This Strategic Plan shows how science and technology backed by socioeconomics can provide solutions to future water shortages and food crises. Four simple elements form the basis of IWMI’s plan and new organizational structure:
- Provision of knowledge concerning how much water is available and how it is currently used
- The identification of ways in which water can be used more productively in both irrigated and rainfed agriculture
- The identification and mitigation of risks to human health, food production and the environment from land degradation and associated declining water quality, and wastewater reuse.
- The identification of policy, institutional, regulatory and social options, that facilitate better management, sharing and productive use of water resources.
Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 22 pp.
IWMI Strategic plan 2009-2013: water for a food-secure world.