The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit research organization that aims to improve the management of water and land resources for food, livelihoods, and the environment. It was established in 1984 as a public international organization by 12 countries with the support of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The headquarters of IWMI is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and it has regional offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
IWMI’s research focuses on four main areas: water and agriculture, water scarcity and climate change, water governance, and water for ecosystems. Its researchers work on developing innovative solutions to improve water and land management, such as improving the efficiency of irrigation systems, promoting the use of rainwater harvesting, and enhancing water productivity.
IWMI collaborates with various partners, including governments, research organizations, universities, and NGOs, to promote sustainable water management practices. It also provides training and technical assistance to policymakers, farmers, and other stakeholders in the water sector.
Overall, IWMI’s goal is to contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction through the effective and equitable management of water resources.