TAG: freshwater

Sewage leaks put South Africa’s freshwater at risk: how citizen scientists are helping clean up

IWMI and CGIAR are among the organizations helping to scale up the Enviro-Champs initiative.

Declining freshwater storage: A hidden crisis

New estimates provide a starting point for more strategic thinking about how to manage and protect vital freshwater sources.

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.

Learning from our mistakes: transforming water management to boost biodiversity

When designing water solutions for communities, IWMI researchers always consider the impact on biodiverse ecosystems.

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.

Water’s Fundamental Truths – for One CGIAR and Beyond

Water scarcity is growing. While water is finite, demand for it grows along with population, the water intensity of diets, and the broader water demands of the economy.

Smart tech to play vital role in addressing plastic pollution crisis – new study

A new study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) offers a number of technological solutions aimed at tackling one of the world’s most pressing issues. 

Responding to Jordan’s drought and water scarcity through behavioural change, not just technology

The development of an action plan that will help reduce the risks and vulnerabilities of those most affected by drought is critical, and urgent.

Biodiversity’s freshwater connection

A key role for sustainable water management in curbing species extinction

India.Mongabay.com: India’s groundwater crisis, fueled by intense pumping, needs urgent management

Central and southern India appear to be experiencing increasing freshwater stores, likely due to a naturally higher than normal rainfall.

Alaraby.co.uk: Climate change and food insecurity – Groundwater will be key

Hotter and more unpredictable weather means the need to ensure water and food security in the region is becoming critical

FiltSsep.com: Conwed sees potential in reverse osmosis

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a critical part of the world’s water supply. The International Water Management Institute, a non-profit scientific research organization that focuses...

WSJ.com: Water Scarcity Worsens in Mideast, Threatens Food Security

“Most Middle Eastern countries are faced with what hydrologists call absolute water scarcity. This means that even if they have the economic capacity to...

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