Water Policy for Food Security: A global conference

Monday, October 5

Josette Lewis, Associate Director

World Food Center


Bill Dodd, District 4 Assemblymember

California State Assembly 


Mark Rosegrant, Director

Environment & Production Technology



Karen Ross, Secretary

California Department of Food & Agriculture

World Food Center Advisory Board



Opening Remarks


Chris Brown, General Manager

Responsibility & Sutainability,

Olam International


Mark Rosegrant, Director

Environment & Production Technology



Keynote: The Global Challenge

Moderator: Josette Lewis


Jay Lund, Director

Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis


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


Andrew Schwarz,

Senior Water Resources Engineer

California Department of Water Resources


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


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, 




Dan Cayan, Research Meteorologist

Scripps Institute for Oceanogrphy & USGS


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



Tingju Zhu, Sr. Research Staff,

Environment & Production Technology,



Guillaume Gruere, Sr. Policy Analyst

Trade and Agriculture Directorate




Measuring, monitoring and policy tools to

sustain the water bank account

Moderator: Josue Medellin-Azuara


Manuel PulidoProfessor

Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering & Environment,

Polytechnic University of Valencia


Siwa Msangi, Senior Research Staff

Environment and Production Technology, IFPRI


Quality-Quantify Tradeoffs:

Duncan MacEwanManaging Partner

ERA Economics



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


Guillaume Gruere, Sr. Policy Analyst

Trade and Agriculture Directorate



Water Markets & Development:

New approaches to expand storage, reuse

& desalination

Moderator: Mark Rosegrant

Mike Desso, Director

Safety, Health, Environment, Nestle USA


Vernon Crowder, Sr. VP and Sr. Analyst

Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory



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


Christian Holmes, Deputy Asst. Administrator

& Global Water Coordinator



Looking Forward

Moderator: Josette Lewis

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