TAG: disasters

How Pakistan can prevent another flood disaster

In an op-ed, Mohsin Hafeez explains the science-based actions Pakistan could take to improve its capacity to deal with floods and minimise their negative impacts.

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

It is so important to harness the power of international cooperation to reduce risk and losses from disasters.

How a new framework can provide flood insurance guidance to millions of farmers

As climate change progresses, insuring millions of farmers against risk from weather shocks offers a means to support food security and reduce nations’ economic losses.

Thinking Hydrologically

Water is running out in Central Asia. New approaches to water regulation, energy production, and agricultural education are necessary to be able to feed the region.

Hi-tech support helps Sri Lanka’s farmers navigate the climate crisis

With access to accurate information, farmers can make informed and timely decisions about investing.

Can adaptive management combat agricultural uncertainty in Ethiopia?

New IWMI findings suggest that adaptive management, a structured approach to decision-making in the face of uncertainty, can help achieve sustainable agricultural transformation.

Three ways great water solutions can address climate change

As the consequences of climate change become a reality for growing numbers of people, water is at the forefront of many of our most pressing issues.

IWMI receives the 2020 GEO Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Award

This is in recognition of the Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) product developed by IWMI scientist Dr Giriraj Amarnath.

Cyclone Amphan and Covid-19 the recipe for a cascading disaster

In the immediate aftermath of Amphan, access to clean water for drinking and sanitation is of paramount importance.

Using maps to save lives when a super cyclone strikes

IWMI provides data that will inform response and relief efforts to Super Cyclone Amphan.

Why nations must prepare for natural disasters amid the current Covid-19 pandemic 

This week, IWMI’s scientists used Google Earth Engine to produce a map depicting the current status of crops around the world.

Mainstreaming technology provides key solutions for disaster risk mitigation

Scientists at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) were invited to contribute to a number of chapters in WWDR 2020, including chapter 4 (Water-related extremes and risk management).

Countering climate change with the cascade effect

Researchers with IWMI have joined a major effort to rehabilitate "tank" (or small reservoir) cascade systems in the Dry Zone.

Getting ahead of disaster risks

Climate-smart technology to enhance flood and drought resilience.

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017

With index-based flood insurance the payout should be not only transparent but also much faster.

Making hazards into opportunities

What to do about too much and too little water in northern Ghana.

Maps that matter when flooding strikes

Vital support for the emergency disaster response in Northeast India and Nepal.

South Asia’s climate hazard hotspots

Mapping risks and estimating impacts on people and agriculture

IWMI responds once again to extreme weather in Sri Lanka

IWMI provides satellite-based high-resolution maps of the affected regions to the DMC and military to assist with rescue missions and further assessments.

IWMI responds to floods in Sri Lanka

New flood assessment bulletin and flood maps available.

No water in the well?

Southern Africa needs better groundwater management An estimated 39 million people living in member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are at risk...

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