Related Web Sites

The following websites deal with water related issues and may work with IWMI on projects.

CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and EcosystemsWLE_LogoThe CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) combines the resources of 11 CGIAR centers, The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and numerous international, regional and national partners to provide an integrated approach to natural resource management research. WLE promotes a new approach to sustainable intensification in which a healthy functioning ecosystem is seen as a prerequisite to agricultural development, resilience of food systems and human well-being. This program is led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and is supported by CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future.

CGIAR Challenge Program on Water & Food – image001The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food piloted new ways of increasing the resilience of social and ecological systems through better water management for food production. From 2002 to 2013, the program supported more than 120 research projects in ten of the world’s largest river basins. This website presents the program’s findings on the water, food, and poverty challenges faced by the world today. It also provides insights into lessons learned on CPWF’s research-for-development approach.

image002Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture – The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture critically evaluates the benefits, costs, and impacts of the past 50 years of water development, the water management challenges communities are facing today, and solutions people have developed. The results will enable better investment and management decisions in water and agriculture in the near future and over the next 50 years. The assessment is produced by a broad partnership of practitioners, researchers and policy makers.

Earth Trends – Environmental Information – An online collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world. Committed to the principle that accurate information drives responsible decisions by governments and individuals, EarthTrends offers the public a large breadth of statistical, graphic, and analytical data in easily accessible formats.

Ecoagriculture Partners – Ecoagriculture is both a conservation strategy and a rural development strategy. Ecoagriculture recognizes agricultural producers and communities as key stewards of ecosystems and biodiversity and enables them to play those roles effectively. Ecoagriculture applies an integrated ecosystem approach to agricultural landscapes to address all three pillars, drawing on diverse elements of production and conservation management systems. Meeting the goals of ecoagriculture usually requires collaboration or coordination between diverse stakeholders who are collectively responsible for managing key components of a landscape.

FAO Water Development and Management Unit – Meet the people who are behind projects and experience in good practices for water management and conservation, for disseminating crucial information and assisting countries and people, all facing the same important issue: access and availability to safe water in a healthy environment, today and tomorrow.

Global Water Partneship – The Global Water Partnership is a working partnership among all those involved in water management: government agencies, public institutions, private companies, professional organizations, multilateral development agencies and others committed to the Dublin-Rio principles. The mission of the Global Water Partnership is to “support countries in the sustainable management of their water resources.”

image003Global Water Forum: The Global Water Forum (GWF) is an initiative of the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance. GWF is an online resource presenting knowledge and insight from leading researchers and practitioners concerning local, regional, and global water challenges.

Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program – (Maps of Worldwide Horticultural Projects) Horticulture CRSP and The Global Horticulture Initiative are mapping horticultural development projects in order to populate an online resource that enables funding agencies and project creators to learn about existing projects, find potential linkages and identify areas of need.

International Water Association – Connecting water professionals worldwide to lead the development of effective and sustainable approaches to water management.

International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

Lanka Monthly Digest – LMD covers the gamut of business, politics, current affairs and management, catering to corporate leaders, managers, executives and directors – as well as to anyone who is interested in both Sri Lankan and international corporate, economic, financial, political and current affairs.

image004National Geographic News – National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, world music, and travel.

Stockholm International Water Institute – Organized to combat the global water crisis through research and administration of awards, annual symposia held in Stockholm, and projects.

image005Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)– SuSanA is an informal network of organisations (currently 125 from 45 countries) who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation. SuSanA came into existence in early 2007 and works as a coordination platform, working platform, sounding board, contributor to the policy dialogue on sustainable sanitation and as a “catalyst”. At the present time, the secretariat function is carried out by GTZ (German Technical Cooperation).

Sustainable Water Solutions – Source of information in the area of water for engineers, municipalities and technical services having to design building or civil engineering projects

The Water Channel – TheWaterChannel aims to make sure that visual material on water is available to those that need it and are interested. TheWaterChannel also wants to develop and support initiatives in education, extension and awareness with other organizations.

The Worlds Water – A site dedicated to providing water information, data, and resources to individuals, organizations, and institutions working on solutions to a wide range of global freshwater problems. – Unesco’s water portal coordinates and provides database access and worldwide information on freshwater, including scientific policies, programmes, water forums, events, photos and useful links – UN-Water is the inter-agency mechanism that promotes coherence in, and coordination of UN system actions aimed at the implementation of the agenda defined by the Millennium Declaration and the World Summit on Sustainable Development as it relates to its scope of work.

Water related reports on The Economist – The premier online source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular industry, business and country special reports.

WaterTechnology.Net – Water Technology provides the latest in news, views and project information from the water industry internationally, covering industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and water supply and transmission.

WCA infoNET – Water Conservation and Use in Agriculture – Publications, documents and data, computer programs, and discussion groups on the subjects of water, irrigation and drainage.

WaterWorld – Coverage of Water & Wastewater Technology, stormwater management products, groundwater treatment equipment, stormwater control, electroplating wastewater & current environmental issues

Winrock Water – Winrock Water is an initiative of Winrock International, a non-profit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvataged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

World Resources Institute – Global Warming, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Sustainable Markets, Good Governance & the Environment – The World Bank’s water strategy seeks to provide effective, tailored assistance to client countries to improve water resources management and enhance water services, in order to enhance growth and reduce poverty.

World Water Council – The World Water Council’s mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on earth.”

World Water Day – The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution.This world day for water was to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development contained in chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21.

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