Water for Food Water for Life

Ample tables, graphs, and references make this an invaluable work for practitioners, academics, researchers, and policymakers in water management, agriculture, conservation, and development. Published with IWMI.

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Author: David Molden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136548536

Category: Law

Page: 688

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Managing water resources is one of the most pressing challenges of our times - fundamental to how we feed 2 billion more people in coming decades, eliminate poverty, and reverse ecosystem degradation. This Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, involving more than 700 leading specialists, evaluates current thinking on water and its interplay with agriculture to help chart the way forward. It offers actions for water management and water policy - to ensure more equitable and effective use. This assessment describes key water-food-environment trends that influence our lives today and uses scenarios to explore the consequences of a range of potential investments. It aims to inform investors and policymakers about water and food choices in light of such crucial influences as poverty, ecosystems, governance, and productivity. It covers rainfed agriculture, irrigation, groundwater, marginal-quality water, fisheries, livestock, rice, land, and river basins. Ample tables, graphs, and references make this an invaluable work for practitioners, academics, researchers, and policymakers in water management, agriculture, conservation, and development. Published with IWMI.

Water for Food Water for Life

Will there be enough water to grow enough food?

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Author: D. (Ed.). MOLDEN

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:708428087

Category:

Page: 40

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Will there be enough water to grow enough food? Yes, if...; Divergent views-divergent understanding; Water for food-water for tire; Water scarcity-water management; Future demand for food-and for water; Influencing what happens next; Policy action 1 Change the way we mink about water and agriculture; Policy action 2 Fight poverty by improving access to agricultural water and its use; Policy action 3 Manage agriculture to enhance ecosystem services; Policy action 4 Increase me productivity of water; Policy action 5 Upgrade rainfed systems-a litcle water can go a long way; Policy action 6 Adapt yesterday's irrigation to tomorrow's needs; Policy action 7 Reform the reform process targeting state institutions; Policy action 8 Deal with tradeoffs and make difficult choices.

Water for Food Water for Life

A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture David Molden. enough foodfor everyone and todosoin a way that is environmentally sustainable. The approach recognizes that water management lieswithin the sphereof ...

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Author: David Molden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136548529

Category: Law

Page: 688

View: 980

Managing water resources is one of the most pressing challenges of our times - fundamental to how we feed 2 billion more people in coming decades, eliminate poverty, and reverse ecosystem degradation. This Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, involving more than 700 leading specialists, evaluates current thinking on water and its interplay with agriculture to help chart the way forward. It offers actions for water management and water policy - to ensure more equitable and effective use. This assessment describes key water-food-environment trends that influence our lives today and uses scenarios to explore the consequences of a range of potential investments. It aims to inform investors and policymakers about water and food choices in light of such crucial influences as poverty, ecosystems, governance, and productivity. It covers rainfed agriculture, irrigation, groundwater, marginal-quality water, fisheries, livestock, rice, land, and river basins. Ample tables, graphs, and references make this an invaluable work for practitioners, academics, researchers, and policymakers in water management, agriculture, conservation, and development. Published with IWMI.

Challenges for Agricultural Research

(2007), “Reversing the Flow: Agricultural Water Management Pathways for Poverty Reduction”, Chapter 4 in Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, Earthscan, London, and International ...

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Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264090101

Category:

Page: 304

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This publication presents twenty papers delivered at an OECD conference on agricultural research. They highlight recent major progress in agricultural research outcomes and address the challenges that lie ahead.

Sustainable Water Management in Smallholder Farming

Managing water in rainfed agriculture, in Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. London: Earthscan; and (ii) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Millennium Ecosystem ...

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Author: Sara Finley

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780646862

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

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Water is critical to all human activities, but access to this crucial resource is increasingly limited by competition and the effects of climate change. In agriculture, water management is key to ensuring good and sustained crop yields, maintaining soil health, and safeguarding the long-term viability of the land. Water management is especially challenging on smallholder farms in resource-poor areas, which tend to be primarily rainfed and thus highly dependent on unreliable rainfall patterns. Sustainable practices can help farmers promote the development of soils, plants and field surfaces to allow maximum retention of water between rains, and encourage the efficient use of each drop of water applied as irrigation. Especially useful for farmers' groups, agricultural extension workers, NGOs, students and researchers working with farmers in dryland areas, this comprehensive yet concise book is a practical and accessible resource for anyone interested in sustainable water management.

Rainfed Agriculture

Water for Food, Water for Life: a Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 57–89. National Commission on Farmers (2004) Serving farmers and ...

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Author: Suhas Pralhad Wani

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845934385

Category: AGRICULTURA

Page: 310

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Rainfed agriculture is generally overlooked by development investors, researchers and policy makers due to limited confidence in its ability to increase agricultural production and development. However, research undertaken by a team of leading scientists from global organizations demonstrates its potential in achieving food security, improving livelihoods and most importantly addressing issues of equity and poverty reduction in dryland areas - the hot spots of poverty. On the basis of case studies from varied agricultural and ecological regions in Asia and Africa, chapters discuss the need for adopting new paradigms between rainfed and irrigated agriculture, catchment/micro-watershed management approaches, upgrades in science-based development and more investments in rainfed areas. Yield gaps for major rainfed crops are analysed globally and possible ways and means including technological, social, and institutional options to bridge the yield gaps are discussed in detail. Covering areas such as rainwater harvesting and its efficient use, the rehabilitation of degraded land and assessment methods for social, environmental and economic impacts, this book will be necessary for both academics and policy makers working in water management, agriculture and sustainable development.

The Coming Famine

The Global Food Crisis and what We Can Do to Avoid it Julian Cribb. 28. United Nations High Commissioner for ... IWMI, summary of Water for Food; Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, ed.

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Author: Julian Cribb

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520260719

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Lays out a picture of impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century - that would dwarf any in our previous experience. This book describes a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge - combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth

Conserving Land Protecting Water

International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. ... Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Research Report 13. ... Water for Food, Water for Life: Comprehensive Assessment on Water in Agriculture.

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Author: Deborah Bossio

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845934293

Category: Agriculture

Page: 235

View: 700

The degradation of land and water resources resulting primarily from agricultural activities has had enormous impact on human society. In order to alleviate this problem an advanced understanding of the state of our resources and the process of degradation is needed. Conserving Land, Protecting Water includes an overview of existing literature focusing on global patterns of land and water degradation and discussions of new insights drawn from successful case studies on reversing soil and water degradation and their impact on food and environmental security.

Water in a Changing World

... in Tropical Delta Systems, 7-9 November, Bang Sean, Thailand. Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. 2007. Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture.

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Author: World Water Assessment Programme (United Nations)

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9789231040955

Category: Sustainable development

Page: 318

View: 606

"The United Nations World Water Development Report", published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector. It is the only report of its kind, resulting from the collaboration and contributions of the 26 UN agencies, commissions, program, funds, secretariats and conventions that have a significant role in addressing global water concerns.

The United Nations World Water Development Report 3

... in Tropical Delta Systems, 7-9 November, Bang Sean, Thailand. Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. 2007. Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture.

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Author: World Water Assessment Programme,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136551604

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 865

The United Nations World Water Development Report, published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector. It is the only report of its kind, resulting from the collaboration and contributions of the 26 UN agencies, commissions, program, funds, secretariats and conventions that have a significant role in addressing global water concerns. The news media are full of talk of crises - in climate change, energy and food and troubled financial markets. These crises are linked to each other and to water resources management. Unresolved, they may lead to increasing political insecurity and conflict. Water is required to meet our fundamental needs and rising living standards and to sustain our planets fragile ecosystems. Pressures on the resource come from a growing and mobile population, social and cultural change, economic development and technological change. Adding complexity and risk is climate change, with impacts on the resource as well as on the sources of pressure on water. The challenges, though substantial, are not insurmountable. The Report shows how some countries have responded. Progress in providing drinking water is heartening, with the Millennium Development Goal target on track in most regions. But other areas remain unaddressed, and after decades of inaction, the problems in water systems are enormous and will worsen if left unattended. Leaders in the water sector can inform decisions outside their domain and manage water resources to achieve agreed socioeconomic objectives and environmental integrity. Leaders in government, the private sector and civil society determine these objectives and allocate human and financial resources to meet them. Recognizing this responsibility, they must act now! Two volume set: 336 + 96 pages (case studies). Includes CD-ROM. Published jointly with UNESCO Publishing.