The Water for Meals World Discussion board formally opened this week (Oct. 4), convening main worldwide consultants, growers and organizations to deal with points associated to reaching international water and meals safety and concentrate on integrating information and observe.
The discussion board, hosted by the Water for Meals World Institute on the College of Nebraska, provides a month of each on-demand and dwell discussions, displays, workshops and case research. The discussion board will present a chance for people with various areas of experience and curiosity to find out about, collaborate and strategize options to urgent points associated to water and meals, together with these exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. All classes are free to open to the general public after finishing registration.
Within the first week of the discussion board, which is Oct. 3-9, multidisciplinary consultants are exploring the affect that water has on meals techniques and diet on each a world and native scale. It will embody a moderated panel dialogue on the impacts, improvements and outcomes to come back out of the United Nations Meals Programs Summit this September.
Water and Meals Programs | 9 to 11 a.m., Oct. 7
Lower than two weeks in the past, the United Nations Meals Programs Summit concluded in New York. The summit was the fruits of an effort to develop a imaginative and prescient for international meals techniques to be more healthy, extra equitable and extra sustainable. An necessary expectation from the summit is to spotlight options and improvements, and to have interaction producers, communities, civil society, governments and the non-public sector, who will drive and scale actions to attain impression.
Bringing distinctive perspective on the interconnectedness between meals techniques and water, every panelist on this dialogue will mirror on the related outcomes from the summit, notably these associated to water for meals. They’ll think about the alternatives and challenges to make sure that selections on agriculture and meals techniques additionally think about the implications on water.
The dialogue will likely be moderated by Peter McCornick, government director, Daugherty Water for Meals World Institute. Panelists are:
• Claudia Sadoff, managing director, Analysis Supply and Affect, CGIAR;
• Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, international lead for diet and public well being, WorldFish; 2021 World Meals Prize Laureate;
• Mark Smith, director common, Worldwide Water Administration Institute;
• Harkamal Walia, DWFI school fellow; professor, Heuermann Chair of Agronomy, College of Nebraska–Lincoln;
• Erin Fitzgerald, chief government officer, U.S. Ranchers and Farmers in Motion;
• Anne Meis, board chair, U.S. Ranchers and Farmers in Motion; board member, Nebraska Soybean Board; farmer in Elgin, Nebraska;
• Roric Paulman, DWFI worldwide advisory panel member; proprietor and producer, Paulman Farms; and
• Melissa Ho, senior vp, recent water and meals, World Wildlife Fund.
On demand classes this week embody a welcome and opening remarks by Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor, UNL; and McCornick; in addition to a panel dialogue on “Integrating Diet in Irrigation Investments.”
Upcoming weekly themes for the convention are:
- Oct. 10-16 — Improvements and entrepreneurship in agriculture and water administration
- Oct. 17-23 — Water and nutrient administration
- Oct. 24-30 — Local weather change and excessive occasions.