Since 2012, IWMI Southeast Asia has been working with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) on a multi-disciplinary groundwater irrigation project in Lao PDR. Access to groundwater provides a means for income and food security in rural villages where surface water is absent or unreliable. In collaboration with WLE and institutions from Lao PDR, Thailand and Japan, this ...more
contributed by Maddy Dahm
DG Jeremy Bird is currently undertaking a mission to the Southeast Asia region – visiting partners and donors in Vientiane, Hanoi, Phnom Penh and Bangkok over June 12 - 22, 2017. To coincide with his visit to Vientiane on the June 12, a reception was held for all partners. At this reception, Jeremy delivered a short speech ...more
On UN International Day for Biological Diversity 2017, it is important to recognize the value of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – the global body responsible for strengthening policy through science for people and nature.
What is IPBES?
Established in 2012 by UN member States from around the world, IPBES is an independent body in a collaborative ...more
Yesterday, March 29, IWMI Southeast Asia was invited to be an exhibitor and display our work and publications at the Lao People’s Democratic Republic celebration of World Water Day for high level decision makers, government officials, water resource stakeholders including donor organization and private investors, academic staff, students, youth, and the general public to promote cooperation for the implementation of ...more
By Sonali Senaratna Sellamuttu
Senior Researcher and Head of Office, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Southeast Asia, Vientiane, Laos
UN-Water has designated 2017 as the Year of Wastewater. On this World Water Day, it is important to consider the dangers of polluted waterways, and think about safe wastewater management for a healthy urban landscape as Vientiane develops quickly.
The canal system in Vientiane ...more
An article by IWMI's Dalaphone Silhanath was featured in the Vientiane Times on March 8th 2017.
The Mekong region is experiencing massive investment with respect to hydropower development and a persistent challenge is to ensure that hydropower-related resettled communities are provided with improved livelihood opportunities. Despite the implementation of multifaceted livelihood packages based on consultations with affected communities, adoption by households ...more
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has joined with several agencies supported by the United States government (USG) to support Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER). PEER, administered by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries, partnered with USG-supported collaborators, to apply for funds to support research and ...more
The German-Kazakh University (GKU) expressed their interest in collaborating with the Central Asia Office of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI-Central Asia) on several activities.
A team from IWMI-Central Asia held a meeting with GKU’s Dr. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Master's Program on Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Asia, on October 21, 2016, at the university premises. The purpose ...more
Representatives from the Central Asia Office of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI-Central Asia) participated in a series of meetings to discuss the restarting of research activities in Turkmenistan. The meetings were held with officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Economy in Turkmenistan, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) program on Transboundary Water Management in Central ...more
Two assessments were conducted on drought and salinity intrusion in Vietnam. The assessments were conducted through field visits in April 2016, and involved researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), WorldFish, Bioversity International, and the CGIAR Research Program on ...more