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Before disaster strikes: Preparing for complex emergencies with anticipatory action

Enhancing disaster preparedness and building resilience in fragile settings requires fostering a deeper understanding of the complexities involved.

June-July 2023 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from June and July 2023.

Ukama Ustawi: Accelerating inclusive agribusiness in East and Southern Africa

Empowerment and structural change come hand in hand – and with women agri-entrepreneurs at the center!

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.

World Toilet Day 2022: An Interview with Solomie Gebrezgabher

When you flush your toilet, do you ever wonder what happens to your waste? Dr. Solomie Gebrezgabher, IWMI Senior Researcher, will tell you that human excrement can be transformed into something valuable.

Enhancing the benefits of integrated water storage management in Ethiopia’s Tana-Beles sub-basin

Water storage, both built and natural, can be managed to address competing water demands for food and energy production while sustaining healthy ecosystems.

Customary water tenure: How can recognition and protection be improved?

New research identifies legal pathways for better recognition and protection of customary water tenure in sub-Saharan Africa as well as concrete solutions to improve current water law and water infrastructure development programs.

Transforming water research through integrated approaches

IWMI researcher Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi’s collaborative, integrative approach to research yields studies that reveal and address the complex interconnections between water and all aspects of life.

How water-smart agricultural solutions can help us stall desertification and thrive in the face of future droughts

Mitigating desertification and drought impacts, with water-smart solutions and digital innovations.

Demonstrating how data partnerships can underpin effective water-resources management in Ethiopia

The project can serve as a model for promoting more effective water management in river basins across the country.

Key takeaways from IWMI’s participation at the 9th World Water Forum

Roundup blog of IWMI activities, events and sessions at the World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal

Researchers map Ethiopia’s irrigated areas at a previously unavailable resolution

Remote sensing data enables IWMI researchers to identify irrigated areas at a resolution of 30 meters, providing valuable insights for water policy and agricultural planning.

Declining data quality threatens water resources management in the Lake Tana sub-basin

Through the FLAIR project in the Lake Tana sub-basin, IWMI is supporting the way data is generated by measuring water diversions at selected schemes.

Building refugee resilience in East Africa through reusing resources

This World Population Day, we explore how refugees can develop resilience with water.

How market knowledge is powering Africa’s solar irrigation sector

Data-driven tools are helping solar irrigation companies target their products and services to the right people, in the right way.

How hybrid water law can transform water access in southern Africa

In rural southern Africa, hybrid water law is a tool for social justice and environmental stewardship.

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.

Allafrica.com: Shallow Groundwater Poses Pollution Problem for Africa

Regions along the Gulf of Guinea are at highest risk of groundwater pollution on the continent, according to a map drawn by researchers at the Université Catholique de Louvain's Earth and Life Institute in Belgium. Much of Central Africa and some coastal lands in northwest Africa are also vulnerable, the map shows.

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