Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Water for Food International Forum // Farmer-led irrigated agriculture: Seeds of opportunity

Smallholder agriculture is the predominant form of farming in much of the developing world, yet production falls far short of potential due to a lack of access and rights to water for irrigation, flexible financing, technology, linkages to markets, and the capacity to manage production.

Irrigation in agriculture has tremendous potential to increase crop yields, support crop and livestock value chains, create livelihoods and reduce poverty and improve health in rural sub-Saharan Africa and part of Asia. This forum will focus on improving water and food security, and livelihoods for smallholder farmers in developing countries by intensifying and expanding sustainable irrigated agriculture. Presenters and participants will explore the investments needed and the necessary enabling environment for enhanced agricultural production, including strong partnerships, linkages to markets support, capacity and technical training, and the role of the private and public sectors.

Where and when

The World Bank
Preston Auditorium
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

29-30 Jan 2018


The event is organized by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, USA, and The World Bank in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture and US Agency for International Development.

Source: Event website

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Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2019

Stockholm World Water Week 2019

In 2019, World Water Week will explore an inclusive approach. This week’s theme: “Water and society – including all” is recognizing that not everybody is impacted in the same way by too little, too much or too dirty water. Less obvious than last year, the Nexus approach will remain at the heart of the water debate, especially through the seminar topic "Addressing migration through regional integration and water security for all", that explicitly connects water, energy and food security as the...

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SWWW 2019 Seminar // Addressing Migration through Regional Integration and Water Security for All

Regional economic integration can foster transboundary water management as well as energy and food security. It also attracts investments that address infrastructure deficits, accelerates participation in global and regional value chains, and stimulates economic growth. All are important entry points for sustainable development. However, environmental and social co-benefits are typically not as well quantified as economic growth.

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Special Session at 38th IAHR World Congress // Sustainable Water Storage to Meet Water, Food, and Energy Development Goals

Storage to stabilize water availability is essential to sustain water, food and energy production, reduce hazards, and adapt to climate change. Regulation of water resources using dams and reservoirs played a major role in the socio-economic development of northern countries during the 20th century, but practices of the time often led to undesired environmental and social impacts. Thousands more dams and reservoirs are planned for construction in the next decades, mainly in Asia, Africa, and...

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