TAG: livelihoods

Rural women in Egypt are the driving force behind IWMI’s new community center

The center will be a hub for knowledge-sharing, marketing, and community building, ultimately shaping new opportunities for the women of Izbat Al-Hamra.

“If […] there is a small boy in the house, he must grant me permission before I can do anything on [the] land”

How gender roles and labor allocations impact livelihood spaces in the Upper-West region of Ghana.

Upping the yield

IWMI supports the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program to transform agriculture into a wealth-creating livelihood.

Young researchers who are transforming agri-food systems for rural prosperity

IWMI’s Sidra Khalid and Najeeb Ullah won this year’s Transformative Research Challenge hosted by the World Food Forum.

Reviving wetlands for people and the planet

IWMI and our partners continue to work year in and year out to ensure wetlands are managed in a sustainable fashion.

To protect the world’s vital wetlands, we must invest in science

As the world prepares to celebrate World Wetlands Day, IWMI reflects on the transformative power of nature-based solutions to tackle climate change — and more.

Agriculture climate science in Zambia gets boost with launch of new World Bank-backed grant

The World Bank and IWMI will rapidly scale climate science to support agri-business in Zambia, tackling the climate challenge head on through the new AICCRA-Zambia Accelerator Grant.

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.

From livestock to livelihoods: Lifelines through training for rural women in Pakistan

New initiative anticipates that strengthening water governance and management will improve rural livelihoods by increasing incomes for farming households.

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.

Tapping into Groundwater

In a recent interview, Dr. Villholth spoke more about IWMI’s groundwater program and how events such as World Water Week are important to protecting and managing the resource.

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.

Water’s role in poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs

CGIAR’s new ambitions are defined by a set of impact areas, with water – and therefore water systems science – at the heart of each. 

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.

Water’s role in boosting nutrition, health and food security

Developing business models that governments and the private sector take seriously, so that better use of water can lead to better nutrition, health and food security.

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.

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.

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.

Mapping Myanmar’s water resources is key to developing sustainable aquaculture and improving nutrition

IWMI’s work will help to ensure that future investments in aquaculture in Myanmar will be sustainable, and able to boost rural livelihoods and nutrition as climate change takes hold.

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.

Choosing the collective: Challenging conventional ideas of women’s leadership

Lessons emerging from our research shows that collectives allow bonding and connections through identities other than gender, enabling significant change in entrenched gender-power relations.

A new tool to help scale water innovations

Making innovative water management and irrigation technologies available to farmers on a massive scale is crucial if we are to meet growing food demands and mitigate climate change impacts.

Three ways wetlands can influence climate change

Climate change could change wetlands forever, but in turn, wetlands can also help to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Ramsar Convention and the wise use of wetlands: rethinking gender equality and inclusion

It is imperative that we realize the need for a profound and urgent rethinking on who decides, how and why, what makes for the wise use of wetlands

Blog.WorldFishCenter.org: Dam right: Improving opportunities for reservoir fisheries

Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.

Rice Today: Mending Asia’s broken rice bowls

A decade of research demonstrates that “citizen science” has a major role to play in curbing ecosystem threats to the Ganges and Mekong River deltas.

Impartial perspectives on a contested resource

A timely new book on southern Africa’s Zambezi River Basin

Press Release: Satellite based early-warning system to bolster drought risk reduction

Experts meet in Delhi to discuss how South Asian countries could adopt the new drought monitoring system to better prepare and mitigate drought risks

International Day for Biological Diversity 2016

Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

Dealing with the Dry Zone

Improving water management in Myanmar

Reversing the clock

Ethiopian communities attempt to save biodiversity and livelihoods.

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