"Irrigation policy in a time of drought and high food prices", London
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Seminar // "Irrigation policy in a time of drought and high food prices", London

This seminar, organised by ICID.UK and the UEA Water Security Research Centre with support from NERC, will examine global and local irrigation policy in the context of drought and high food prices.

The 2012 droughts in the UK, the US and Indo-Gangetic Plain plus current high food prices provide the background to this seminar. The broad question that guides the seminar is "In a time of climate change and food scarcity, can better irrigation policies reduce food vulnerabilities?"

Where

ICE

One Great George Street

Westminster

London, SW1P 3AA

Programme

-Keynote: Winston Yu (World Bank): Challenges and Opportunities in Reforming the Irrigation Sector in South Asia: Reflections from a Practitioner.

-Keynote: Tingju Zhu (IFPRI): Global irrigation futures and implications for water and food security.

-Melvyn Kay (UK Irrigation Association & UK National Drought Group): A fair share of water for agriculture in the UK.

-Bruce Lankford (UEA): Do we need a World Commission on Irrigation?

-Jean-Phillipe Venot (Wageningen University): Small-scale water systems in sub-Saharan Africa: Importance and need for integration.

-Tony Allan (KCL): Farmers, Accountants and Optimism — FAO will save the world despite drought but with higher food prices. (Farmers manage 90% of the water needed by society.)

-Other presenters are confirming.

 

There are charges to attend this technical meeting in order to cover refreshments and lunch. We ask you to register your attendance by emailing Tim Fuller {Tim.Fuller@ice.org.uk}. Please do this before Monday 5 November.

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