IWMI in Sri Lanka
“For nearly 40 years, IWMI has worked with governmental and nongovernmental organizations, local communities, the private sector and development partners in Sri Lanka to identify water-related challenges, find and test solutions, and transfer these solutions to communities. IWMI’s strategy is centered around three strategic programs – Water, Food and Ecosystems; Water, Climate Change and Resilience; and ...more
IWMI in Pakistan
“IWMI’s work in Pakistan, which dates back to 1986, directly supports the efforts of federal ministries and provincial government departments to improve water-use efficiency and increase agricultural productivity at multiple (farm/irrigation/basin) scales in the Indus River Basin. Our priorities – elaborated with development partners and a wide range of national and provincial stakeholders – are to support ...more
IWMI in the news
A high-profile panel of experts has drawn the attention of the policymakers towards boosting women’s inclusion in the water sector through legislative reforms and a social revolution.
They shared their opinion at a webinar ‘Women’s leadership in water sector’, jointly arranged by International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and Hisaar Fondation here on Thursday.
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IWMI in the news
Representatives from academia, government and NGOs highlighted the critical need for innovation, promotion and investment in smart water saving technologies. Raising awareness among public and government stakeholders on the importance of food, water, energy nexus (WEF) was also highlighted as a priority. Given that water, through floods and droughts, wields significant power to disrupt food systems, the ...more
(Colombo, April 28, 2021) The Food Systems Summit Global Dialogue; Water – the Game-changer for Food Systems has concluded with consensus that water has unmatched utility to support the necessary transformation of food systems. Participants, including six senior IWMI experts agreed that water plays a critical role in future proofing food systems against climate shocks and pandemics; making them ...more
(Lahore/Colombo, April 21, 2021) – 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, participants of the UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue (Pakistan) have reported.
Rice farming in Pakistan. Photo: Faseeh Shams / IWMI
IWMI in the news
At the end of January, the Finance Ministry published its annual Economic Survey, which presented data that included the rapid pace of urbanisation, also indicating that the wetlands in the country are headed for a crisis.
“As recently as 1991, there were only 220 million Indians living in cities, equivalent to about one-quarter of the population. By 2011, ...more
Lucy Lawrenson, IWMI Communications and Climate Change Intern
This November, Glasgow will host the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26). The conference will bring together world leaders to discuss humanity’s shared future in the face of climate change, as well as the future of our planet. Although each country faces its own unique climate risks, we all share ...more
The Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project (CSIAP), which began in 2019 to improve productivity and climate resilience of smallholder agriculture in Sri Lanka, has played a key role in the government’s COVID-19 relief and recovery initiatives. The COVID crisis hit the agriculture sector particularly hard, with far-reaching consequences for food security and farmer’s livelihoods. In 2020, the project invested $1.72 ...more
IWMI in India
“IWMI has carried out research on water and agriculture in India for over two decades. With offices in Delhi and Anand, where we are hosted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), we work closely with ICAR, the government, research institutions, business and corporate social responsibility initiatives to help ...more