Feeding a Thirsty World: Harnessing the Connections Between Food and Water Security
Food and water security are deeply entwined. 70 percent of global water use is for agriculture while more than 25 percent of the global population lives in areas facing severe water scarcity and more than 820 million people face chronic food deprivation. As the global population continues to rise and changing weather and climate patterns disrupt food and water availability, we need innovative and forward-looking approaches to securing food and water for vulnerable populations. Join us for a discussion to explore what these approaches look like across the public and private sectors.
Coffee and registration begin at 9:30am.
Rodney Ferguson, President and CEO, Winrock International
Laura Abrahams Schulz, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, U.S. Agency for International Development
Jennifer Billings, Agriculture Development Leader, Corteva Agriscience
Claire Chase, Senior Economist, World Bank Water Global Practice
Michael Tiboris, Global Water Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture Program, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Eric Viala, Director/Chief of Party, Winrock International
Moderator: Lauren Risi, Project Director, Environmental Change & Security Program, Wilson Center
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