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3 Apr 2017 17:30

E²SHI Symposium // Addressing Food, Energy and Water Challenges through Research for Development

E²SHI’s Annual Symposium will feature Claudia Ringler, Deputy Division Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Join us for a discussion with Dr. Ringler on research and development for addressing food, energy, and water challenges.

Where and when

Johns Hopkins University
JHU Homewood Campus
Mudd Hall Rm 26
3400 N. Charles St
Baltimore
USA

3 April 2017
5:30pm

About the Topic

Food, Energy and Water (FEW) challenges and entry points for change play out differently at different scales (field, basin, country, regional and international). Addressing these challenges and identifying entry points for action will vary by specific objective, country and case study. This presentation will provide examples of FEW challenges and potential solutions for a variety of case studies using a variety of methods and tools. Case studies will cover FEW in groundwater irrigation in Pakistan (irrigation system scale) and India; FEW challenges at the basin level (Rogun dam, Central Asia; cooperation in the Eastern Nile), and FEW interactions at the global scale (modeling and SDG interactions). The presentation will also discuss what FEW as an entry point can and cannot deliver.

Tentative Agenda

3:30 – 3:45 pm
Opening Remarks

3:45 – 4:30 pm
Keynote Presentation by Claudia Ringler, Deputy Division Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 

4:30 – 4:45 pm
Closing Remarks

4:45 – 5:30 pm
Reception and Poster Presentations

Meet the Presenter

Claudia Ringler is Deputy Division Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). From 1996 until her current appointment, she served in various other research positions in that division. She currently co-leads the Institute’s water research program and is also a basin theme leader in the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.

Dr. Ringler’s research interests are water resources management-in particular, river basin modeling for policy analysis and agricultural; and natural resource policy focused at sustainable agricultural productivity growth. Over the last several years she has also undertaken research on the impacts of global warming for developing country agriculture and on appropriate adaptation and mitigation options.

Dr. Ringler has field experience across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. In Asia, she has worked on natural resource management and agricultural technology policy in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (Yellow River Basin), India, Indonesia, Laos, Pakistan and Vietnam (Dong Nai and Mekong River Basins). In sub-Saharan Africa, she has worked mainly in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa and on the Limpopo, Nile and Volta River Basins; and in Latin America on Chile (Maipo River Basin) and Brazil (Pirapama Basin).

Dr. Ringler has been part of a series of Project and Program Advisory/Steering Committeese and Irnational Assessments, such as serving as chair of the Food, Energy, Environment, Water (FE²W) Network Management Committee, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, and the UNEP-led GEO-V Assessment. She is currently a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Water Systems Project (GWSP). Dr. Ringler has more than 80 publications in the areas of water management, global food and water security, natural resource constraints to global food production, and on synergies of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Dr. Ringler received her PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Center for Development Research, Bonn University, Germany, and her MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University.

Source: E²SHI Symposium website

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