World Water Week - Sweden
Water and Food Security
The 2012 World Water Week will be held under the theme “Water and Food Security” August 26-31, 2012 in Stockholm, Scandinavia’s expanding metropolitan capital on the waters of the Baltic Sea. An ambience of collaboration, respect, and innovation will once again define the World Water Week environment, as experts, researchers, stakeholders and representatives from national and local governments, civil society, international organisations, the UN system, and businesses gather to discuss opportunities, challenges and solutions to creating a water and food secure world.
Global food production in the world is more than enough to feed all seven billion of the world’s inhabitants. Yet, one billion people are undernourished, around two billion are overeating, and staggering amounts of food are lost or wasted. We will need to produce more food to feed the one in seven people who are hungry and the additional two billion people that will be born in the coming decades – that is without any doubt. The questions that will determine the achievement of real water and food security are three-fold: How much more food will be needed? How and where it will be grown? How we will ensure that the food produced is available and affordable to all?
There are enormous opportunities for all stakeholders involved to manage food and water resources more efficiently, both in the field and throughout the supply chain, and this will be explored during the 2012 World Water Week. In setting the agenda, we will consider and prioritise among all facets of this global challenge in order to present practical solutions, policies, and strategies for keeping earths’ precious water and food resources safe, secure, fairly shared and accessible to all.
The programme for the World Water Week in Stockholm will be dynamic and diverse, encompassing relevant and critical topics such as the impact of food production on the environment, innovative models and mechanisms for financing both water infrastructures and smallholder farmers, the effect that the resource rush is having in the geo-political landscape, new solutions to improve resource efficiency in cities and the relationship between water, food production and gender amongst others.
More detailed information about the programme, plenary sessions, social events, prize ceremonies, and field visits will be updated and available in May 2012 in our Second Announcement and on www.worldwaterweek.org.
|Event starts:||Sunday 26 August 2012|
|Event ends:||Friday 31 August 2012|
|City where event takes place:||Stockholm|
|Country where event takes place:||Sweden|
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