Our partners at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have contributed to a new paper published in Science that shows that increasing irrigation efficiency through irrigation technologies alone is failing to reduce water consumption and, paradoxically, may even be making water scarcity worse.
By Claudia Sadoff for the Telegraph. Malaria research is currently focused on new methods of genetic mosquito manipulation but the way large dams are currently built and designed creates massive mosquito breeding grounds, adding to the disease burden. Changing dam design is a significant and neglected area of opportunity.
By Hua Xie and Claudia Ringler of IFPRI. The number of food-insecure people in Africa South of the Sahara remains unacceptably high and is set to increase as a result of climate change and weak agricultural and economic growth. According to the 2018 Global Food Policy Report, an additional 38 million people are projected to be at risk of hunger in 2050 as a result of climate change-induced slowdowns and disruptions in agriculture in the region—25 percent more than would be at risk in the absence of climate change.
When corporations run aground, the internal auditors are among the first to take the blame. By the same token, when a water crisis hits, the first question to ask is whether the places affected have their “water accounting” in order. The importance of the concept for effective water governance is the key message of a side event being held at the 8th World Water Forum this week in Brasilia, Brazil.
With nearly 30 million wells having sprung up during the last half century, India is a global hotspot of groundwater use. This book offers a window into the prevailing challenges and promising opportunities in the water sector in India. A review for the GRIPP network by Shailendra Nath Dwivedi of the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, RD& GR, Govt. of India
Following the success of the IWMI led pilot of providing Index Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) in Bihar, India, the World Bank and the Government of India are interested in making IBFI available in flood prone regions. The project is supported by WLE and CCAFS.
Following the success of the IWMI led pilot of providing Index Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) in India, the World Bank and the Government of India are interested in making IBFI available in flood prone regions. The project is supported by WLE and CCAFS.
From Thomson Reuters, by Matthew McCartney, Chris Dickens, Luna Bharati and Alan Nicol. We need natural infrastructure - like forests, swamps, aquifers and grasslands - to overcome droughts and floods that have a high economic cost.