PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Global framework for water scarcity in agriculture (WASAG)

Thursday - 11:00 - 12:30

THEME

People

ROOM

Room 26

DESCRIPTION

[SS-TP-17] Water use grew at more than twice the rate of population growth in the twentieth
century. The world population is expected to grow from about 7.3 billion people in
2015 to 9.8 billion people in 2050; in combination with changing diets, this is
expected to cause a surge in food demand of more than 50 percent. Countries
around the world need to urgently adapt their agriculture and food systems to, and
mitigate the impacts of water scarcity and climate change. Water scarcity is not just
about physical scarcity - an excess of water demand over available supply. Water
scarcity can also be due to a lack of adequate infrastructure because of fnancial,
technical or other constraints, or scarcity in access to water services. This is
because of the failure of institutions to ensure reliable, secure and equitable supply
of water to users - which can equally affect the availability of water. A strengthened
focus on water governance for agriculture and food security is needed to address
some of the underlying issues of water scarcity. The special session will bring
different actors who are interested in discuss and share their experiences on the
topic of the session.
 
Sessions Coordinationators
 
Torkil Jønch Clausen
Marlos de Souza