Sustainable Water Management for Food Security

APSCC team presented their research on Water Management for Food Security at the International Summer School on sustainable Management and Promotion of Territory, held at Perugia University, Italy.

According to FAO, Food security is the state achieved when food systems operate such that “all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”.

The research explored on the evolution of global demand for food and its impact on water and food security, water footprint, water conflicts, water use efficiency and other challenges.

A more holistic approach to water management as unanimously agreed with due consideration to the following factors;

  • Better water measurement
  • Reform water governance system
  • Revitalize agricultural water use
  • Better manage urban and industrial demand
  • Empower women in water management
  • Reducing food wastage