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International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

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At a glance: 

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>

15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference & EXPO SGEM2015

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The 15th Anniversary of SGEM2015 Scientific GeoConference will bring together scientists and experts from research and educational institutions, companies, governmental agencies and consultings to exchange ideas and to define the research priorities in the fields of geosciences. To celebrate the 15th Anniversary edition of the conference all participants will receive a 15% discount from the registration fees. Also, on this occasion, the organizing team will prepare a lot of surprises at the venue for every participating lecturer, co-lecturer, publisher or virtual lecturer.

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43

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25

Date: 

16/06/2015 to 25/06/2015

Venue City: 

Albena

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Flamingo Grand Congress Center, Albena Resort & SPA, Bulgaria

Venue Country: 

  • Bulgaria

Event Organisers: 

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Academy of Sciences of The Czech Republic; Latvian Academy of Sciences; Polish Academy of Sciences; Russian Academy of Sciences; Serbian Academy of; Sciences And Arts; Slovak Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Bulgarian Industrial Association

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Austria: Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring

Floods in Austria in April 2006

The Technical University Vienna (TU Wien), the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) and private sector actors have opened the „Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring“ (EODC) earlier this year.

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Publishing Date: 

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 18:05

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48

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16
Tue, 10/07/2014

UN-SPIDER news: 

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Planetary boundaries and the post-2015 agenda

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The environmental challenges facing us today are alarming. Climate change, ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, chemical pollution, freshwater depletion – all these issues affect the earth´s life-supporting system. Recent research by an international team of scientists showed that the fundamental processes and functioning of the earth’s system limit human activities. The concept known as ‘Planetary Boundaries’ comprises an analysis of the challenges presented by human-induced global change.

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51

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7

Date: 

11/02/2014

Venue City: 

Bonn

Venue: 

Godesberger Allee 119

Event Organisers: 

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Gesellschaft (GIZ)

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Fifth International Conference on Water Resources and Hydropower Development in Asia

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ASIA 2014 will include presentations and discussions on the opportunities, development targets, accomplishments and challenges of countries in the Asian region.

Conference themes include, but are not limited to:

 

latitude: 

7

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80

Date: 

11/03/2014 to 13/03/2014

Venue City: 

Colombo

Venue: 

Bandaranaike International Conference Hall

Event Organisers: 

The International Journal on Hydropower and Dams

Co-organisers: 

International Commission on Large Dams

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

International Energy Agency

International Centre for Small Hydropower

Ceylon Eletricity Board

Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau

The Mahawali Authority of Sri Lanka

Ministry of Power and Energy

Sri Lanka Concention Bureau

Sri Lanka National Committee on Large Dams

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1

Jamaican Water Resources Authority (WRA)

The Water Resources Authority (WRA) is responsible for the management, protection, and controlled allocation and use of Jamaica's water resources. The WRA maintains a hydrological database and provides data, information, and technical assistance to governmental and non-governmental institutions.

Website: http://www.wra.gov.jm/

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Dominican Institute for Water Resources (INDRHI)

The Dominican Institute for Water Resources’ responsibility is to ensure citizens’ access to water in a healthy and equitable way and to organize efficiently the management of the water resources in social and environmental harmony. It promotes better living conditions and well-being of families and individuals through the preservation and rational use of the water resources.

Website: http://www.indrhi.gob.do/

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Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)

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