TAG: water security

Role of nature-based solutions for improving urban water security

Mohsin Hafeez discusses the potential of nature-based solutions in dealing with climate shocks faced by vulnerable people in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Wicked water problems: Facing challenges, finding solutions

On World Water Day, IWMI Director General Mark Smith is hopeful about progress for the world’s pressing water challenges.

Water is an instrument for peace, progress and prosperity

Tackling water security in India requires a multifaceted strategy including individual acts, community involvement, as well as government policies, programs and regulations.

Pakistan Water Week 2023 addresses transformative pathways for water and food systems

With water and food security becoming urgent priorities, Pakistan Water Week convened to explore opportunities for research, innovation and collective action.

IWMI participates in key global dialogue processes for water and food security in Rome

Researchers contributed to global policy discussions during the Rome Water Dialogue and the Committee on World Food Security, both hosted by FAO in October.

Jordan’s Water Vision 2033 takes shape at “A Year of Modernization” forum

Integrated solutions plan aims to strengthen management and governance of the country’s water resources.

Promoting gender equality through applied research for development that supports drought resilience and land restoration

The promotion of gender equality while effecting climate change adaptation is a political and moral imperative.

Inside Climate News: At the UN Water Conference, Running to Keep Up with an Ambitious 2030 Goal for Universal Water Rights

On Wednesday morning in Manhattan, the United Nations Water Conference began in dramatic fashion when Mina Guli, a 52-year-old Australian foundation CEO and water activist, broke a blue ribbon stretched across the U.N. Plaza, completing her 200th marathon in a year.

Eight ambitious missions to transform the future of water security

Recognizing the need for youth to be included in this conversation, young people have been made co-guardians of the TFWS process

Youth are at the center of transforming the future of water – hear what they have to say

It is essential that young people working in water and science are ‘co-guardians’ of the Transformative Futures for Water Security initiative.

September-November 2022 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from September to November.

Water reuse: a potential game-changer for water security in the Middle East and North Africa

ReWater MENA focused on one region. But as the most water-stressed region in the world, it offers valuable lessons for other areas facing increasing water scarcity.

How water-smart agricultural solutions can help us stall desertification and thrive in the face of future droughts

Mitigating desertification and drought impacts, with water-smart solutions and digital innovations.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

A continental coalition is set in motion to support sustainable groundwater use across Africa

Inclusion of groundwater in continent-wide strategies has potential to help keep Africa’s broader development on a sustainable footing.

Do we have enough science to mitigate water crises?

We need to do a much better job at communication, not only within the water community, but also with the private sector, entrepreneurs, and financiers.

Reuters: More deals, less conflict? Cross-border water planning key, report warns

New report suggests national leaders make water security a priority now, link water policy to other national policies, from agriculture to trade, and put in place water-sharing institutions early.

Water security for all

IWMI joins a major UK-funded effort to find solutions.

DailyMirror.lk: Coordinated effort urged for Sri Lanka’s future water security

IWMI researchers expressed their views on Sri Lanka’s water security at the latest ‘Colombo Development Dialogues’.

IFPRI.org: As IWMI opens its U.S. office, a look at the challenges of achieving global water security

"In a finite world we need a much more circular-engineering approach." says IWMI Director General Claudia Sadoff.

Damned if you don’t!

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

UN Chronicle: Coming to grips with water security in the face of climate change

How people in high-risk areas of Africa and Asia can come to grips with water security in the face of climate change.

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.

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