New report: Environmental risks from pesticide use in commercial banana farming in northern Lao PDR and policy implications

Research conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) in Lao PDR found that commercial banana farming in northern parts of the country was contaminating soil and water resources, which could lead to potentially detrimental impacts on human health and the environment.…

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New project brief: Water and nutrient management solutions for smallholder farmers: Lessons from Ramotswa

Dryland regions, such as the Ramotswa Transboundary Aquifer Area (shared by Botswana and South Africa), experience water scarcity and variability in water availability which is exacerbated by climate change. Therefore, conventional methods of irrigation scheduling – based on intuition or experience – may no longer be adequate. It is critical…

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Webinar series: Simulation game of negotiation over a transboundary river-aquifer system

This webinar series is a simulation game of negotiations between two ‘countries’ over their transboundary river-aquifer system. The simulations are carried out by highly qualified lawyers and hydrogeologists, drawing on their expertise on transboundary water resources and international water law. The webinars are held on September 15, 2021, from 15:00…

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