Water management

How to increase maize yield in rainfed agriculture?

Maize yields in sub-Saharan Africa have been at the lower end of the global range for decades. A new thesis by Emilio Magaia, PhD candidate at the Department of Soil and Environment at SLU presents a way to improve water use efficiency in semi-arid regions through better soil and water management.

Trees are giant air conditioners with no power bills

Anyone who has walked outside on a sunny day knows that forests and trees matter for temperature, humidity and wind speed. Planting trees speaks to concerns about climate change -- but the directly important aspects of the tree-climate relationships have so far been overlooked in climate policy where it relates to forest. That, at least, is the conclusion of a new review.

Stanley Liphadzi - Governance of Livestock Water resources and AMR

Dr. Stanley Liphadzi from the Water Research Commission, South Africa, provides examples of antibiotic leakages from livestock production into water systems. Part of the seminar "Antimicrobial resistance; linkages between humans, livestock and water in periurban areas" at Stockholm World Water Week 2016.

Connecting the dots, follow the updates from our Expert Group on linkages between water, sanitation & food security

There is a close link between the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation and the human right to food. Safe drinking water and sanitation are crucial for human health and nutritional up-take, while water and plant nutrients (often in the form of fertilizers) are indispensable for producing food.

Fourth African Regional Conference on Irrigation and Drainage (ARCID)

Photo courtesy Laura Gilmore (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The conference will focus on boosting agricultural productivity in Africa, based on irrigation and drainage. Keynote speeches will address: the farm and science interface under climate change; improving agricultural water management in Africa; and Water-Food-Energy nexus challenges at the farm.