This UN 2023 Water Conference Side Event is a webinar exploring how to sustainably scale irrigation systems in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa to achieve sustainable water and food security while facing climate change.
The session is hosted by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Union (EU), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
WE4F’s work, and this session, focus on bringing together the three communities/silos to achieve sustainable water and food security in the context of climate change.
For business and industry, this session shares how to integrate sustainable irrigation practices and water efficiency into their operations and the food value chain.
For the scientific and technological community, the session explores how research institutions and technology developers can contribute to better water management and security by researching basins and surface eater to help farmers and businesses improve monitoring and management while the technology community can help build better irrigation technologies that integrate different water management challenges.
And finally, for farmers, this session highlights how the first two communities’ work must be to the benefit of the vulnerable smallholder farmers whose water usage and ability to grow food will be the most affected by climate change.