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    Water management modeling in the Blue Nile Basin – Symposium convenes Ethiopian expertise

    Announcements, Basin, Events, Imported, Nile, Nile Feed November 16, 2012 at 05:22 Comments are Disabled

    On 12 November 2012, 26 participants attended a  ‘symposium on modeling in the Blue Nile / Abay Basin‘. It was organized by one of the projects of the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) – the so-called N4 project on ‘Assessing and anticipating the consequences of innovation in rainwater management systems‘. […]

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    Freshwater Governance Conference November 5-7, South Africa

    Announcements, Events, Homepage Highlights October 26, 2012 at 10:00 Comments are Disabled

    From November 5th to the 7th the ‘International Conference on Fresh Water Governance for Sustainable Development’ will be held in Central Drakensburg, South Africa. Organized by the Water Research Commission and the South African Department of Water Affairs, the conference will bring together policy makers, scientists, water managers and civil society to […]

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    A Gender Transformative Approach in CPWF

    Announcements, Gender, News October 4, 2012 at 22:41 Comments are Disabled

    From theory to discourse, discourse to practice and practice to impact When the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), a long-time CPWF partner, invited our program to present at its headquarters in September 2012 they made one particular request: they wanted to hear about CPWF’s ‘approach to gender’. SDC’s interest, one that […]

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    WorldFish: Training on Gender in the Ganges Basin Development Challenge Program

    Announcements, Basin, Events, Ganges September 27, 2012 at 03:12 Comments are Disabled

    The CPWF Ganges Basin Development Challenge Program’s first gender training session proved to be an enlightening experience for the 13 participants in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Held on 11 – 12 September, the training session featured plenty of interactive discussions and debates, as participants from G1 to G5 related the concepts and […]

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    CPWF Project Leader Aditi Mukherji Wins Borlaug Field Award

    Announcements, Homepage Highlights, News September 12, 2012 at 02:50 Comments are Disabled

    IWMI senior researcher, Aditi Mukherji, who leads the CPWF-Ganges project on ‘water governance and community-based management’, was recently awarded the new Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation.  Dr. Mukherji is being recognized for her pioneering work on groundwater irrigation for agriculture in India. When more […]

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    Hydro-literacy: Making sure everyone can benefit

    Andes, Events, Uncategorized September 4, 2012 at 03:55 Comments are Disabled

    CPWF works extensively on benefit-sharing mechanisms. In the context of our work, benefit-sharing mechanisms are tools by which the benefits and risks associated with natural resource management, or development, can be more equitably shared. It is powerful concept, but is often difficult to implement when dealing with numerous stakeholders with […]

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    A Story of Water, Power and Politics in Three Indian States

    Events, Ganges, Homepage Highlights September 3, 2012 at 23:44 Comments are Disabled

    Many of this year’s Stockholm World Water Week water and food security discussions centered on a new concept: the water-food-energy (WFE) nexus. A new term is rapidly increasing in prominence in the world of agricultural water research: the water-food-energy (WFE) nexus. This year’s Stockholm World Water Week focal theme was ‘food […]

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    Finding the optimum balance between farming and the natural environment

    Announcements, Basin, Homepage Highlights, News, Volta August 30, 2012 at 06:35 Comments are Disabled

    How do you convince a farmer who is struggling to produce a crop not to plough additional land next to his local river, or how can you tell a fisherman who needs to provide for his family that he shouldn’t use certain pesticides to enhance his catch of fish? There […]

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    Improved Food Security Requires More Efficient Water Management

    Announcements, Homepage Highlights, News August 28, 2012 at 07:30 Comments are Disabled

    Director Alain Vidal made CPWF’s message clear at Stockholm World Water Week when he presented during a session Monday entitled “The Role of Water and Sanitation in Enhancing Resilience and Food Security.” Addressing a diverse audience representing organizations from the agricultural and sanitation water sectors, Dr. Vidal emphasized the fact that […]

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    Enabling integration through innovation and collaboration–CPWF Twitter account transitioning to WLE

    Announcements, News August 19, 2012 at 08:54 1 comment

    As part of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food’s (CPWF) integration with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), CPWF is developing a strategy to ensure its knowledge management portfolio (communication, information management, monitoring and evaluation, and uptake) is integrated in order to ensure long-term use of its outputs. […]