International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
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 based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. The Institute is a member of CGIAR, an international consortium of agricultural research centres.
Research is the core activity of IWMI. The research agenda is organized around four priority Themes including Water Availability and Access; Productive Water Use; Water Quality, Health and Environment; and Water and Society. Cross cutting activities in all themes include, assessment of land and water productivity and their relationship to poverty, identification of interventions that improve productivity as well as access to and sustainability of natural resources, assessment of the impacts of interventions on productivity, livelihoods, health and environmental sustainability.
IWMI works through collaborative research with many partners in the North and South and targets policy makers, development agencies, individual farmers and private sector organizations to address land management challenges faced by poor communities in the developing world/or in developing countries.
IWMI's extensive catalogue of publications are all available free to download from their website
Latest documents from International Water Management Institute
- DocumentA. Nicol (ed), S. Langan (ed), M. Víctor (ed), J. Gonsalves (ed) / International Water Management Institute, 2015DocumentP. Drechsel (ed), P. Heffer (ed), H. Magen (ed), R. Mikkelsen (ed), D. Wichelns (ed) / International Water Management Institute, 2015Document
Groundwater and ecosystem services: A framework for managing smallholder groundwater-dependent agrarian socio-ecologies – applying an ecosystem services and resilience approachK. Brauman, S. Fury, H. Kulkarni / International Water Management Institute, 2015DocumentN. Abeywickrama / International Water Management Institute, 2015Document
Promoting productive gendered spaces for adapting to climatic stress: Two case studies from rural BangladeshInternational Water Management Institute, 2014