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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left), France's President Emmanuel Macron (center) and India's President Droupadi Murmu (right) were at the reception to mark India's 75th Republic Day, hosted at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president's official residence in New Delhi, India. Photo: Office of the President.

IWMI participates in India’s 75th Republic Day reception

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

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.
Drawing of Kinda Canal edged with plants rather than remaining entirely channelized with embankments. Plants slow stormwater flows, allowing sediment and pollutants to settle before being treated. This intervention creates vital new public space. Floating wetlands, as illustrated in the canal, also improve the environment. Laura Keil / IWMI.

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

Colombo must justify the renewal of its Ramsar Wetland City status this year. Has the city sufficiently utilized green infrastructure?
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.
Rachael McDonnell speaking at the Rome Water Dialogue. FAO

IWMI participates in key global dialogue processes for water and food...

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 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...

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