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Panel at ‘World Water Week’ highlights water security in Tibet and Himalayas

The World Water Week panel, co-hosted by IWMI and the US State Department, discussed Tibet's vital role in Himalayan water systems, highlighting China's environmental impact.

Sunday Observer: Sri Lanka and Maldives commit to champion water vulnerability at UN 2023 Water Conference

At the well-attended dialogue, Sri Lanka and the Maldives highlighted critical challenges on climate change and water faced by Small Island Developing States.

Context: Why water emergencies are the thorniest end of the climate crisis

More than six months after unprecedented floods left a third of Pakistan under water, millions are still feeling the humanitarian aftershocks.

Transforming the future of water at ground-breaking conference

The Transformative Futures for Water Security (TFWS) initiative is raising the ambition for water and bridging the gaps between science, policy and action.

Dr. Mark Smith to continue as Director General of IWMI

CGIAR Research Center, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is pleased to announce that its Board of Governors has extended Dr. Mark Smith’s appointment as Director General, until August 2025.

Thomson Reuters Foundation: The world needs a new water agenda

From major floods in Germany and China last year and eastern Australia this year, to ongoing and prolonged droughts across North and East Africa, the world is confronting a new climate change-induced water reality.

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.

Data, funds and dialogue key to water, energy, and food security in a changing climate for Pakistan

A holistic approach and reliable database on water resources and their use across Pakistan is the key to achieving food, water, and energy security in the fifth most climate-vulnerable country in the world.

Data, dialogues and discussion key to food, water and energy security in Southern Africa

Enhanced data sharing across sectors and countries is vital if we want to achieve food, water and energy security in Southern Africa

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.

Euro News: The planet will ‘dehydrate before it starves’: Why universal access to water is crucial

Having put millions more people at risk of acute hunger, the COVID-19 pandemic has set the stage for a now-or-never year of rethinking the entire system behind food and nutrition.

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. 

Africa-wide framework puts agricultural water management high on the agenda

Improving operational costs and financing could spur investment in sustainable agricultural water management practices and technologies.

Why food system transformation needs water

On World Food Day, Dr. Mark Smith, Director General of IWMI, explains why effective water management is key to transforming food production.

The Telegraph: Let’s not wash our hands of water

While access to clean, safe water is a fundamental human right, it also relies on managing natural resources in ways that ensure sustainable and resilient supplies.

Global water research agency announces new Director General

IWMI is pleased to announce that its Board of Governors has appointed Dr. Mark Smith as Director General.

ET Insights: The pandemic is shining a spotlight on failure

We know that one of the most important actions everyone can take to protect ourselves and others from infection is to wash our hands – and yet there are hundreds of millions of people around the world for whom this simple act is a struggle.

Adaptations Thirst: Accelerating the Convergence of Water and Climate Action

Climate-resilient water management should be the unifying agenda for water and climate change adaptation.

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