Water Security Network

Enhancing livelihoods through innovative water management in dryland India

A new article published by Water International highlights the regeneration of the formerly degraded socio-ecological system of Laporiya village in the semi-arid Salt Lake region of Rajasthan state, India. Using a multi-methods approach, comprising informant interviews, field observations, literature... Read more »

Categories: Agriculture Asia Ecosystems India News Remote sensing University of the West of England

PhD success for IWSN-supported researcher investigating strengthening smallholder livestock production

PhD success for IWSN-supported researcher investigating strengthening smallholder livestock production

Brigid Letty, a scientist at the Institute of Natural Resources (INR) in the Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Theme has just graduated with her PhD. She received bursary support from the International Water Security Network (IWSN), through the Advanced Professional... Read more »

Categories: Africa Agriculture Blog Climate change adaptation Drought Ecosystems Institute of Natural Resources PhD

Comparative catchment-scale water management approaches in global developing drylands zones

Comparative catchment-scale water management approaches in global developing drylands zones

The upland region of Ayacucho in Peru, the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso, and the state of Rajasthan in India have many differences. They span three continents, differ in altitude, and have different trajectories of development due variously to... Read more »

Categories: Africa Agriculture Asia Blog Climate change adaptation Ecosystems Green infrastructure India Peru University of the West of England

Presenting project results at the International Symposium ‘The mountains: Our future’

Presenting project results at the International Symposium ‘The mountains: Our future’

Three researchers from the Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA) presented posters at the International Symposium ‘The mountains: Our future’, organized by the National Institute of Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) at the Convention Center of the Provincial Municipality... Read more »

Categories: Agriculture Blog Climate change adaptation Ecosystems HWISE Peru River basins South America University of the West of England Wetlands

IWSN and HWISE in the Andes

IWSN and HWISE in the Andes

As part of a larger project being jointly developed by the International Water Security Network (IWSN) and the Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA), the 12 questions underpinning the household water insecurity index developed by the HWISE Consortium were... Read more »

Categories: Agriculture Blog Climate change adaptation HWISE Peru Resilience River basins South America University of the West of England Wetlands

Researching the seasonality and fragility of the ecosystems of the Peruvian wetlands

Researching the seasonality and fragility of the ecosystems of the Peruvian wetlands

Three students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have travelled to Peru this summer, as part of the UWE Global Water Security Programme, to work with researchers from the Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA).... Read more »

Categories: Agriculture Blog Climate change adaptation Ecosystems Peru South America University of the West of England UWE Global Water Security Project

How is scarce water in South Africa really allocated and what are the implications for catchment resilience and fruit production?

By Bruce Lankford (University of East Anglia), and Jon McCosh, Mlungisi Shabalala and Lutendo Mugwedi (Institute of Natural Resources) Abstract In this piece we argue that; 1) an absence of purposive managed water allocation can be observed in some... Read more »

Categories: Africa Agriculture Blog Climate change adaptation Drought Ecosystems Gamification Groundwater Nexus Resilience River basins uMngeni