RESEARCH: Sustainable water infrastructure and ecosystems

Strengthening agricultural sustainability in the Ganges Delta polders

The Ganges Delta polders are low-lying, protected areas vital for agriculture which face threats from salinity intrusion and waterlogging.

Modernizing agricultural practices in Pakistan

Farmers in the Gomal Zam Dam Command Area are learning to adopt climate change-resilient cultivation techniques.

Staying afloat when disaster strikes

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

4th Baghdad International Water Conference

This event is held to exchange knowledge, technology, and studies on water use, storage, and treatment in the best way to serve the largest possible number of countries and peoples.

Saudi Water Forum 2024

The forum creates a platform between leaders in the water field, experts and stakeholders.

GERD will greatly contribute to mutual benefit of region

IWMI's Abdulkarim Seid comments on the potential of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Role of nature-based solutions for improving urban water security

Mohsin Hafeez discusses the potential of nature-based solutions in dealing with climate shocks faced by vulnerable people in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Sri Lanka sources integrated solutions to land and water-based challenges

Matthew McCartney commented on IWMI's work to rectify the dearth of agroecological research focusing on water management and aquatic foods.

What is good for fish, is good for people and planet

The Mekong fishery is at a tipping point. Integrating fish into agricultural landscapes may be the sustainable way forward.

IWMI participates in India’s 75th Republic Day reception

Country Representative highlights contributions and commitment to sustainable water management in high-level event.

Visionary integration

IWMI presents a digital twin concept for management of the Limpopo River basin.

World Wetlands Day: Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director of CGIAR

A message from the Thalangama wetland in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the work of IWMI and CGIAR to preserve and protect these vital ecosystems.

Urban wetlands and the built environment: how Colombo’s green spaces enhance city life

Colombo must justify the renewal of its Ramsar Wetland City status this year. Has the city sufficiently utilized green infrastructure?

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.

IWMI participates in key global dialogue processes for water and food security in Rome

Researchers contributed to global policy discussions during the Rome Water Dialogue and the Committee on World Food Security, both hosted by FAO in October.

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.

How to harvest water from clouds of fog

IWMI's Deputy Director General, Rachael McDonnell, spoke to NPR's Goats and Soda about fog harvesting, a traditional technique that is now being expanded.

IWMI at COP28 (UNFCCC)

IWMI aims to make contributions to a number of discussions at COP28 including on adaptation and resilience.

FAO and IWMI’s milestone book gives actionable guidelines on water quality for agriculture

Researchers offer technical solutions and best agricultural practices related to water quality, risk assessment and mitigation.

IWMI’s WRAP program to improve water governance in Pakistan

IWMI Pakistan, with UKaid support, leads the WRAP program to address Pakistan's water challenges, improve management, and data collection.

Going with the flow, or fighting for it?

The competition for scarce natural resources in the Letaba River Basin and why it matters for World Rivers Day.

Panel at ‘World Water Week’ highlights water security in Tibet and Himalayas

The World Water Week panel, co-hosted by IWMI and the US State Department, discussed Tibet's vital role in Himalayan water systems, highlighting China's environmental impact.

Middle East’s groundwater shortage: Will it soon run out?

IWMI plays a pivotal role in addressing groundwater management challenges across the Middle East.

NEXUS Gains Talk 14: Integrating Water Storage: First Steps in Assessment, Progress toward Incentives

This online NEXUS Gains session at World Water Week will drill down into two practical aspects of how integrated water storage can be realized.

As the demand for water rises, we need to re-think global water storage

The future of water storage requires a systems approach which fully integrates natural infrastructure alongside built infrastructure.

Irrigation for rural development

IWMI researchers call for careful planning, environmentally responsible water management and active community participation to ensure long-term success of irrigation projects in Nepal.

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.

Decision Making On Scientific Data For Improved Water Resource Management Critical: IWMI

This training was conducted through the World Bank funded Balochistan Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Project (BIWRMDP).

April-May 2023 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from April and May 2023.

February-March 2023 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from February to March 2023.

December 2022- January 2023 Research Journal Roundup

As we transitioned into a new year, IWMI researchers continued to advance our knowledge of how we can strengthen natural resource management, improve food resiliency, and promote gender equity.

Youth are at the center of transforming the future of water – hear what they have to say

It is essential that young people working in water and science are ‘co-guardians’ of the Transformative Futures for Water Security initiative.

“Revive and Restore Degraded Wetlands”, what will it take?

Wise use calls for balance between maintaining key wetlands functions while not unduly restricting wetlands’ use by millions of often poor people.

September-November 2022 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from September to November.

Our planet is still in the emergency room, but water can help us get out

The efforts of the water community paid off. For the first time in history, water was explicitly incorporated in a COP decision highlighting that it is a key solution to the worsening climate crisis and must sit at the centre of climate action.

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