TAG: resilience

Hydropower: Can it hold up against climate change?

Matthew McCartney comments on the stabilizing role of hydropower in building resilience to drought.

IWMI joins international coalition to build drought resilience

Move reiterates commitment to act against one of the most deadly and costly natural disasters in the face of climate change.

Cultivating change: Sri Lanka’s smallholder farmers explore climate-resilient solutions

Smallholder farmers are embracing climate-adaptive agriculture, innovations and partnerships.

August-September 2023 research journal roundup

IWMI contributions to research in August and September of 2023

Unlocking the power of water: Seven interventions to transform food systems

Water is essential for all life on earth and is central to the healthy functioning and sustainability of the Earth’s ecosystems. But what about the profound impact of water on our food systems?

Information meets innovation: Climate data for resilient food value chains in CWANA

Improving climate data availability through platforms like F2R-CWANA can enhance the analysis and understanding of climate impacts.

Accelerating climate adaptation in the Zambezi River Basin through digital innovations

Digital innovations can mitigate risks by providing services and technologies for planning, forecasting, reducing impact, and compensating losses.

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.

More nations can be better prepared for drought as IWMI takes its space-based monitoring tool online

IWMI has launched its next-generation South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) platform.

Planning for drought in MENA

As part of its MENAdrought project, IWMI is working with the governments of Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco to develop drought action plans.

How irrigation scaling partnerships are boosting farmers’ resilience and livelihoods

Solutions have helped to strengthen demand and supply linkages along irrigated agricultural value chains, increasing farmers’ access to solar irrigation technologies and services, and ultimately boosting yields.

Turning the tide on drought in Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco

If we don’t take pre-emptive action to turn the tide on drought preparedness, we are very likely to see devastating impacts on food and water security for millions of people.

Exploring agricultural water challenges and opportunities in West Africa as climate change signals a new normal

Enhancing the sector’s climate resilience through the scaling of innovative and integrated water management solutions in West Africa.

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.

Key takeaways from IWMI’s participation at the 9th World Water Forum

Roundup blog of IWMI activities, events and sessions at the World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal

Tunisia joins Morocco, Lebanon, and Jordan in using state-of-the-art drought management technology

With the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week just concluded, learn how improved drought preparedness is helping strengthen the region’s resilience to climate change. 

Social justice starts with water security for all

Social justice and water security are inextricably linked – for either to be achieved, the other must be considered from the very beginning.

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.

With COP26 in the rearview, where do we go from here?

IWMI and One CGIAR look forward to the work ahead post-Glasgow, as determined as ever to help communities and governments across the globe lay the foundation for a sustainable, climate-resilient, and water-secure future for generations to come.

With COP26 around the corner, explore how a proactive approach to drought management could help Southern Africa

With proper preparedness, drought doesn’t have to be such a killer. But being prepared means being proactive rather than responding to crises.

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.

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.

Thinking Hydrologically

Water is running out in Central Asia. New approaches to water regulation, energy production, and agricultural education are necessary to be able to feed the region.

Building refugee resilience in East Africa through reusing resources

This World Population Day, we explore how refugees can develop resilience with water.

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.

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.

Innovations and smart water technologies key to food systems transformation in Central Asia

Creating the food systems that people want & need across Central Asia will depend in part on how water is managed under climate uncertainty.

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.

New project brings five African countries together to jointly manage region’s groundwater

The five Partner States of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) have joined forces with IWMI to manage groundwater resources spanning an area larger than Austria and Germany.

Morocco’s decision to publish drought maps could benefit the whole MENA region

The hope is that the technology will be routinely used across MENA in drought management, helping to strengthen resilience to climate change, promote accountability and transparency, and inform scarcity management in arid watersheds.

Can you hear me? Covid-19 and building women’s resilience in northern Ghana 

Covid-19 has been a major setback. But it could also help encourage new thinking on digital outreach and the necessary soft and hard infrastructure to enable such a transformation.

Why the young aspire to leave agriculture behind

Often, migration is an adaptation strategy, and a myriad of factors shape whether a person undertakes a journey to a new city in search of opportunity.

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