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It can be said without exaggeration that rice is one of the most important food crops. It is one of the most widely grown (113 countries), one of the most important sources of nutrition (provides 1/5 of calories that humans consume) and a key source of agricultural livelihoods (100 million households in Asia and Africa alone).  Therefore, economising water-use in rice production is crucial to achieving water security and food security, in view of rapidly depleting water resources. A multi-country, multi-disciplinar... »»

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TheWaterBlog: Roads for Water- A Good Match

Harvesting water from road runoff when it rains-- this is happening for real in Tigray, Ethiopia. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sand Mining in India: Corruption and Plunder

We mine sand for use in construction, making cosmetics, producing glass, and much more. We mine sand like it is abundant and plentiful. "Far from truth," says researcher Kiran Pereira. And let's not forget sand's crucial role in the ecosystem.

Webinar: Groundwater's Political Black Box

"It's all politics!" is a common refrain. "Politics is a dirty word" is another. But maybe the blackbox of politics can be broken down into nuts and bolts, and used as a tool to do good: to  manage groundwater better.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cactus: The Arid Miracle

Remembering Ahmed Motehar, who pioneered commercial cactus cultivation in Yemen 40 years ago. The idea is now more relevant than ever.

Wash and Hydrogeology: Case for Convergence

Groundwater is key to safe, reliable water supply in many regions of the world. There is a strong case for hydrogeologists and WaSH professionals to work more closely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fringe Benefits of Food Aid

Vegetable oil cans labelled 'USA' are residues of food aid that came into Ethiopia for several decades. Local artisans now fashion them into a variety of appliances.