Water for Food Security: A Vital Resource to Feed the Planet

Video: Water for Food Security with CSIS

UC Davis teams up with the Center for Strategic and International Studies on food security
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (PST)

The World Food Center and the Center for Strategic and International Studies are co-hosting this seminar on the opportunities and challenges of sustainably securing water for global food security.

Water is central to the productivity and resilience of global agriculture. Irrigated lands are twice as productive as rainfed and are less vulnerable to changing rainfall patterns with climate change.

Josette Lewis will open the event with an overview of the opportunity and challenge of sustainable water management in international agricultural development. @UCDavisFood

Keynote speaker

Dan Glickman

Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Panel of experts

UC Davis Professor Thomas Harter presents on water policy

Thomas Harter speaks at the Water Policy for Food Security Conference

Thomas Harter

Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair in Water Management and Policy, UC Davis


Mark Rosegrant

Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute


Robert Bertram

Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development


Kimberly Flowers

Director of the CSIS Global Food Security Project 


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