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Tapping into the ground to counter floods and droughts

New IWMI Research Report identifies opportunities to use natural groundwater storage to provide more reliable water supplies, particularly in areas of water scarcity.

Can groundwater cushion Africa from future shocks, and spark development?

Groundwater has thus far been a sleeping giant in most of sub-Saharan Africa. However, there are signs the giant is awakening,

Challenge winner moves forward with IoT to develop world first database

A network of solar irrigation pumps equipped with sensors that connect to the Internet will potentially provide a world first database of groundwater usage in sub-Saharan Africa.

A continental coalition is set in motion to support sustainable groundwater use across Africa

Inclusion of groundwater in continent-wide strategies has potential to help keep Africa’s broader development on a sustainable footing.

Press Release: Project makes water from the sun for climate smart farming

World’s largest user of groundwater for agriculture looks to solar for a more sustainable future.  

Thomson Reuters: It’s time to look underground for climate resilience in sub-Saharan Africa

A recent study sheds new light on the climate-groundwater relationship, finding that the 2015-2016 El Niño weather event replenished groundwater very differently in southern Africa and in East Africa just below the equator.

Food for thought

How farmers in Sri Lanka have taken charge of their destiny by using motor pumps for irrigation.

Water security for all

IWMI joins a major UK-funded effort to find solutions.

How a dry village got its feet wet

As Laos seeks to strengthen food security and rural livelihoods, while adapting agriculture to climate change impacts, the potential of groundwater irrigation can only grow. Lessons learned from IWMI’s pilot study should prove valuable for helping realize this potential.

MongaBay.com: Restoring tank irrigation can strengthen rural climate resilience

Less than 10 percent of defunct tanks have been restored over the past two decades according to researchers.

International Day of Rural Women

Empowering women in community-based groundwater governance.

Banking on nature

Projects that harness nature-based structures in places like Kenya and Sri Lanka are showing green infrastructure can be a valuable tool in helping vulnerable communities.

Media Release: 18 Natural Infrastructure Innovations Confronting Climate Change from Underground

More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, Pincreased demand and polluted supplies, concluded the UN’s 2018 report on the state of the world’s water.

Rural21.com: Agricultural pollutants – A serious threat to the world’s water

This new report was launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) at a conference in Tajikistan in June 2018.

IndiaSpend.com: Even Without India’s Water Crisis, Doubling Farmers’ Income In 5 Years Impossible

Currently a senior fellow at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Anand, Shah helmed a pilot project in rural Gujarat that facilitated the creation of a farmers’ solar power cooperative.

News.Trust.org: The next great water crisis may be under our feet

As the world marks World Water Day, it is clear we need better groundwater governance to avoid the next big crisis

High time to fast-forward arsenic reduction in Bangladesh

IWMI researchers suggest how in a Devex opinion article.

TheHindu.com: The alarming levels of India’s groundwater

Groundwater is the world’s most extracted raw material, supplying and sustaining a range of human activity.

IndiaSpend.com: Gujarat’s Solar Irrigation Cooperative Has A Solution For India’s Groundwater Crisis

India is the largest user of groundwater in the world.

Grow with the flow

How to know if there is enough water for the Sustainable Development Goals

Shedding light on policy options

Toward sustainable solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation

Scroll.in: A call for “water-sensible” urbanization policies in India

An article in Scroll.in, an award-winning news portal in India, calls on state governments to devise “water-sensible urbanization policies” in partnership with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

Knowledge sharing: Working within local frameworks

Rock piles act as small check dams that slow water flow and increase soil percolation for groundwater recharge.

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

Can groundwater irrigation be a “triple win” for smallholder African farmers?

Julie van der Bliek highlighted some of the various irrigation techniques currently used by farmers in Africa and their reach.

HuffingtonPost: A Plan for Protecting Our Hidden Water Supplies

Jeremy Bird talks about colossal challenge to ensure that policies on groundwater translate into action and sustainable and equitable outcomes.

The Global Crisis of Abstraction

Building partnerships to sustain groundwater-based economies

TheGuardian: Africa droughts prompt calls to start pumping untapped groundwater

The Guardian recently published an article covering the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) co-led by IWMI.

Learning to live with the devil tree

Invasive species in Tamil Nadu threatens irrigation but could be a valuable resource.

Dry-season farming

A great opportunity to transform the economy of northern Ghana.

Exploring underground…by helicopter

Mapping groundwater from the air in Southern Africa.

Dealing with the Dry Zone

Improving water management in Myanmar

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