About Us

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. www.iwmi.org

Water, Land, and Ecosystems (WLE) combines the resources of 11 CGIAR centers, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the RUAF foundation, and numerous national, regional and international partners. Through these partners, we provide evidence and solutions on natural resource management in order to influence key decision makers, including governments, international development organizations, and financiers. The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) is supported by CGIAR Fund Donors, including direct support from: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), United Kingdom: Department for International Development (DFID), The Netherlands: Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), and other partners.

Other donors and supporters of MARIS include the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).


Dr Liza Debevec, Researcher – Social Sciences,  IWMI East Africa, l.debevec [at] cgiar.org

Dr Fraser Sugden, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography – School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, f.sugden [at] bham.ac.uk

Dr Alan Nicol, Strategic Program Leader – Promoting Sustainable Growth, Addis Ababa – Ethiopia, a.nicol [at] cgiar.org

Dr Floriane Clement, Senior Researcher (Institutions and Policy) and Sub-Theme Leader (Gender and Poverty), IWMI Nepal, f.clement [at] cgiar.org

Panchali Saikia, Scientific Officer, IWMI India, p.saikia [at] cgiar.org

Farah Ahmed, Coordinator for Research into Impact – Asia, IWMI HQ, f.ahmed [at] cgiar.org

Indika Arulingam, Consultant, i.arulingam [at] cgiar.org

Patrick Drown, Intern, p.drown [at] cgiar.org

For MARIS related queries, please email iwmi-maris [at] cgiar.org.

IWMI HQ, Sri Lanka

P. O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
127, Sunil Mawatha, Pelawatte, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94-11 2880000, 2784080, Fax: +94-11 2786854
Email: iwmi [at] cgiar.org; Web: www.iwmi.org

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