The Bangladesh government plans to generate 10% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), a nodal agency for renewable energy in Bangladesh, has so far installed 1,523 off-grid solar irrigation pumps (SIPs) with 42.1 megawatts (MW) capacity through an innovative fee-for-service model. These pumps have a high panel-to-pump capacity ratio to meet irrigation demands during the peak irrigation season of summer boro paddy. However, beyond the boro season, irrigation demand is limited. Overreliance on one crop for revenue generation and low usage during the off-season affect the financial viability of SIP investments. Grid integration can offer a one-stop solution for increasing the capacity utilization of solar panels and helping the government meet its renewable energy targets by utilizing the existing solar infrastructure.
Solar irrigation technology has the potential to empower more than 12 million women farmers across Nepal who constitute the backbone of the country’s farming system. The post Empowering female farmers through improved access to water technologies first appeared on International Water Management Institute (IWMI). [more...]
The World Bank and IWMI will rapidly scale climate science to support agri-business in Zambia, tackling the climate challenge head on through the new AICCRA-Zambia Accelerator Grant. The post Agriculture climate science in Zambia gets boost with launch of new World Bank-backed grant first appeared on International Water Management Institute (IWMI). [more...]
During COP26 and beyond, IWMI will continue to advance a wide range of water-focused climate solutions and develop a diverse set technical, policy, and financial tools. The post Four ways IWMI is using water to advance climate adaptation and mitigation around the world first appeared on International Water Management Institute (IWMI). [more...]
As a result of IWMI’s work in the realms of e-flow monitoring and aquifer recharge, water management for rivers and aquifers has been strengthened. The post How water can boost environmental health and biodiversity first appeared on International Water Management Institute (IWMI). [more...]
Water is running out in Central Asia. New approaches to water regulation, energy production, and agricultural education are necessary to be able to feed the region. The post Thinking Hydrologically first appeared on International Water Management Institute (IWMI). [more...]