Water is at the core of our planet’s biodiversity and helps to create a sustainable future
Nature provides “green infrastructure” that complements the dams, levees, and canals that humans construct. Aquifers store freshwater that can help us more effectively navigate droughts, mangroves can protect coastlines from destructive storms, and wetlands in some circumstances can help reduce the impact of flooding ...more
IWMI in the news
Through the funding support of the European Union under the Ghana Agriculture Programme, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is implementing the “Resilience Against Climate Change – Social Transformation Research and Policy Advocacy (REACH-STR) Project”. The project among other things is researching and engaging decision makers on pathways to incorporating social transformation analyses into planning of climate ...more
By Alan Nicol, Strategic Program Director - Water Growth and Inclusion, IWMI and Diana Suhardiman, Research Group Lead Governance and Inclusion / Senior Researcher - Policy and Institutions, IWMI
The recent IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report makes more explicit than ever water’s central role in translating global warming into catastrophic impacts on human and natural systems, and the CGIAR reflects water’s ...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
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
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 nutrition, health and food security.
Drip irrigation used ...more
IWMI in the news
Branded “The Climate Change House” and located within the premises of the Upper West Regional Department of Agriculture, the office will serve as the headquarters for all project activities in the Upper West, parts of Savannah and North East Regions.
REACH is a project supported by the EU and is being implemented by the German Development Organisation Competitive ...more
Blog By: Esther Wahabu, Research Officer– Social Sciences, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Accra, Ghana
Prachi Patel, Migration Communications Consultant, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Pennsylvania, United States
In Ghana, regional and district planning officials are responsible for assessing issues around gender, migration and climate resilience in their communities, and then creating plans for sustainable and inclusive development based on their findings. But ...more