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iDE is an international nonprofit organization unleashing the power of innovation and market forces for poor rural households in the developing world, helping them access the tools and knowledge they need to increase their income. For almost 30 years, iDE has developed its market-based approach by designing affordable and water-efficient irrigation tools, improving market access, increasing agricultural production, and creating sustainable local businesses. iDE’s productive water solutions create and increase both food production and incomes, and with innovative drinking water and sanitation technologies, iDE gives rural households the basis for healthier and more dignified livelihoods.


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iDE Drip Irrigation Presentation at World Water WeekSaturday, 22. August 2015 to Saturday, 29. August 2015

Thematic expertise

Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Watershed & land management (basin/local level, participatory/multi-stakeholder planning)
  • Data collection and modelling (GIS, hydrology, etc.)

Water for people

  • Rural/ semi-urban water supply and sanitation
  • Urban water supply and sanitation
  • Water technologies (water supply and treatment)
  • Sanitation technologies

Water for food

  • Irrigation techniques (e.g. efficiency of irrigation technologies)
  • Supply chains & commercialization

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Urs Heierli -


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    This multi-country project scales the adoption of appropriate technologies through a proven supply chain dissemination approach. The project focuses on facilitating the adoption of micro-irrigation technologies amongst poor, rural farmers and on improving access to safe water systems. The project will provide 300,000 farmers with improved micro-irrigation technologies and 3 million poor households with safe […]
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  • Sanitation Marketing – Going Deep

    World Bank funded this project with the main objective of scaling up Sanitation Marketing in two provinces of Cambodia. The project is going deep by engaging government, the supply chain, and NGO actors to encourage large numbers of the population to purchase adequate latrines. The project will also develop an adapted latrine option for use […]
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  • Conservation Agriculture for Rice Production

    Working with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), this project aims to develop and accelerate the adoption of conservation agriculture for selected soils, crops, and cropping systems in Bangladesh, especially in rainfed areas and those with supplementary irrigation. Read more
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