Water Policy for Food Security: A global conference

Agenda

Monday, October 5

Josette Lewis, Associate Director

World Food Center

@UCDavisFood


Bill Dodd, District 4 Assemblymember

California State Assembly 

@BillDoddCA


Mark Rosegrant, Director

Environment & Production Technology

IFPRI

@ifpri


Karen Ross, Secretary

California Department of Food & Agriculture

World Food Center Advisory Board

@CDFAnews

Welcome

Opening Remarks

 

Chris Brown, General Manager

Responsibility & Sutainability,

Olam International

@Olam


Mark Rosegrant, Director

Environment & Production Technology

IFPRI

@ifpri

Keynote: The Global Challenge

Moderator: Josette Lewis

 

Jay Lund, Director

Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

@UCDavisWater


Ellen Hanak,

Senior Fellow and Center Director

Public Policy Institute of California

@EllenHanak @PPICnotes


Thomas Harter, Professor & CE Specialist

Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

@Wasserstille


Andrew Schwarz,

Senior Water Resources Engineer

California Department of Water Resources

@CA_DWR

The Case of California:

Moderated panel discussion

Moderator: Karen Ross

Moujahed Achouri, Director

Land & Water Division, UNFAO


Reinaldo Ruiz

Presidential Delegate for Water, Chile


Richard Damania,

Lead Environmental Economist

South Asia Region, World Bank

@WorldBank


Alfonso Cortez,

Colegio de la Frontera Norte

The Water Policy Challenges:

Moderated discussion of perspectives

Moderator: Claudia Ringler

Global Overview:

Claudia Ringler, Deputy Division Director

Environment and Production Technology, 

IFPRI

@ifpri


California:

Dan Cayan, Research Meteorologist

Scripps Institute for Oceanogrphy & USGS

@Scripps_Ocean


Eddy Moors, Head,

Climate Change & Adaptive Land & Water Mgmt,

Alterra Wageningen UR

Climate Change:

Looking toward the future,

how climate changes will impact

availability, quality and cost of

water for ag in different regions. 

Moderator: Jan Hopmans

Tuesday, October 6

Global Overview:

Karen Villholth, Principal Researcher

International Water Management Institute

@IWMI_


Asia:

Tingju Zhu, Sr. Research Staff,

Environment & Production Technology,

IFPRI

@ifpri


Guillaume Gruere, Sr. Policy Analyst

Trade and Agriculture Directorate

OECD

@OECD

Groundwater:

Measuring, monitoring and policy tools to

sustain the water bank account

Moderator: Josue Medellin-Azuara

Spain:

Manuel PulidoProfessor

Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering & Environment,

Polytechnic University of Valencia


China:

Siwa Msangi, Senior Research Staff

Environment and Production Technology, IFPRI

@ifpri


Quality-Quantify Tradeoffs:

Duncan MacEwanManaging Partner

ERA Economics

@ERA_Economics

Groundwater:

Moderated panel on the challenges

and management options

Moderator: Thomas Harter

Philip Bachand, Principal

Bachand Associates


Uri Shani, Advisor

Israel Water Authority


William Easter, Professor Emeritus

Unniversity of Minnesota

@UMNews


Guillaume Gruere, Sr. Policy Analyst

Trade and Agriculture Directorate

OECD

@OECD

Water Markets & Development:

New approaches to expand storage, reuse

& desalination

Moderator: Mark Rosegrant

Mike Desso, Director

Safety, Health, Environment, Nestle USA

@NestleUSA


Vernon Crowder, Sr. VP and Sr. Analyst

Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory

Rabobank

@RabobankGroup

Risk and Private Investment:

The impact of declining water resources on

private investment in food and

agriculture sectors

Moderator: Dan Sumner

Charles Iceland, Aqueduct Director

World Resources Institute

@CharlesIceland


Christian Holmes, Deputy Asst. Administrator

& Global Water Coordinator

USAID

@USAID

Looking Forward

Moderator: Josette Lewis