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International Water Management Institute (IWMI)



IWMI is a non-profit organization with offices in over 10 countries across Asia and Africa and Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  It is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

IWMI's Mission is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and nature. IWMI carries out research into land and water management to improve food security worldwide. 

Action pledges 

Efforts to improve land and water management for food, livelihoods and the environment with a particular focus on the role of water and agriculture in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and practice

  Bharat Sharma
Senior Researcher & Head
  Chu Thai Hoanh
Principal Research on Water Resources
  Guillaume Lacombe
Post-doctoral fellow in Hydrology
  Matthew McCartney
Senior Researcher - Hydrology and Water Resources
  Robyn Johnston
Senior Research Scientist
  Vladimir Smakhtin
Theme Leader and Principal Scientist
Further information

Climate change: Past and current research at IWMI

Regional focus Africa and the Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
Least Developed Countries
Sector Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate related risks and extreme events
Data and observations
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Climate hazards Drought
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.