23 June 2020. Water and Nutrition: from research to action.
The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) hosted by the FAO Land and Water Division organised its sixth webinar. Water use in agriculture is fundamental for both food security and rural livelihoods, but also supports improved nutrition through many pathways; in tandem with water uses in other sectors, notably WASH.
This webinar–drawing on the work of the WASAG Working Group on Water and Nutrition–described the important linkages between water and nutrition, and the importance of synergistic water-nutrition strategies for improved well-being and planetary health. A distinguished panel described the key linkages between water use and nutrition as well as the impacts from unsustainable consumption for the world’s water resources, present examples of implementation of water-sensitive nutrition interventions and develops policy actions in the water-nutrition space that are even more urgently needed as a result of Covid-19.
- Moderator: Claudia Ringler, IFPRI and WASAG
- Introduction to the WASAG working group on Water and Nutrition: Jean Boroto Ruhiza, WASAG Secretariat
- Harmonizing Actions on Water and Nutrition within the United Nations Decades on Water and Nutrition; Stineke Oenema, Coordinator, United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)
- The water-nutrition productivity gap; Jan Lundqvist, Stockholm International Water Institute and WASAG W and N WG coordinator
- Combining water and nutrition interventions: Insights from the field; Mercy Chikoko, FAO Southern Africa
- Summary thoughts: Sasha Koo-Oshima, FAO Land and Water
9 July 2020 – “Drought Preparedness”
14 July 2020 – “Sustainable Agriculture Water Use”
28 July 2020 – “Quinoa (Part II)”