TAG: river basins

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.

VOA News: The impact of large and small dams on malaria transmission in four basins in Africa

IWMI’s Jonathan Lautze discusses a new study that looks at the relative impact of small and large dams on malaria transmission in four river basins in Sub-Saharan Africa – the Volta, the Limpopo, the Omo-Turkana and the Zambezi.

Declining data quality threatens water resources management in the Lake Tana sub-basin

Through the FLAIR project in the Lake Tana sub-basin, IWMI is supporting the way data is generated by measuring water diversions at selected schemes.

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 Fundamental Truths: Part 2 – Why do we have to manage water as a system?

Water has to be managed as a system, and cannot be effectively managed separately from land, or from its major uses or users, of which agriculture is by far the biggest.

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.

How to pay for watershed rehabilitation

New study addresses the question of how to finance future investment in watershed rehabilitation.

Damned if you don’t!

Time for smart dam design and operation to combat malaria in Africa.

Cooperation may trump conflict on Central Asia’s Rivers

New database reveals large numbers of sub-basin scale agreements

Dealing with the Dry Zone

Improving water management in Myanmar

The rise and fall of Onion Land?

Irrigation has proved profitable in Ethiopia, but unsustainable use could burst the bubble.

IWMI hydrologist recognized with President’s Award

Lal Muthuwatta, hydrologist and mathematical modeler at IWMI, received the President's award for a journal article on his research in a river basin in Iran.

Study of 10 river basins brings new perspective on water management

Instead of inevitable water and food crises, the politics of equitable and sustainable development of resources could make all the difference.

Rethinking agriculture in the Greater Mekong

How to sustainably meet food needs, enhance ecosystem services and cope with climate change.

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