World Water Congress XV: Global Water, a Resource for Development : Opportunitues, Challenges and Constraints
OCP Policy Center in collaboration with the CIDOB, Texas A&M University, and King's College London will hold a special session (SS11) on the first day of the weeklong World Water Congress XV, organized by the International Water Resource Association (IWRA), which will be under the overarching theme of “global water, a resource for development: opportunities, challenges and constraints”.
Entitled "Food and Water security: New actors in the global water trade", the special session represents a dissemination opportunity of the papers presented in the Conference on Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Drylands and selected for the special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.
This special session on global food and water supply chain investment and trade offers a new perspective by placing the interests of the states into the context of 21st century food politics. Presentations will cover the following themes:
- Global Supply Chains
- The Atlantic Trading Space and Africa
- The Pacific Trading Space
- The Middle East and North Africa
- Latin America and Water Trade Flows
- Localizing Food Security
More on this special session (SS11) here.
Further information about the overarching theme:
In an increasingly complex world, water management is at a critical juncture at present. Even when it has to fulfil essential roles in promoting development, reducing poverty and conserving environment at the national and sub-national levels, water is often scarce, contested, polluted, mismanaged, misgoverned and poorly allocated. A main handicap has been that water management has often been considered as an end by itself, and not as a means to an end, the end and the opportunity being to achieve overall development, economic prosperity, improvement of quality of life and environmental conservation. More on the World Water Congress here.