World Water Week 2012 focus water, food security issues

World Water Week 2012 to focus on water, food security issues

7:15 AM, 24th August 2012
World Water Week 2012 to focus on water, food security issues
The World Water Week 2012 will be held in Stockholm from August 26 to 31, 2012. The programme will focus on challenges and issues pertaining to water and food security.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: One of the oldest and most urgent challenges for human development is water and food security. Feeding everyone in the future with limited water resources means that there is a need to become better at growing more “crops per drop” as well as revisit our thinking regarding how we produce, consume and trade food all along the food chain.

Focussing on food and beyond, the 2012 World Water Week programme will explore diverse governance, scientiic and development oriented aspects of the global water challenge - touching on issues ranging from water management, climate change and opportunities for integrating policy around the water-food-energy nexus.

Other focus sessions on Africa, Asia and Latin America will shed light on these regions specific challenges. Hosted by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Water Week, the 10th  annual meeting of the International Water Resources Economics Consortium (IWREC), on August 28-29, will bring the world’s top water economists together to discuss real costs of the problems and beneits of solutions.

The week-long programme comprises of over 100 events, including 60 seminars, 42 side events, 8 scientific workshops, 6 excursions and field visits, 4 prize ceremonies, 2 plenary sessions and a Royal Banquet. Throughout the week, visitors will have the opportunity to engage with leaders from government, business, academia and members from nearly 250 convening organisations. At the conference venue, there will be 40 exhibitions featuring the latest work of diverse organisations working with water.

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