In ‘Our River Was Like a God’: How Dams and China’s Might Imperil the Mekong, The New York Times explores the impacts of hydropower development on the Mekong region, featuring data gathered under the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).
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.
Youth migration and gender disparities due to urbanization are striking a sever blow to agriculture in Ghana. And the Reach-STR project aims to mitigate these challenges through sustainable agriculture, with the help of stakeholders.
Water and nutrition security are closely intertwined. At the 2019 Stockholm World Water Week, experts discussed how to bring together nutrition and water interventions under the SDGs, within the timeframes of the UN Decades of Action on Nutrition and the UN Water Action Decade.
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.
Latest reports by WHO on microplastics and World Bank on water pollution reveal knowledge gaps on potential harm caused by microplastics in drinking water, and dangers posed by other forms of water pollution. IWMI/WLE's reactions were featured in global media.
“This latest report only adds to the growing body of evidence that microplastics are a huge issue, both for our health and for the environment, and that this needs urgent addressing," said Javier Mateo-Sagasta, IWMI senior researcher .