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
Socio-hydrological models enable potential future scenarios to be explored, depending on varying circumstances, and capture how institutions and policies could help halt water pollution, a growing problem in the country.
Improved evidence base and systems thinking approach would help promote the benefits of Nature Based Solutions and evaluate the true cost of traditional grey infrastructure investments, which actually contribute more to economic fragility than economic growth, if environmental and social costs are properly accounted for.
WLE's co-lead for the research theme on Managing Resource Variability and Competing Use Claudia Ringler, and her colleagues from ILSSI, identify four different pathways from irrigation to nutrition that explains the role irrigation can play in boosting nutrition.