PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 3.a.3 - Floods, Droughts, Wind, Fire: Building Resilient Agricultural Systems

Tuesday - 11:00 - 12:30

THEME

Development

ROOM

Room 22

DESCRIPTION

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DESCRIPTION

Changing climate will pose additional challenges to agriculture, livestock and food production systems with more frequent climatic extremes.  Building resilience to these events includes a number of conservation practices as well as the use of information resources and biotechnology.  The introduction of better soil and water conservation practices, the development of crop varieties resistant to drought and other stresses, the introduction of sustainable irrigation systems and the implementation of climate monitoring and early warning systems are some of the ways we can ensure food security despite uncertain climatic conditions. This session will explore some of these techniques along with infrastructure needs and information systems to improve resilience in agricultural areas. SDG Goals: 13.1, 13.3, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 6.4
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, University of Nebraska (USA)
Brazilian Semi-Arid Articulation - ASA (Brazil)
University of Ceará (Brazil)
Women for Water Partnership - WfWP

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, President,Women for Water Partnership

● Mark Svoboda, Director, National Drought Mitigation Center, UNL

● Valquíria Alves Smith Lima, Brazilian Semi-arid Articulation (ASA)

● Prof. Dogan Altinbilek, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey