A first for Myanmar – participatory management of a pump-based irrigation scheme
Project partners and WUA leaders. Photo: Petra Schmitter / IWMI
Participatory irrigation management, typically focused on local water user associations (WUAs), is vital for “leaving no one behind” (the UN-Water theme of World Water Day 2019) in the quest to enhance rural livelihoods. This is a main conclusion from ...more
Three CGIAR Research Centers join forces
Fishing in a Mekong Delta rice field in Vietnam. Photo: WARECOD
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), WorldFish, and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) have signed a 5-year agreement that provides the framework for cooperative research aimed at achieving sustainable intensification and management of rice-fish production systems in irrigated areas and wetlands of Southeast Asia.
In the latest issue of UN Chronicle magazine, Claudia Sadoff, IWMI's director general, examines how people in high-risk areas of Africa and Asia can come to grips with water security in the face of climate change.
Collecting rainwater data on the farm. Tana River watershed, Kenya. Photo: Georgina Smith / CIAT
Below is an excerpt from her article:
In a landmark study ...more
Edited by Diana Suhardiman, Alan Nicol and Everisto Mapedza
Collective action is now recognized as central to addressing the water governance challenges involved in delivering sustainable development and global environmental benefits. Although the forces of globalization have given rise to regional and national economic development, they have also contributed to marginalization of the poor and natural resource degradation. Many communities ...more
Tackling the root causes of migration in the places left behind
Claudia W. Sadoff has taken up her new post as director general at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), following her appointment in May by decision of the Institute’s Board of Governors.
On the occasion of this year’s World Food Day, she has contributed an opinion article to Euractiv, which is ...more
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