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WaterTalk – Navigating water realities in West Africa

The WaterTalk series will share insights into pressing water issues facing West Africa especially the Sahel.
A refugee settlement in Uganda. Photo: IWMI

Waste or resource?

How a circular water and food economy is affecting the nutrition, health and livelihoods of refugee and host communities in East Africa.
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Joint initiative to upgrade agricultural circular businesses in Viet Nam

UNDP and IWMI announced a joint initiative to assist smallholder farmers and small- to medium-sized enterprises to adopt circular economy models for the coffee and rice value chains.
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The sanitation circular economy - rhetoric vs. reality

IWMI researchers call for a sanitation circular and solidarity economy which explores innovative economic solutions for the most basic of human needs in ways that are wired for inclusivity.
Henry Roman, IWMI Regional Representative for Southern Africa (center) speaks on circular economy at a seminar on March 7, 2024, in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: IWMI

Circular economies can become “the most  inclusive” in Africa

Through resource efficiency, circular design, water reuse, repair and recycling, African nations can customize their economic systems to maximize both social benefits and sustainability.
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Using circular economy as a solution to today’s problems

A circular economy can help sustainable development by keeping our resources in use for as long as possible at their highest economic value.
Indigenous chicken flock foraging in Ethiopia. Photo: ILRI

Coping with water scarcity in Addis Ababa’s slaughterhouses

Ethiopia’s livestock sector is vibrant and has a huge potential to furnish human nutrition and trade targets in East Africa and beyond, according to experts. Nevertheless, the sector is under threat because of increasing water shortages.
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Infants at higher risk in flood-prone areas of Bangladesh

IWMI researcher says study measuring the burden of living in flood-prone areas addresses a gap in research in quantifying the broader health impacts of floods.
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IWMI announces development of a new, Google-supported tool that will harness...

A new grant from Google’s philanthropic arm will help researchers develop a tool to bolster water security and climate resilience in the Middle East and North Africa.
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Protecting and promoting traditional foods one woman at a time

Women and food-centric interventions through the NATURE+ Initiative aim to increase the resilience of rural women.