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  • Learning by Seeing on a Mekong Study Tour

    Imported, Mekong, Mekong Feed May 14, 2013 at 08:57 Comments are Disabled

    by Reid Magdanz, MK11 project assistant I admit I was skeptical of a study tour. From my upbringing in the US, I felt such trips more often served as vacations on someone else’s dime than transformative learning experiences. But it only took one day visiting the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) […]

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    Putting Water Issues in Perspective: CPWF Water Dialogue Posters to Spark Debate

    Blogs, Homepage Highlights, Water and Food Blog April 24, 2013 at 09:57 Comments are Disabled

    by Larry Harrington, CPWF Research Director We hear a lot about water scarcity. We hear that we are running out of fresh water, that food security is threatened, and that the grim consequences are already upon us. While there is some truth to this, it is easy to over-state the […]

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    So You Think You’re Speaking the Same Language?

    Basin, Homepage Highlights, Imported, Mekong, Mekong Feed, Stories from the Field March 14, 2013 at 05:44 Comments are Disabled

    How are people supposed to talk to each other if they don’t speak the same language? I had my first encounter with this question during the planning meetings for MK11’s consultation workshops in Ngoy district, Luang Prabang province. I was sitting at a table with staff members from Village Focus […]

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    Strategies for Managing India’s Groundwater

    Imported, WLE February 12, 2013 at 06:24 Comments are Disabled

    This piece was originally posted on the Waterscapes Blog on February 11th. Aditi Mukherji, water professional and researcher at IWMI, shares conclusions from her study on minor irrigation schemes in India.  Mukherji and her colleague Stuti Rawat found that the rate of growth of India’s groundwater structures is slowing down; […]

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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 […]

  • Mekong Project on Bridging the Hydropower Policy-Implementation Gap (MK11)

    Basin, Mekong March 24, 2012 at 05:39 Comments are Disabled

    Introduction Lao PDR is experiencing tremendous economic, social, and environmental change and an associated expansion in challenges and opportunities: accelerating capital investment, intensifying resource use and extraction, and unprecedented macroeconomic growth. In the hydropower sector, despite improved policy, laws, and governance structures, government and community groups continue to struggle to […]

  • Limpopo Coordination and Change Project (L5)

    Basin, Limpopo December 15, 2011 at 08:49 Comments are Disabled

    Introduction The challenge for the L5 project was to ensure that LBDC research was relevant to regional, basin, national and local stakeholders—and addressed real needs across those levels. The project’s mandate was to coordinate research projects that were well-integrated, coherent, and that generated high quality research. The L5 project facilitated […]

  • New Book: Global Change, Impacts on Water and Food Security

    Announcements, News October 24, 2011 at 14:41 Comments are Disabled

    This book examines the various drivers of global change, including climate change, and the use of agricultural knowledge, science, and technology, as well as the outcomes of global change processes, including impacts on water quality and human well-being. Several authors examine potential policy and institutional solutions afforded by globalization to […]

  • Call for papers: Policies, politics and realities of small irrigation dams

    Announcements, News October 24, 2011 at 14:37 Comments are Disabled

    Interest and investments in small-scale irrigation in general, and in small dams in particular, have been cyclical and motivated by fluctuating priorities, discourses and changes in the broader polity. The early 1990s for example witnessed a boom in development investment and academic interest in small-scale irrigation, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. […]

  • Carlos Seré on the launch of the Nile Basin Development Challenge

    Announcements, Gender, News, Nile October 24, 2011 at 14:32 Comments are Disabled

    Speaking at the Launch of the Nile Basin Development Challenge program (29 September 2010), ILRI Director General Carlos Seré explains why ILRI is partnering in a program focused on improved water management in Ethiopia and the Nile Basin. He emphasized how the type of integrative science envisaged in this Program […]