Targets that promote efficient, nationally and locally appropriate water use will be key to achieving the SDGs
SEATTLE, Washington (20 October 2014)— The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a set of goals drafted by 70 nations and presently being discussed in the UN General Assembly to end poverty and hunger and sustain the environment—will guide social policy and investments for decades to ...more
Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth
500 million family farms produce more than half of the world’s food. In Asia 85% of arable land is family farmed. In Africa, families make use of around two thirds of all cultivated land. But many family farmers in Africa and Asia are poor. Young people especially are leaving agriculture, frustrated by ...more
Why GAMES could mean a win-win for the Eastern Ganges Basin
The risk of devastating floods and droughts in one of the most densely populated regions of the world can be minimized and food production boosted, by taking advantage of underground water sources, according to a new research paper published by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
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The 3rd Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy is taking place this week in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Forum offers the opportunity for constructive dialogue on the relationship between the cost and benefits of water development. A particular focus of the Forum is technical and institutional innovations which can make hydropower more sustainable and ensure that its benefits are equitably ...more
Something magical happens when researchers respond directly to development challenges and the needs of end users. There is interest in the findings, it is easy to get feedback and new opportunities emerge almost seamlessly through engagement and partnership.
Myanmar is opening up at an unprecedented rate. Government officials and development agencies are hungry for evidence-based research that can help them make ...more
Vientiane,Lao PDR, March 3 2010. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Government of Lao PDR today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize and establish an IWMI Southeast Asia Regional Office in Vientiane and work towards the sustainable development of land and water resources in Laos. In December 2008 IWMI established a project office in Vientiane with ...more