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Floods in Kenya underscore urgent need for anticipatory action in disaster situations

Holistic, integrated planning across sectors is vital to ensure disaster response is timely and effective.

Stakeholders raise awareness against floods

IWMI convened experts in climate change, water resources, and disaster risk reduction to discuss flood prediction and early warning in Nigeria.

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.

Tribune: Groundwater recharge tech ultimate solution to urban flooding: experts

The country’s experts cognisant to the issue have forcefully suggested on Monday to adopt groundwater recharge wells technology as a national policy to counter urban flooding and ensuing drought due to climate change.

The News: Climate action

It will come as no surprise to much of Pakistan’s population that their country ranks among the lowest for disaster risk management for water security in Asia, according to the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO).

New Scientist: Farmers in Bangladesh pump so much water it may help reduce floods

Millions of smallholder farmers in Bangladesh pump huge amounts of groundwater for irrigation, helping to triple the country’s rice production and possibly mitigate floods during monsoon season.

Popular Science: Farmers accidentally created a flood-resistant ‘machine’ across Bangladesh

To control unpredictable water and stop floods, you might build a dam. To build a dam, you generally need hills and dales—geographic features to hold water in a reservoir.

The Nation: Water Management Institute helps Pakistan assess flood damages

The International Water Manage­ment Institute (IWMI) is helping the Pakistan government carry out flood damages assessment and aiding the recovery efforts, in the wake of ex­treme flooding across the country, says a press release issued here on Monday.

Daily Times: IWMI supporting Pakistan to deal with unprecedented floods

Pakistan is one of the top 10 nations most vulnerable to climate change and the worst affected provinces of Balochistan and Sindh have received 400 per cent more precipitation this year than their 30-year average.

Pakistan Observer: IWMI helps Pakistan to assess flood damages

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is helping the Pakistan government carry out flood damages assessment and aiding the recovery efforts, in the wake of extreme flooding across the country, says a press release issued here on Monday.

Associated Press of Pakistan: IWMI offers support to Pakistan govt to deal with unprecedented floods

We are working closely with the federal, provincial and local governments to help assess the flood damage using remote sensing and satellite imagery to support prioritization of humanitarian responses.

Urdu Point: IWMI offers support to Pakistan govt to deal with unprecedented floods

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a research for development organization, has offered its support to Government of Pakistan for flood damage assessment and aiding recovery efforts, following the extreme flooding events across the country.

World Asia: Half a million in relief camps as flood death toll passes 1,000

There are at least 386 children among 1,136 people who lost their lives in the floods, according to the latest National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). More than 1,600 have been injured in the destructive rains since June 14.

The News: Flood damage assessment system being introduced to Pakistan

A system of flood damage assessment is being introduced in Pakistan in the collaboration with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) following the extreme flooding across the country.

AP News: Pakistan fatal flooding has hallmarks of warming

The familiar ingredients of a warming world were in place: searing temperatures, hotter air holding more moisture, extreme weather getting wilder, melting glaciers, people living in harm’s way, and poverty.

PTV: Global response to floods in Pakistan – International Assistance

IWMI Country Representative – Pakistan Dr. Mohsin Hafeez speaks to Views on News about the current flooding events in Pakistan.

Bloomberg: Melting Himalayan glaciers are making Pakistan’s floods worse

Every year, as the weather warms, teams of Indian scientists trek the Himalayan mountains to study the Chhota Shigri glacier in India’s northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

IWMI supporting the government of Pakistan to deal with unprecedented floods

IWMI is supporting the Government of Pakistan for flood damage assessment and aiding recovery efforts, following the extreme flooding events across the country.

Voa News: UN Chief Says Flood-Hit Pakistan Facing ‘Monsoon on Steroids,’ Seeks $160 Million in Aid

The United Nations appealed Tuesday for $160 million to support Pakistan’s response to more than two months of destructive nationwide flash flooding triggered by climate-driven erratic monsoon rains.

NBC News: A third of Pakistan is underwater as deadly floods leave desperate residents facing ‘doomsday’

A third of the country underwater. More than 1,000 people killed. And an estimated $10 billion of damage done.

Daily Pakistan: Half a million in relief camps as flood death toll passes 1,000

The devastating flash floods have killed at least 1,100 since mid-June and nearly 500,000 people are now in relief camps, officials said.

How groundwater can help us build a more water-secure world

By putting groundwater at the heart of our work, IWMI researchers are paving the way for further climate adaptation and resilience.

Four ways IWMI is using water to advance climate adaptation and mitigation around the world

During COP26 and beyond, IWMI will continue to advance a wide range of water-focused climate solutions and develop a diverse set technical, policy, and financial tools.

Climate, water, and poverty reduction – exploring the critical links

We have arrived at a crucial moment that calls upon us to incorporate smarter water management strategies into our longer-term planning.

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 water can boost environmental health and biodiversity

As a result of IWMI’s work in the realms of e-flow monitoring and aquifer recharge, water management for rivers and aquifers has been strengthened.

Five key takeaways from World Water Week 2021

IWMI participated in a record 31 sessions at this year’s virtual event. Here are some of our key takeaways.

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.

Latest IPCC report highlights how climate change is causing extreme events and exacerbating risks of floods and droughts

All components of the hydrological cycle have been impacted by human-induced climate change, and the way we use our land and water has, in turn, also intensified the impacts.

Three months of floods, or nine months of drought

An intense monsoon season in Pakistan means the country’s food system faces the challenge of both extreme floods and extended droughts.

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.

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.

Ahead of UN Summit consensus that action on water critical to transforming food systems

The Food Systems Summit Global Dialogue; Water – the Game-changer for Food Systems has concluded with consensus that water has unmatched utility to support the necessary transformation of food systems.

Innovations and smart water technologies key to food systems transformation in Central Asia

Creating the food systems that people want & need across Central Asia will depend in part on how water is managed under climate uncertainty.

Three ways water solutions restore the planet

Many of the threats the world faces involve water, but so do the climate solutions we need to restore our planet.

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