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International Water Management Institute

Overview

IWMI is a non-profit scientific organization funded by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). IWMI’s research agenda is organized around four priority themes covering key issues relating to land, water, livelihoods, health and environment. The Institute concentrates on water and related land management challenges faced by poor rural communities. The challenges are those that affect their nutrition, livelihoods and health, as well as the integrity of environmental services on which these depend.

Mission

To improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and nature. IWMI's vision is to be a world-class knowledge center on water, food and environment by the year 2008 and to establish an organizational culture of impact, performance and service.

Program

IWMI's research framework is supported by four new projects:

Basin Water Management, which aims to provide a better understanding of the tradeoffs and options in agricultural water management at the basin scale and contribute to improved equity and productivity in water use through the development of appropriate tools and methodologies for analysis and management.

Land, Water and Livelihoods, which aims to identify and test high-potential interventions to conserve resources and increase land and water productivity for improved livelihoods, health and equity across the continuum of water management options, within integrated social-ecological landscapes.

Agriculture, Water and Cities, which aims to identify and test interventions for the rapidly growing sector of urban and peri-urban agriculture that take advantage of urban resources while protecting environmental and human health.

Water Management and Environment, which aims to identify and test interventions that safeguard the environment and associated delivery of ecosystem services vital to human well-being, while enhancing land and water resources management for agriculture.

Impact

IWMI aims to translate research into actionable recommendations for policy planners. These recommendations should be reflected in donors’ water development agendas and priorities; and in the practices of government agencies and NGOs, that are implementing community-based water projects in rural areas. IWMI has gained recognition in the global water sector for its contributions to integrated water resources management in developing countries in Africa, Asia and South East Asia, as well as for its work in wastewater which has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization.

Countries 

Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Pakistan, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Uzbekistan, India, Nepal, South Africa

Contact 

127, Sunil Mawatha, Pelawatte, Battaramulla

Sri Lanka

Colombo, 10120

Sri Lanka

Phone: (+94) 11-2784078

www.iwmi.org

EIN: 52-1412580


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will provide three days of training for a small-holder farmer.  IWMI uses the valuable inf

Build Farm Capacity

Training for a farmer

International Water Management Institute

Your gift will provide three days of training for a small-holder farmer. IWMI uses the valuable information it gains through targeted research to develop appropriate materials which are presented through training courses offered at the local level for farmers. Attending such training courses provides vital information and experience for farmers. The new information and skills gained by the farmer has long –term impacts on farming...

Regular price $35.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. With the growing recognition of the importance in local level participation in decision-making proce

Organize Water Users

One month of support

International Water Management Institute

With the growing recognition of the importance in local level participation in decision-making processes surrounding water, IWMI has been working in a number of regions around the world to support the formation and running of local level water institutions such as Water User Associations. The Water user associations are a vital approach to ensuring participation by farmers in water management and allocation decision-making. Support to...

Regular price $50.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. One of IWMI’s most important mandates is its role in capacity building to strengthen its own field r

Provide Materials

Reports in Asia

International Water Management Institute

One of IWMI’s most important mandates is its role in capacity building to strengthen its own field research capacity and make a strong contribution to professional development of water resources researchers, especially those from developing countries. Your gift will help us disseminate our research materials to educational institutions in Asia that could serve as course material and learning tools for students of water management and...

Regular price $20.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. One of IWMI’s most important mandates is its role in capacity building to strengthen its own field r

Provide Materials

Reports in Africa

International Water Management Institute

One of IWMI’s most important mandates is its role in capacity building to strengthen its own field research capacity and make a strong contribution to professional development of water resources researchers, especially those from developing countries. Your gift will help us disseminate our research materials to educational institutions in Africa that could serve as course material and learning tools for students of water management and...

Regular price $20.00