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September 2020

Improved Farming Through Irrigation Training

September 29, 2020

An innovative game about irrigation infrastructure is helping farmers in central Cambodia’s Stung Chinit River watershed to gain a better understanding of the irrigation schemes that deliver water for crops and contribute to better operation and maintenance of irrigation infrastructure in the region. Few issues are more important in Cambodia than irrigation. The country’s monsoon […]

Powering Toward a Bright Future

September 29, 2020

A Winrock Legacy Story As a student in Thailand, Guru Neupane studied renewable energy economics. He came to appreciate the power that can be generated from wind and sun and water. So when he returned to his home country of Nepal, Neupane had an idea. “It seemed to me that Nepal had plenty of free […]

Winrock Mourns the Passing of Chris Kopp

September 25, 2020

Winrock mourns the passing of former staff member Chris Kopp, who died on September 18. Chris served Winrock for more than 23 years. His last position was Senior Director of Major Programs and Project Management, but he was a natural-resource-management specialist at heart, with more than three decades of experience in community-based forestry, land-use planning […]

Winrock Experts Share Knowledge and Insights at Concordia 2020

September 25, 2020

Once again, experts from Winrock International were a significant presence at the Concordia Summit, an annual gathering held during U.N. General Assembly week that brings together decision-makers and opinion-leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Although the event was virtual this year, it continued to draw ambassadors, CEOs and other headliners, including USAID Acting […]
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Using Big Data Analytics for Transboundary Water Management

September 18, 2020

Southern Africa has experienced drought-flood cycles for the past decade that strain the ability of any country to properly manage water resources. This dynamic is exacerbated by human drivers such as the heavy reliance of sectors such as mining and agriculture on groundwater and surface water, as well as subsistence agriculture in rural areas along […]

A Taste of Laos

September 10, 2020

By Timothy D. May Gustatory reactions filled the chat room, fast, and evoked a fruit-laden banquet table at a luxury hotel. “…A lot of cranberry…orange blossom, very plummy…really great raspberry, jackfruit…strawberry cream yeah! …honey-orchard-oolong-melon-almond-sugar cookie…dark chocolate notes…nice sweet vanilla…lower tones of nuts, nuttiness…” Tim Heinze, a specialty coffee expert and trader for a multinational coffee […]

A Letter from the President

September 9, 2020

As I write this, Winrock staff just finished a series of briefings for new (and a few current) Board of Directors members. Despite the fact that Winrock staff and board members are working remotely all over the world, the dedication and impact of our work shone through. All of our programs – agriculture, energy, domestic […]