International Water Management Institute

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, an international consortium of agricultural research centres.

IWMI’s Mission is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment. Its East Africa branch is focused to resolve issues such as land degradation, erosion, low crop yields, impacts of climate change, unsustainable water use, and equitable sharing of water resources.

IWMI joining this project is of high value to both GMFS and TIGER-NET, as the organization has a longstanding operational working relationship with almost all official organisations and government bodies in Africa as well as Asia, has a very high interest in the Soils Moisture Services and particularly in the TIGER-NET WOIS (Water Observation and Information System), which it evaluates as a potential system for its entire organisation.