Category Archives: Food security

Mobilising the agriculture and water sectors to address climate change

GWP Technical Committee Chair Dr. Jerome Delli Priscoli attended and spoke at the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) annual conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, on November 9, 2019. Here are his reflections. The focus was on agriculture and adaptation policies necessary … Continue reading

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Drugging our water resources

March 22 is World Water Day and this year (2017) the theme is wastewater. GWP offers two blogs about this subject. The first, by Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova, GWP Senior Knowledge Management Officer, explained why she is going to re-think her … Continue reading

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Eating Insects – Drinking Toilet Water

We need to increase water and food security. Eating insects and recycling wastewater can contribute to these goals. This blog, written by GWP intern Mario Roidt, draws parallels between the “yuck” factor of insects and the “ick” factor of recycled … Continue reading

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Buying Land

Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova, GWP’s Senior Knowledge Management Officer, attended GWP’s Coordinated Land and Water Governance workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, June 15-16, 2015. In this blog she shares highlights, and insights she gained. An introduction by Madiodio Niasse of GWP’s … Continue reading

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Food and Water Security are Inextricably Linked

The theme of the World Water Day 2012 is “Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry”, and it is celebrated worldwide today on 22 March. Without water security, there will be no food security. Producing … Continue reading

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Integration, Policy Coherence, Implementation

GWP Executive Secretary Dr. Ania Grobicki reflects on the Bonn 2011 Conference on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus.  At Bonn 2011 (November 16-18), there was a lot of new vocabulary on display, as well as some genuinely new thinking – and … Continue reading

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Eastern Africa Faces Another Drought Disaster

World media reports are rolling in—yet again—about the latest drought to hit Eastern Africa. As we know, food security depends on a regular supply of water and right now a prolonged drought with little prospect of rain before September means … Continue reading

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Our Message on World Water Day 2011

March 22, 2011, STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Today thousands of people mark World Water Day. The annual Stockholm Water Prize laureate will be announced. The official United Nations three-day event will culminate in Cape Town, South Africa. Since the first one in 1993, … Continue reading

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How to Feed the World

OK, it is a bold title, but it’s an important matter. For a tragic number of people, it is a matter of survival. And it can’t be done well until we figure out how to manage well the world’s water … Continue reading

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