Water Management

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

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IWMI has been inducted as the 16th Regional Support Office (RSO) for UN-SPIDER. An Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on the sidelines of the 6th RSO Meeting in Vienna, Austria on 5 and 6 February 2015. The UN-SPIDER RSO will be housed in IWMI’s Water Availability, Risk and Resilience (WR) Theme, which promotes the use of spaced-based information and GIS on water-related disaster risk management to promote innovative solutions to address the challenge of disaster risk in Asia and Africa.

Available expertise: 

IWMI employs nearly 330 staff. IWMI’s research focuses on the key water challenges poor communities face-issues that affect people’s livelihoods and health, as well as the integrity of the environmental services on which they depend. Research thus examines the “water-food-environment nexus”, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach and balancing efficiency and productivity objectives with equity and sustainability concerns. Seven key Research Themes help IWMI to more effectively produce impact for the benefit of poor farmers, whose livelihoods depend on agriculture and for whom access to water for productive purposes is a key constraint. IWMI recognizes the scope for a more proactive role in knowledge application to increase impact-particularly by interacting closely with other research institutes, policymakers, donors, partners and user communities. IWMI’s scientist cover wide-range of disciplines – water management specialist, hydrologist, economist, water resource engineer, irrigation specialist, GIS and RS Specialist, Software developer, Geospatial ‎ Programmer, information management specialist, communication specialist, monitoring and evaluation specialist and Uptake coordinator.

Available databases and space-based information: 

The GIS, Remote Sensing and Data Management Unit is responsible for development of geospatial databases for research themes including Water-related disaster risk management and are served using Water Data Portal. The portal provides information of satellite images, maps and information products.

About the host institution: 

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. IWMI is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. 

Through research, policy development, capacity building and knowledge sharing, IWMI:

  • provides an insight into water and land management from field to basin scales;
  • analyzes biophysical and socioeconomic processes;
  • assesses trade-offs of alternative development scenarios, taking a nexus perspective;
  • incorporates ecosystem approaches into agricultural systems;
  • assesses performance and identify solutions for agricultural water management – large- and small-scale;
  • improves resilience to climate shocks - provide flood and drought analysis for planning and response, and analysis of big data in real time;
  • identifies groundwater solutions – reducing overuse and recharging for resilience; and
  • promotes recovery and the safe reuse of organic waste and wastewater in agriculture.
Giriraj Amarnath, Ph.D. Senior Researcher – Remote Sensing and Water Resources International Water Management Institute (IWMI), 127, Sunil Mawatha, Pelawatte Colombo<br/>Sri Lanka<br/> Phone: +94-11-2880000<br/> Fax: +94-11-2786854<br/> Mobile: +94-773295303<br/> Website: <a href="http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/">www.iwmi.cgiar.org</a>

ICIMOD conducts workshop on remote sensing for water management

ICIMOD and PCRWR are conducting a workshop on satellite-based remote sensing for water management

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, is co-organising a workshop with the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) on using satellite imagery to better manage freshwater resources

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Kenya Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA)

Kenya's Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) is a state corporation under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation established under the Water Act 2002 and charged with being the lead agency in water resources management in the country.

More information: WRMA

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Third International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), the Government of Morocco and the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) are jointly co-organizing the above Conference to promote the use of space technology for benefits of the developing countries.

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01/04/2014 to 04/04/2014

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Mon, 20/01/2014

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Royal Center for Remote Sensing

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Rabat

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), Government of Morocco, European Space Agency (ESA) and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW)

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World Water Week 2013 launched in Stockholm

The NASA/WRI session will look at satellite data for water management

Yesterday the 2013 World Water Week was launched in Stockholm, Sweden, an international event, organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute. The theme for this year's Week taking place between 1 and 6 September 2013 is “Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships”.

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Mon, 02/09/2013 - 09:32

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Brussels Space Policy round Table: Cooperation vs Competition in Space Activities

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21/05/2013

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Thu, 16/05/2013

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Brussels

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Brussels

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SW Foundation

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UN launches information system to boost disaster prevention, food security measures

The United Nations launched today an information system to improve and expand the exchange of weather, climate and water data, which can be used for

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Wed, 01/02/2012 - 15:57

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The International Workshop on "Application of GIS and Rs in Water Resources Management"

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GIS applications allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, edit

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19/12/2010 to 22/12/2010
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