GRIPP launches new infographic entitled ‘GROUNDWATER – Critical for Sustainable Development’ illustrating a timeline of groundwater use throughout history and projected outcomes of continued groundwater abstraction.
Being heavily dependent on rain-fed agriculture is making Mali ever more vulnerable to climate shock. But Mali’s most abundant resource – sunlight – may prove to be its ultimate savior in accessing the ever-scarce water resource.
Monsoon 2019 was a bit humdrum, at first. For some time, it seemed many parts of India wouldn't receive as much rainfall as they typically do. But a sudden change of gear — pouring cats and dogs in a short span — led to deluges and flash floods, even cloud bursts. These district-specific charts based on IWMI/WLE data show how this is happening.
A new urgency is being felt on climate change. Schoolchildren are striking, there are protests in the streets, and politicians across the world, including the UK, are pushing to call climate change a national emergency. In some regions, heat and pests will not be the most significant climate threat – flooding will. The International Water Management Institute is therefore trialling several options to keep farmers’ yields and profits safe from the storms.