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COP28 Head of Delegation statement by IWMI director general Mark Smith

Water and food systems ready to roll out climate-resilient solutions

A ministerial dialogue and a new global partnership at COP28 signal commitment to integrate water and food systems — for both adaptation and mitigation — in national climate plans.
Sustainable resources session panelists from right to left: Jordan’s Minister of Water and Irrigation, EU representative, World Bank representative, Fortescue Future Industries representative, and Chief Commissioner of Jordan’s Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission, Dr. Maha Al Zu’bi, IWMI (Photo: Prime Ministry of Jordan)

Jordan’s Water Vision 2033 takes shape at “A Year of Modernization”...

Integrated solutions plan aims to strengthen management and governance of the country’s water resources.
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Middle East Water Security: Competition heats up as resources become scarcer

IWMI is highlighted in the context of the deteriorating water security situation in the Middle East and North Africa region in the August 2023 Al-Monitor PRO Trend Report.
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Experts stress efficient groundwater use

IWMI in Pakistan organized a workshop to discuss the critical issue of water conservation and sustainable groundwater management in Balochistan.
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Decision Making On Scientific Data For Improved Water Resource Management Critical:...

This training was conducted through the World Bank funded Balochistan Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Project (BIWRMDP).
A woman collects freshwater in Central Asia. Photo: Neil Palmer / IWMI

April-May 2023 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from April and May 2023.
Onion and potato farm in Jaffna

IWMI Announces the appointment of five new members of the IWMI...

New members’ expertise will be invaluable as the institute works towards water systems transformation in the critical years ahead. 
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Menstrual Hygiene Management – a missing piece in the water agenda

Integrating MHM into water-related programming not only enhances the well-being and dignity of women and girls but also contributes to improved health outcomes, increased educational opportunities, and sustainable development at large.
A woman farmer inspecting sprinkler-950. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI

Conference lays out shared vision of strategies and investments needed to...

Affordable finance, digital tools and innovation bundles are among the enablers that can help meet Africa’s irrigation potential of 60 million hectares in the next five years. 
Zambia’s Ministry of Agriculture Acting Permanent Secretary Mrs Peggy Mlewa officially launched the ZADMS platform and technical brief

IWMI launches high-tech drought monitoring system for Zambia

Applying new technologies and approaches to address the social, environmental and economic consequences of climate change.