IWLM assesses water and land resource productivity and degradation under present and future scenarios at the farm, ecosystem and basin scale.
The research in this theme focuses on:
- Assessing the quantity and quality of available water resources for agriculture, including rainwater, surface water, ground water and marginal-quality water in the dry areas and projecting this assessment for the future.
- Assessing water and land productivities in agriculture at the plant, field, farm, and basin levels.
- Assessing the potential of using water-use efficient practices and their consequences on productivity and the environment.
- The availability and potential use of marginal-quality water in agriculture in the dry areas and the environmental consequences of its use.
- Developing multi-scale tools and methods to assess land degradation (location, extent, causes, impacts and consequences).
Current and recent projects include:
- Water Benchmark of WANA project phase 2
- Water and Livelihood Initiative project
- Water Harvesting and Irrigation management in Libya project
- Unlocking Rainfed Potential in Ethiopia project
- Water Harvesting in Syria project
- FoodWadi-Watershed in Pakistan project.