Public hearings and audits have the potential to reduce corruption, empower citizens and improve water resource management, new report shows.
By Hari Dhungana, Associate Professor of Development Management and Administration at Nepal Open University, Nepal and Floriane Clement, Senior Research Fellow at DYNAFOR, Université de Toulouse, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) France, former Country Representative for ...more
An interview with Dr. Karen Villholth – Principal Researcher
By Clara Colton Symmes, Princeton in Asia Fellow, IWMI
The world holds massive underground reservoirs of water – even in some of the most arid regions – that have the power to transform the lives and livelihood of millions of people, especially in times of drought. We must not undermine this resource.
Meron Teferi Taye and Alemseged Tamiru Haile (IWMI)
Through the FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) Fellowship project, IWMI is working to develop a thorough knowledge of the water resources within the Lake Tana sub-basin as it experiences more developmental growth.
Dried out stream in Ethiopia. Photo: WLE
During recent field visits we witnessed intensified water withdrawal from rivers for small-scale ...more
CGIAR’s new ambitions are defined by a set of impact areas, with water – and therefore water systems science – at the heart of each. This is part of a series of blogs that will explore the linkages between water and each of these impact areas. In this case we focus on poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs.
Packing vegetables to be transported to the market. Photo: ...more
By Kashi Kafle, Economist - Impact Evaluation, IWMI
Photo: Maheder Haileselassie / IWMI
In Ethiopia, development of small-scale private wells initiated and managed by farmers, have gained significant momentum in recent years. This expansion of farmer-led irrigation development (FLID) in the country is primarily guided by land suitability for irrigation, but pays little attention to farmers’ economic status and agricultural practices.
This World Population Day, we explore how refugees can develop resilience with water
Women break ground on a garden plot located within the UN Women Safe Centre section of a refugee camp in Africa. Photo: UN Women
Refugees from South Sudan in the Rhino Camp of northern Uganda will soon be fortifying their diets with okra grown in their own home ...more
IWMI in the news
Population growth in the Limpopo River Basin will exert pressure on the demand for water in the region amid calls by an expert for Sadc countries to manage transboundary water resources.
The Limpopo Basin’s population is increasing and estimated to grow to 20m by 2040 from 18m in 2012. The basin winds its way through four countries – ...more
New IWMI research indicates over 2 million hectares potentially suitable for solar photovoltaic (PV) pumping – and proposes sustainable business models for capturing the solar market opportunity.
By Solomie Gebrezgabher, Researcher – Economics, IWMI, and Mansoor Leh, Researcher – Spatial Hydrology, IWMI
A farmer with his solar irrigation system in Ghana. Photo: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI
Across Africa, governments are promoting small-scale ...more
Data-driven tools are helping solar irrigation companies target their products and services to the right people, in the right way.
By Thai Thi Minh, Senior Researcher – Upscaling Innovations, IWMI, and Cecily Layzell, IWMI Consultant
Farmers attending a solar irrigation pump demonstration by Pumptech during a fieldtrip to Bawku, Ghana. Photo: Thai Thi Minh / IWMI
‘Know your customers’ is arguably the ...more
IWMI in the news
The benefits of solar energy for domestic and productive use have long been recognized in countries where there’s low access to the power grid. But getting the right technologies to the right clients is often complicated by weak supply chains, high costs and a poor understanding of local market needs.
In Ghana’s Upper East Region, IWMI has been ...more