Dhana Rawl, SAPPROS)

Women, empowerment and the SDG targets

Gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment has featured prominently in development discourse for the last two decades and today comprises one of the sustainable development goals.

Floriane Clement

Exploring underground…by helicopter

Mapping groundwater from the air in Southern Africa.
Pay Drechsel

Pay Drechsel wins 2015 IWA Development Award

Scientist honored for work on wastewater and resource re-use in agriculture.

Irrigation development in Southern Africa

Moving in the right direction, but still room for improvement.

Back to the grassroots

New review paper explores the available knowledge and lessons learned from past experiences in promoting home gardens in Africa.
One of Abdullah’s daughters takes a drink of water from a clay water storage jar. The donkey cart and drums used for transporting water to the house stand behind her.

Raising the stakes

Why fences, crop rotation and water storage mean one farmer is no longer losing the plot in Northern Ghana.

Farming on the doorstep

New study reveals scale of cropping in and around cities