IWMI
Academic and Research Institution based in Sri Lanka

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. IWMI is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

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06 Jul 2018 description

Malaria transmission – associated with morbidity, mortality and constraining economic development – has been reduced by more than 40% in Africa in the twenty-first century. Large dams, essential to achieving Africa’s development goals, have nonetheless created a set of local conditions that have defied the broader twenty-first century progress. Dams typically increase the presence of small pools of water in which mosquitoes breed, resulting in proliferation of adult Anopheles mosquitoes; the vectors of malaria transmission.

04 Jun 2018 description

Heavy rainfall occurred on 20th and 21st May 2018 which has resulted in flooding forcing evacuation of people in low-lying areas where four Major rivers have reached flood levels, while 6 districts are on "red alert" for possible landslides. About 153,500 people have been affected by the floods. The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 12 as 24th May 2018 (DMC reports).

04 Jun 2018 description

Heavy rainfall occurred on 20th and 21st May 2018 which has resulted in flooding forcing evacuation of people in low-lying areas where four Major rivers have reached flood levels, while 6 districts are on "red alert" for possible landslides. About 153,500 people have been affected by the floods. The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 12 as 24th May 2018 (DMC reports).

04 Jun 2018 description

Heavy rainfall occurred on 20th and 21st May 2018 which has resulted in flooding forcing evacuation of people in low-lying areas where four Major rivers have reached flood levels, while 6 districts are on "red alert" for possible landslides. About 153,500 people have been affected by the floods. The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 12 as 24th May 2018 (DMC reports).

04 Jun 2018 description

Heavy rainfall occurred on 20th and 21st May 2018 which has resulted in flooding forcing evacuation of people in low-lying areas where four Major rivers have reached flood levels, while 6 districts are on "red alert" for possible landslides. About 153,500 people have been affected by the floods. The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 12 as 24th May 2018 (DMC reports).

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