Agricultural Water Management

Interagency Story

Strengthening the Agriculture Sector in Niger

Through the Irrigation and Market Access Project, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is partnering with the Government of Niger to improve irrigation infrastructure, including the rehabilitation and development of large and small-scale irrigation systems to increase crop yields, sustainable fishing, and livestock productivity. 

Interagency Story

Engaging Communities Through Landscape-Level Water Conservation in Jordan

The three main goals of WADI are to 1) establish soil and water conservation sites that serve as reference models for scaling watershed restoration techniques; 2) build shared ownership in practices that foster sustainable water conservation and land stewardship; 3) promote sustainable operation of high-quality native seedling nurseries. 

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USDA Supports Collaboration and Exchange to Improve Water Resource Management

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA’s extramural scientific research, education, and outreach funding agency, funded “Securing Water for and from Agriculture Through Effective Community and Stakeholder Engagement” (Pennsylvania State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Arizona State University, USDA Agriculture Resarch Service [ARS]) that has developed a partnership of true collaboration with Israel. 

Interagency Story

Plumbing the Water Secrets of Cholera, Malaria, and Sleeping Sickness

Developed by Princeton University, with support by USACE’s International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Program, the African Flood and Drought Monitor (AFDM) provides daily rainfall, temperature, soil moisture, and streamflow data for historical, near-real time and forecasting applications. Using satellite-generated inputs plus modeling, the system is especially useful where ground-based weather and streamflow stations are scarce. 

Interagency Story

Planning for Soil and Water Conservation Workshops—from Organizing to Action

Water is a limited resource impacting both economic development and food security, and agriculture is the single largest user of water resources in many countries across the globe. Pakistan is no exception. Agriculture directly supports the country's population and accounts for 26 percent of its gross domestic product. Rapid population increase, infrastructure issues, loss of reservoir storage capacity, and climate fluctuations have led to major water availability concerns.


Findings of a Baseline Study on the State of Water and Women's Empowerment in Maharashtra, India

USAID and Gap Inc. launched the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) in 2017 to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India.

This infographic highlights some of the key findings from a baseline study documenting water supply availability and the state of women's empowerment in India's Maharashtra state. The Institute for Development Impact conducted the study on behalf of the W+W Alliance.


The State of Women and Water in Cotton Growing Communities in India

Achieving gender equity in India is predicated on addressing the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of females in the country. Predominantly tasked with the responsibility to manage household water and sanitation, women face immense opportunity costs that limit their opportunities for advancement. To address this challenge, USAID and Gap Inc. launched the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) in 2017 to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India.

Intl Campaign Day

World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change

World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 to raise awareness about the vital importance of water to safeguarding human security and maintaining the health of the planet's ecosystems. This year's theme, "Water and Climate Change," highlights the urgent importance of strengthening water security and establishing access to a sustainable water supply in the face of changing climate conditions worldwide. The observance will also raise public awareness about the many ways shifting atmospheric and oceanic conditions are reshaping t

Strategy and Guidance

Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change | Pocket Guide 3: Managing Water Resources

Many of the families who farm small, unirrigated plots in the tropics already struggle against poverty, degraded land, and rainfall that varies from year to year. This type of farming, sometimes called rainfed agriculture, is especially vulnerable to climate change. This guide is part of set, Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change, written for development practitioners working in the agriculture sector. The concepts, information and practices in these guides are meant to support work with farm families and to help reduce their risks from weather changes.