event 30 May 2022

Research Article // The Future of Water for Food

By Rabi H. Mohtar and Ali Fares. This article explores the current relationship between food production and water resources. It attempts to better understand how we might reduce the inter-dependencies between food and fresh water by exploring new and alternative sources of water, including improving the efficiencies of green and recycled water.

category Research Papers, Publications and Books tag Water plan tag Food and Agriculture tag Food tag Irrigation
Water for Food cover

Abstract

Globally, water is a bottleneck to food security and, as such, a new approach for water for food is needed. Food insecurity is knocking at every nation’s door, including those of the most developed. Moreover, the disruptions in food supply chains that result from continued reliance on a business-as-usual approach of traditional, non-sustainable food and agricultural systems make food insecurity even more vividly present. This article explores the current relationship between food production and water resources. It attempts to better understand how we might reduce the inter-dependencies between food and fresh water by exploring new and alternative sources of water, including improving the efficiencies of green and recycled water.

Keywords: water-energy-food (WEF) resources, synergy driven models, green-water management, green-water accounting, wastewater reuse, water use efficiency and precision irrigation, water productivity

Published

24 May 2022

In

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Citation

Mohtar RH and Fares A (2022) The Future of Water for Food. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 6:880767. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2022.880767

Download

The Future of Water for Food

Contact

Tina Schmiers

Newsletter

Stay up to date!

We inform you about current projects, events, actions, publications and news!