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International Water Management Institute DLESE Reviewed Collection
Materials here focus on worldwide water issues and policy decisions, and discussions of ongoing projects involving conservation, drought mitigation, and solutions for small landholders. A set of tools and databases is available for evaluating irrigation results, developing scenarios for water and food supply policy decisions, and evaluating the health of fresh-water ecosystems. This site is sponsored by the International Water Management Institute, which is dedicated to research on sustainable water and land use for agriculture in developing countries. The site is available in several languages, including French and Spanish.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Tools:
    • Software
  • Agricultural science
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Hydrology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Water and Climate Atlas utilizes .exe files, requires Windows 95/98/NT.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-058
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Consultive Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)