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Fishing boats left to rust as the Aral Sea shrinks in Central Asia. Photo: IWMI

The best time to plan for drought is when it’s raining

Disaster response needs to move from reactive to proactive if we are going to adapt to climate change.
Cars and donkeys in the Ethiopian Somali region. Radhika Singh / IWMI

Understanding the water crisis in refugee hosting communities in Ethiopia’s Somali...

Understanding the Water Crisis in Refugee Hosting Communities in Ethiopia's Somali Region.
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.

Pakistan Water Week 2023

Pakistan Water Week 2023 will focus on issues including water governance, climate resilience, water and food security.
School children and teachers from the Nuwara Eliya district look at the art competition entries.

On DRR Day, Sri Lanka talks about inclusion saving lives

Building resilience to climate change and disasters requires bottom-up, community-led response.


IWMI aims to make contributions to a number of discussions at COP28 including on adaptation and resilience.
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How nature-based solutions can build urban resilience

IWMI's work in Sri Lanka has helped to restore marshes, enhance biodiversity and improve livelihoods in partnership with government departments and local communities.
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Climate change poses threats to food, water security

Climate change threatens Pakistan's food and water security. An IWMI-hosted workshop stressed data-driven, sustainable water management to combat challenges.

IWMI wins Award for Digital Transformation from Project Management Institute (PMI)...

Open access and big data platform for smallholder farmers recognized for contribution to digital transformation.
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Stakeholders raise awareness against floods

IWMI convened experts in climate change, water resources, and disaster risk reduction to discuss flood prediction and early warning in Nigeria.