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Time to double down on the triple win of disaster risk reduction

This week marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction and IWMI, working with other partners, is taking action now to identify and reduce existing disaster risks and prepare for a changing future.

International Women’s Day

Florianne Clement, a social scientist at IWMI, explains how development projects can detect and influence the "critical consciousness" that compels and enables women to rise above the prejudice and discrimination around them.

15 ways wetlands are vital for cities, food and people

When we think of urban infrastructure, what probably comes to mind are roads, pipes, drains and construction. Here's why healthy urban wetlands are equally essential.

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017

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

World Environment Day 2017

Striking a balance between nature and development.

World Water Day 2017: A focus on wastewater

Celebrating World Water Day with a blog post from our DG, a PLoS ONE journal submission, contributions to the World Water Development Report and a new video.

International Women’s Day 2017

Revealing hidden truths about women, water and agriculture

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2016

View our photo essay exploring how IWMI research contributes to soil conservation and the restoration of degraded land in Africa and Asia.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2016

Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

Can floods be turned into jobs?

If some of this excess water could be stored underground, this might mitigate the negative impacts of inundation and provide a convenient store of water for use by farmers during dry periods.

International Women’s Day: How a water system may empower women in Nepal

What does gender have to do with agricultural water management?

International Women’s Day 2016

Understanding the different perspectives of men and women can help deliver more equitable water access

World Wetlands Day 2016: Sustainable Livelihoods

One wetland, many uses: looking out on Anawilundawa lake

World Wetlands Day 2016

Fishing for the future? Conserving our wetlands in an urbanizing world.

World Toilet Day

From pit to product: how to deal with untreated toilet waste

Ananda College wins IWMI World Environment Day gold trophy

The IWMI - hosted ‘Water and the Environment’ junior quiz took place on 6th June 2015 at IWMI headquarters in Battaramulla.

Half empty or half full?

Map shows groundwater irrigation potential in Africa.

SLWP celebrates World Environment Day with tree planting campaigns

The Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) celebrated World Environment Day 2015 on Friday 5 June with a tree planting ceremony at the Biodiversity Study Park.

Reversing the clock

Ethiopian communities attempt to save biodiversity and livelihoods.

International Day for Biological Diversity

Biodiversity and groundwater: the hidden link?

Global Soil Week 2015

How smarter fertilizer and water use can help sustain our soils.

Happy World Water Day 2015!

See how IWMI is marking World Water Day this year.

World Water Day 2015

Celebrate World Water Day with IWMI's success stories in an interactive map to reflect on 30 years of work across Africa and Asia.

Ganges women to bear the brunt of climate change

Poor women and vulnerable groups will “bear the brunt” of climate change in parts of Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Wetlands on the move

New map helps scientists track the world’s watery landscapes

World Food Day 2014

For World Food Day we look at 8 social and technological innovations that can contribute to a water-secure future for rural communities and family farmers.

International Day of Rural Women

October 15th is the UN International Day of Rural Women. Download the infographic on Gender and Agriculture.

The power of water: Four propositions and a resolution

Stockholm, September 4th - IWMI's Director General, Jeremy Bird presents "The power of water - Four propositions and a resolution " during the Stockholm Water Prize Seminar at World Water Week 2014.

World Water Week 2014

Join IWMI and it's partners at World Water Week 2014 for a book launch, seminars and workshops as we present our latest research.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

To mark the UN’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought here’s a photo essay from Uzbekistan where the loss of the Aral Sea is affecting local climates and livelihoods.

Freshwater dreams

Can solar-powered desalination alleviate global water scarcity?

A visit from the lagoon squad

This year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity is the biodiversity of islands. A new report seeks to highlight their importance and improve steps towards sustainable management.

World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy

Water and Energy For World Water Day 2014, IWMI Director General Jeremy Bird reflects on the interconnectedness of water and energy and how IWMI’s research...

International Day of Forests 2014

To mark the International Day of Forests today, here are some of the key facts about water and trees. Trees need water, but water needs...

Lindha Langa marks International Women’s Day 2014

To mark International Women's Day we spoke to two leading lights in the water sector on Women and Water.

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