World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

World Water Forum // Water-Food Nexus High Level Panel

This knowledgeable, high-level panel will deliver insights on the sustainable agricultural intensification of on existing land. Discussion topics will include: technologies that support increased agricultural productivity; best practices to promote efficient water use in agriculture and food production; managing water through the food chain, including preventing food loss and food waste; conflict resolution among multiple water users; using big data, spatial information and in-field sensors to optimize agricultural production; verticalization of production and water use in new agricultural development areas; water storage to improve availability for production and infrastructure financing to measure and manage surface and groundwater resources.

Panel at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil.

Key messages presented by panelists and captured from the moderator and audience questions will be summarized in a formal document following the event.

Where and when

Águas Claras Auditorium

20 Mar 2018
11am-12.30pm

Panelists

  • José Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Tom Vilsack, president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
  • Laura Tuck, World Bank, vice president, Sustainable Development
  • Isabel García Tejerina, Minister of Agricultura, Pesca, Alimentação e Meio Ambiente of Spain
  • Mauricio Antonio Lopes, president, Embrapa
  • Celestino Zanella, president, Association of Farmers and Irrigators of Bahia (AIBA), Brazil

Moderator:

  • Peter G. McCornick, executive director, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, University of Nebraska

Organiser

Contact

  • Christopher Neale, director of research, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, University of Nebraska
  • Charles S. Wortmann, professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; DWFI Faculty Fellow
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