A Water Pavilion side-event at the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP26) addresses tech-savvy and inclusive water management innovations that can help farming communities navigate natural disasters and build resilience to climate change.
At a recent workshop, experts in remote sensing shared the latest innovations in digital data with insurance professionals, to enable insurers to build better products that help more farmers in Sri Lanka cope with climate risk.
Accelerating the development of sustainable groundwater use in Africa could be pivotal in the transformation of the continent's food security and prosperity. This was the key message from a side event of the UN Food Systems Summit Science Days, organized by the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) with support from WLE.
SADMS, which won the Geospatial World Excellence Award in 2020, was created by IWMI with the support of WLE and other partners and is a practical drought monitoring service that uses satellite based maps to show expanding dry regions.
Satellite-based insurance is emerging as a new tool to help merginalised farmers get back on feet following damaging floods or droughts. The technology remotely monitors conditions on the ground, and provides information to verify claims.
The world’s wetlands could generate sustainable, agricultural livelihoods, which in turn contribute to public health through the ability to afford basic needs including nutritious food, medical care and education, writes Program Director Izabella Koziell