water

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on water. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to water. See ILRI research on other subjects

This paper reviews existing methods for assessing livestock water resource use, recognizing that water plays a vital role in global food supply and that livestock production systems consumes a large amount of the available water resources. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , May/2016
Exactly four days following Easter Sunday this year, the ‘long rains’ arrived in Nairobi, watering the earth, flooding the streets, pounding the rooftops. All night that night, and all night the following nights, the kusi monsoon, blowing inland from across the Indian Ocean, has delivered the beating rain. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
ILRI veterinary epidemiologist Bernard Bett warns that flood irrigation to boost food production may have the negative side-effect of increasing the risk of vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue fever.
AgHealth, Mar/2016
Brad Ridoutt, a principal research scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency and an international leader in the field of life cycle assessment, which he applies to agricultural production, food systems and sustainable healthy diets, has an interesting comment on livestock water 'hoofprints' which makes up part of a longer article of his, An update on water footprints, posted on Tara Garnett's Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) site on 7 Feb 2016. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2016
A new study that analysed changes associated with direct and indirect use of freshwater and land for meat and milk production in Kenya over a 20-year period has established that the demand for water and land for meat and milk production is mainly determined by the total numbers, feed conversion efficiency and diet composition of livestock. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Sep/2015
Fred Kizito, senior scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), introduces himself and his work with the program. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Sep/2015
Smallholder farmers in northern Ghana face a number of water-related challenges. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Aug/2015
Scientists involved in the Africa RISING project share three key lessons learnt from a recent cross-learning visit to the Ethiopian highlands on landscape and watershed management. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, May/2015
In northern Tanzania, failed rains and drying streams mean the main source of livelihood – agriculture – is under serious threat. In a bid to buffer smallholder farmers from erratic rainfall CIAT, through the Africa RISING project, is carrying out research into sustainable water management in the country. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, May/2015
Africa RISING in Ethiopia has started to work with partners and farmers to identify and work on model watersheds in three of its research sites: Lemo, Basona and Abraha Atsbaha, and Maichew. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Jan/2015

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David Pelster
Research Scientist
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lance W. Robinson
Senior Scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

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People working on water

David Pelster
Research Scientist
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lance W. Robinson
Senior Scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis